County Council to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Town Hall on Jan. 19

The Montgomery County Council is hosting a virtual town hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 to discuss the community’s COVID-19 vaccination program with public health leaders.

Expected to join the meeting are County Executive Marc Elrich, Deputy Health Officer James Bridgers, Latino Health Initiative Senior Manager Sonia Mora, Latino Health Steering Committee Co-Chair Monica Escalante and African American Health Program Executive Committee Co-Chair Beatrice Miller.

“Across the country, our state and our county, the distribution of vaccines has finally begun. Vaccinations serve as a vital tool to help protect and mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in our community,” Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said in a statement.

“As we navigate the next critical phase of this epidemic, we are working hard to address the challenges the vaccine rollout currently presents and ensure public health is protected for all.”

The meeting will share up-to-date information about the county’s vaccine rollout plan and explain the priority order as mandated by the state and federal government.

Council members and staff from the Health and Human Services Department will have breakout rooms for attendees to ask questions and voice concerns. One room will be dedicated to people who speak Spanish.

Participants must register for the Zoom session by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 via this online form. The town hall will also be televised on County Cable Montgomery, as well as the council’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

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