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March 2021 Edition: COVID-19 Vaccination 
  • Reminder: Get Vaccinated 
  • For more information

Reminder: Get Vaccinated

It is important to get the COVID-19 Vaccine for everyone’s protection. Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent disease and save lives – now more than ever. Today there are vaccines available to protect against at least 20 diseases, such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza and measles. Together, these vaccines save the lives of up to 3 million people every year. When we get vaccinated, we aren’t just protecting ourselves, but also those around us. Some people, like those who are seriously ill, are advised not to get certain vaccines – so they depend on the rest of us to get vaccinated and help reduce the spread of disease.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination continues to be critically important. The pandemic has caused a decline in the number of children receiving routine immunizations, which could lead to an increase in illness and death from preventable diseases.
The full Maryland House Delegation meets every Friday, and you may view them live or recorded on our YouTube channel (see link below). The House Delegation  frequently has  informative briefings from State and county officials. On Friday, February 5, 2021, the Delegation held a briefing on the State’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. From this briefing, the Maryland Hose of Delegates has identified several concerns including ensuring a sufficient supply to vaccinate Marylanders age 75 and older, concerns about the limited supply of the second dosage and accountability for ensuing a fair system. Addressing public health inequality, as highlighted by the pandemic, is a top priority for Maryland legislators. Those impacts have been disparately felt by communities across the State, and we must actively support those who have felt the greatest burden. Delegate Barron, Chair of the Prince George’s Delegation, has  introduced the Health Equity Resource Communities Act (HB463), which would drive state funding and resources towards communities suffering the most healthcare disparities.

Please note: Acting Maryland health secretary says people should register in multiple places for COVID vaccine appointments. 

For more information:

Please visit the Maryland’s COVID-19 website to find a vaccination clinic near you and sign up if you are eligible. Contact your local health department for more information on vaccine distribution. You can learn more about the vaccines at CovidLINK Maryland, and sign up for 211 alerts by texting “MdReady” to 898-21. For federal vaccine information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, and contact your primary care physician for any questions related to the vaccine and your personal health.
The Maryland House and Senate leadership announced their Unemployment Insurance Reform Package to immediately fix the broken unemployment insurance system. Over the last ten months, thousands of Marylanders experienced issues with claims and were unable to get their UI questions answered. Currently, there are still nearly 4,000 Marylanders who have unresolved UI claims issues. Maryland’s unemployment system was unprepared for a statewide emergency and needs to be reformed. The Unemployment Reform Package makes short-term and structural changes to fix Maryland’s broken UI system including:

  • Modernizing the UI system to ensure that Marylanders can get the money they deserve
  • Improving customer service
  • Creating more accountability
  • Planning for the next emergency
ROBINSON & GERALDO, P.C.
 
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Manuel R. Geraldo
Attorney at Law
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Alexander Geraldo
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