State should be helping speed up vaccines

This letter is in response to the article, “Governor announces steps to speed up Maryland vaccinations.”

I read with dismay that Gov. Larry Hogan has decided to reallocate doses of the vaccine if they are not given to the people. It was reported Hogan said, “any facility that has not administered at least 75% of its total first doses may have future allocations reduced until they can speed up vaccinations.”

I disagree with his response. A proper response should have been, “What resources can we provide to assist you in getting the vaccinations to the people in your jurisdiction?”

The response should not be to remove potential life-saving vaccines from areas of the state. He has also created an executive order requiring providers to report data to the state within 24 hours after vaccines have been administered. This requires more paperwork when that time could be better allocated to providing vaccinations.

Get the people the “damn” vaccine.

Shelly Brown

Frostburg

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