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    Oct. 3, 2021

    Media Contact:

    Deidre McCabe, Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-3536

    Andy Owen, Deputy Director, Media Relations 410-767-6491

    PHOTO RELEASE: Maryland Department of Health, Baltimore City and Johns Hopkins Medicine partner to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations at Fiesta Baltimore

    Baltimore, MD—Today, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Baltimore City and Johns Hopkins Medicine partnered to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations and vaccine outreach during Fiesta Baltimore, a Latino cultural festival at Patterson Park.


    Baltimore City hosted the vaccination event with clinical partner Johns Hopkins Medicine. Both organizations have partnered with the state in the fight against COVID-19.​

    The event is yet another statewide effort by MDH to support equitable and convenient access to COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities. 


    Dr. Kathleen Page, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an official GoVAX Ambassador, was on hand to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

    “COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the Latino community,” said Dr. Kathleen Page, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an official GoVAX Ambassador. “I am encouraging the community to protect themselves, and the ones they love, by getting the life-saving vaccine.”


    Community promoters sharing information with festival participants to encourage vaccination.

    At the event, Dr. Page joined bilingual community canvassers, who shared educational material in English and Spanish.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit covidLINK.maryland.gov

    To schedule a COVID -19 vaccination appointment, visit covidvax.maryland.gov


    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.

    Follow us on Twitter @MDHealthDept and at Facebook.com/MDHealthDept.​​