Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative David Trone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov
Trone’s Vaccine Newsletter Helps Thousands of Constituents Find Vaccine Information
Inaugural Newsletter Viewed by Over 55,000 Marylanders in Sixth District
WASHINGTON — As Marylanders continue to face challenges accessing information about COVID vaccine eligibility and how to get the vaccine, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced that his COVID Vaccine Newsletter — which lists every location a person in Maryland’s Sixth District can access a vaccine — has helped thousands of his constituents access vaccine information. While Trone has advocated for the creation of a statewide hub, there is currently no place where Marylanders can sign up for a vaccine if they are eligible.
“Unlike West Virginia and other states that have been successful getting shots into arms, Maryland still lacks a central registration system. That’s why I put together this guide to make it easier for anyone who is eligible for a vaccine to get one,” said Congressman Trone. “Right now our number one priority is fighting this virus, and we need to make vaccine information easy to understand and accessible. My COVID vaccine newsletter has helped thousands get life-saving information, and I will continue to provide this information as it becomes available to my team and me.”
Every Monday, Trone sends out the newsletter to provide the most up-to-date information about vaccine availability. He has so far sent three newsletters. The newsletters include over 50 links to local health department websites, vaccination interest forms, and vaccination sites. Each newsletter contains information on who is currently eligible for the vaccine and how many doses have been administered in each county. Trone’s inaugural newsletter was viewed by over 55,000 Marylanders in the Sixth District.
The newsletters can be viewed here.
Constituent Praise for Trone’s Vaccine Newsletter
“Thank you for sending these updates out. It is much appreciated and seeing the progress brings me hope.” – Don T., Derwood, Maryland
“Thank you Congressman David Trone. Your newsletters are always very helpful and informative. Wishing you all the very best! Have a wonderful term and wish you more and more success with each passing day. Your commitment to the residents is much appreciated.” – Jamuna Y., Laytonsville, Maryland
“Just a thank you for the excellent Covid 19 newsletter with the important information about obtaining the vaccine. I also appreciated the quick turnaround and follow up call to my last email when I was having difficulty obtaining an appointment. Glad to say I have now had the first dose. Many thanks.” – Ken F., North Potomac, Maryland
“Thank you Representative Trone. Today things opened up and my husband and I got the vaccine at Quince Orchard HS in the neighborhood. I am happy to know you are working to make our world better. Thank you.” – Emyrtis B., Darnestown, Maryland
“Thank you for the excellent newsletter related to Covid-19 that so beautifully lays out the information regarding vaccine availability, current groups being served, and vaccination locations. We also appreciate the fast response and call back my husband received from your office when he was having difficulty obtaining a vaccination appointment. We feel fortunate to have you as our Congressman.” – Janet F., North Potomac, Maryland
“Good morning! Thank you for sending out this information in such a easy to access format. Please continue to send updates as the information changes. This is a very chaotic time for our state and district and any help in simplifying the process is greatly appreciated. Thanks again for providing these details.” – Joy M., Derwood, Maryland
Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.