County leaders are working to make sure all communities have equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Local and national data shows that communities of color are among those who are at a higher risk during the pandemic. Data also shows that there’s been continuous progress in Montgomery County towards increasing access to lifesaving resources in vulnerable communities that have been hardest hit.
“We are going to continue doing this work to make sure we can get those gaps closed,” said County Executive Marc Elrich during his weekly virtual media briefing on Thursday.
Here’s a closer look at how the county is working with various community partners through outreach efforts to close gaps for all racial and ethnic groups amid the health crisis:
Click here to view Montgomery County’s Framework for Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccination.
Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Gayles also gave an update during the briefing. He says the county continues to implement equity strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccines and testing. More details soon @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/KLsMUFaZBc
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