ELLICOTT CITY – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released the following statement regarding Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Baltimore today:
“I was honored to join Vice President Kamala Harris and Dr. Anthony Fauci to tour the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to mark 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration. As we navigate through the greatest health pandemic we have seen in a century, it is imperative that we work together to get residents tested and vaccinated. I’m grateful for President Biden, Vice President Harris, and their entire Administration for their continuous efforts to speed up the delivery of vaccines.
In Howard County, we continue to make significant progress to get shots into arms with over 55% of residents receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, nearly 38% of residents are fully vaccinated, 100% of our super seniors, those ages 75 and older, have received at least one shot, and 99% of Howard County Public School educators who wanted a vaccine have received one. Howard County currently leads Maryland in first doses administered and vaccines administered to residents 65+. These positive metrics are only due to our robust collaboration with the Biden-Harris Administration as well as our State partners. We look forward to the opening of the State’s first mass vaccination site in Howard County tomorrow, Friday, April 30th.
Maryland has weathered an uncertain economy throughout this pandemic, and the American Rescue Plan, another Biden-Harris priority, will help bring $63.1 million of federal funding to Howard County. This robust funding is vital to our current COVID-19 response and our long-term recovery. I’m grateful for the advocacy of the President, Vice President, and our entire federal delegation for helping us set a successful path to recovery.
We continue to urge residents that the only way we can end this pandemic, is if we get vaccinated. Please reach out to a family, friend, neighbor, or anyone around you, and encourage them to get vaccinated today. Many sites are now offering walk-up availability. To see a full list of vaccination sites, please visit COVIDVax.Maryland.gov.”