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​​September 12, 2021 

Media Contact:

Deidre McCabe, Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-3536

Charles Gischlar, Deputy Director, Media Relations 410-767-6491

PHOTO RELEASE: Maryland Department of Health provides free COVID-19 vaccinations at the Salvadoran Independence Festival in Montgomery County 

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today conducted a free COVID-19 mobile clinic and vaccine outreach at the 16th Annual Salvadoran Independence Festival held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. 


The event is an example of statewide efforts for the equitable and convenient administration of COVID-19 vaccines by bringing them directly to vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities. 


Community promoters sharing information with festival participants to encourage vaccination.

In addition to the mobile clinic, bilingual community canvassers shared educational material about the vaccine, available in English and Spanish, with festival attendees to encourage them to get vaccinated.


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The Maryland Department of Health is dedicated to protecting and improving the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management and community engagement. 


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