On this last episode, we look back on 23 years of joyous, difficult and always informative conversation.
Nationwide, coronavirus vaccination efforts got off to a rocky start, and our region wasn’t spared. It’s been more than a month since the first coronavirus vaccine was administered, but we are still very far from the goal of herd immunity.
So where do we stand as of now? As of January 28, the District reports almost 8% of its population has received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. In Maryland it’s almost 6% and in Virginia it’s 6.5% of the population.
Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles told WUSA9, “Let’s say we get to a 10,000-dose a week average. If we stayed at that current clip to get everyone covered, that’s going to be over 100 weeks, just shy of two years, and so something has to change.”
Dr. Gayles will join us to discuss progress and roadblocks in vaccine distribution. We’ll also be joined by Julie Zauzmer, reporter at the Washington Post, to talk about the latest changes to vaccine distribution plans and what locals need to know about getting that coveted inoculation appointment.
Produced by Inés Rénique
- Julie Zauzmer Reporter, The Washington Post; @JulieZauzmer
- Dr. Travis Gayles County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
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