April 28, 2021

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Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader visits vaccination sites serving Hispanics and Seniors in Prince Georges and Montgomery counties and Baltimore City

Baltimore, MD—On Tues., Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Secretary Dennis R. Schrader visited a pop-up vaccination clinic for the Hispanic communities at Casa de Maryland in Adelphi, Maryland, a clinic vaccinating seniors and staff at the Layhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and a ceremony recognizing healthcare workers on the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital.  

“Our No Arm Left Behind initiative entails working closely with trusted community partners like Casa de Maryland, Layhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital to ensure that every Marylander who wants a vaccine can get access to one as quickly as possible,” said Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “We are applying lessons learned, best practices, and other strategies to reach out to Marylanders facing challenges to getting vaccinated. The Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital remains a tremendous asset in our fight against COVID-19 and recognizing leadership and staff for all the hard work that happens there every day was an honor.”
(L - R) George Escobar, Chief of Programs and Services, Casa de Maryland, Maryland State Senator Malcolm L. Augustine, Secretary Schrader, and Dr. Michelle LaRue, Director of Health and Human Services, Casa de Maryland at vaccination clinic that administered 150 vaccinations to Hispanic community members, Adelphi, Maryland

(L-R) Maryland State Delegate Charlotte Crutchfield, Esq., Dr. Melissa Welch DNP, FNP-BC, MDH Director of Community and Facility Initiative, Maryland State Delegate Vaughn M. Stewart III, Maryland State Delegate Bonnie Cullsion, Secretary Schrader, and Maryland State Senator Benjamin F. Kramer at Layhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where residents and staff were vaccinated, Silver Spring, Maryland

(L-R) Secretary Schrader, Dr. Mohan Suntha, President and CEO, University of Maryland Medical System, Kevin Sowers, President, Johns Hopkins Health System and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Phillip Costa, Director of Operations, BCCFH at BCCHF, Baltimore, Maryland



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