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    November 13, 2021

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    PHOTO RELEASE: MDH Secretary Schrader visits pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by NAACP in Baltimore City

    Baltimore, MD – Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Secretary Dennis R. Schrader today visited a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 5- to 11-year-olds and parents hosted by the NAACP’s National Headquarters and Baltimore Branch organizations. The clinic was held at the NAACP offices on Mt. Hope Dr. in Baltimore City.

    “The NAACP has a credible voice that has encouraged Marylanders to get vaccinated since COVID-19 vaccines became available,” said Secretary Schrader. “The state has been fortunate to have the NAACP as a partner throughout the pandemic, and we look forward to continuing to work together.”
    L to R: Baltimore City NAACP President Rev. Kobi Little, MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader, and NAACP Human Resources Business Partner Cynthia Dunyoh discuss the day’s clinic and further partnership opportunities.

    Today’s clinic was organized in coordination with the Baltimore City Health Department and clinical partner Five Medicine. Over 50 children between the ages of 5 and 11 and their parents received Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations at the clinic.

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    Five Medicine served as the clinical partner at today’s vaccine clinic.

    “The NAACP is pleased to support efforts in Baltimore City to make vaccines available for adults and children,” said NAACP’s Director of Learning and Impact, Marjorie Innocent, PhD. “We are eager to get past the pandemic and address the health and social needs of our communities and country. We see this effort as part of our mission to advance health equity and justice for all people in our nation.”​

    Doggy at NAACP.jpgL to R: Carrie Joneckis and Finley McBear of Pets on Wheels were in attendance to provide furry comfort for youngsters getting vaccinated.

    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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