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Also urges the federal administration to speed up vaccine approval for 5-11 year olds
ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan today joined CBS Washington Chief Correspondent Major Garrett on Face The Nation to discuss Maryland’s response to COVID-19 and continue to pressure the federal government to do so. advance full FDA vaccine approval, make booster shots immediately available to the elderly and vulnerable populations, and speed up vaccine approval for children 5 to 11 years old.
Watch the interview.
On the pressure for federal action:
“We pushed the federal government for three things: First, we are pushing for final approval from the FDA, which I think is part of the reluctance of a lot of people. Hopefully that happens this week.
“Second, we’re going to accelerate that timeframe because we’re already preparing in our state to start doing recalls for our nursing home residents and people who are part of vulnerable populations – we want to get that final deal from the federal government. . .
“And we want to push for it to be approved for the younger ones who can’t get it right now.”
On obtaining the recall:
“In fact, I just did this this week based on the wise advice of our team of epidemiologists and my own oncologist. The federal government has said that people who are immunocompromised should get it. I had immune system cancer, so I got it on Monday and I’m feeling great.