Vice President Kamala Harris marks 100 days in office in Baltimore and encourages COVID vaccinations – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Vice President Kamala Harris visited the mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday. It was his first public appearance since President Joe Biden gave his joint speech Wednesday night and Thursday marked 100 days of the Biden administration in power.
Harris was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, along with other local and state leaders.
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“Thank you all for being here,” Harris told a group of health workers and vaccinees as they browsed the site. “If you are here, you are a leader. You are role models. “
She encouraged people who take the vaccines to tell others to do so too.
“Another thing [pandemic] did is show us the power of community, of all of us being in the same boat, ”said Harris.
The vice president said the American people are strong and “we know how to fight the things that are going to hurt us.”
She personally thanked several of the site’s healthcare workers saying she was watching the “incredible job that all healthcare workers do around the clock”.
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Some applauded as the vice president made her way onto the site.
The site has administered more than 200,000 doses of the vaccine since it opened in February this year.
The 55,000 square foot club section of the stadium was transformed into a mass vaccination site in just 18 days and was carried out through a private and public partnership with the State of Maryland and the University Medical System of Maryland, Maryland Department of Health, Maryland National Guard. and the Maryland Stadium Authority.
The vice president’s visit comes as hospitalizations in the state continue to decline and the state’s positivity rate is below 4%.
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