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Vice President Kamala Harris visits Baltimore vaccination site

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Photo credit: Gov. Larry Hogan
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Vice President Harris touring M&T Bank Stadium vaccination site on April 29, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — On Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris marked the 100th day of the Biden-Harris administration by touring a vaccination site in Baltimore. 

 

Harris greeted and thanked patients who were being vaccinated at M&T Bank Stadium and asked them to encourage others to get vaccinated as well. 

 

The vice president also thanked frontline workers for their services, “ Here in Baltimore, you guys are doing amazing work.”

 

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  Harris was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Maryland Governor Larry Hogan; Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen.

 

“Marylanders and all Americans have risen to meet this unprecedented crisis with great courage and resolve,” said Governor Hogan. “Together we have summoned every ounce of strength and every resource at our disposal to defeat this threat. This site is a testament to that. I want to thank the entire Biden-Harris administration team for continuing to work with us to achieve our shared mission to get a vaccine to every single person who wants one as soon as possible.”

 

University of Maryland Medical System President and CEO Mohan Suntha said, "Our staff and leadership at the M&T Bank Stadium Mass Vaccination Site have been working tirelessly to get all Marylanders vaccinated. We appreciate the Vice President taking time to recognize the efforts of our team.”

 

“Today was a big day for us,” said Jason Marx, MD, incident commander at the M&T Bank Stadium Mass Vaccination Site and a physician leader at University of Maryland Medical System. “We were delighted to host today’s visit, show what we continue to accomplish to make Maryland safer and are very thankful for the federal, state and local resources that are making it possible for us to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of Marylanders.”

 

 

The M&T Bank Stadium site is one of 13 mass vaccination sites in Maryland. 

Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.