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File #: 21-0003R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 1/11/2021 In control: Health, Environment, and Technology
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore’s healthcare community, and other interested parties before the Baltimore City Council to discuss Baltimore’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.
Sponsors: Danielle N. McCray, Odette Ramos, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, James Torrence, Zeke Cohen, Phylicia Porter, Kristerfer Burnett, Antonio Glover, Mark Conway, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: COVID-19, Informational Hearing, Vaccination Plan
Attachments: 1. 21-0003R~1st Reader, 2. Synopsis 21-0003R, 3. Hearing Agenda 21-0003R, 4. BCHD Presentation 21-0003R, 5. Partner Presentation 21-0003R, 6. Hearing Minutes 21-0003R, 7. Hearing Notes 21-0003R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember McCray

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore’s healthcare community, and other interested parties before the Baltimore City Council to discuss Baltimore’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.
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In December of 2020, Pfizer and Moderna were granted emergency use authorization of their respective COVID-19 vaccines. Subsequently, a rigorous distribution effort began to ship large amounts of the vaccines to states across the country. The efficacy rate of the Moderna vaccine is 94.1% and Pfizer's 95.0%, both requiring an initial shot and then from several to four weeks later, a follow-up booster shot.

Baltimore’s residents have been struggling with the weight of the Coronavirus pandemic for 10 months, and although there is a vaccination to be distributed, the end to the pandemic seems uncertain. To date, the City has seen more than 32,000 COVID-19 cases, three-figure hospitalization numbers consistently, and more than 600 deaths. Within these 10 months, health, economic, and educational disparities have been exacerbated as the impact of COVID-19 hit marginalized communities the hardest. With the average median income at $50,379 and 21% of the population being below the poverty line, a large portion of the City’s residents can identify with the intensified struggle.

Given the added diffic...

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