Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he has activated the state’s National Guard to assist with the rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.
The first batch of doses will be distributed to hospitals and nursing homes over the next two weeks, WTTG-TV (Channel 5) reported.
The Republican governor said Tuesday he plans to take the vaccine but wouldn’t do so before front-line workers, WTTG reported.
The state will create a public service announcement campaign encouraging Marylanders to get immunized.
As of Wednesday, Maryland has roughly 242,000 coronavirus cases and 5,100 virus-related deaths, according to the state health department.