ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – A top Maryland lawmaker has formed an oversight panel after criticizing “unacceptable” levels of confusion about COVID-19 vaccine access, administration, and distribution. Senate President Bill Ferguson announced the work group saying the state Senate would consider not confirming Gov. Larry Hogan’s nominee to lead the state health department due to the current rollout. Ferguson says he doesn’t think it would be fair to confirm Dennis Schrader based on where the state is now with the vaccination program. A spokesman for Gov. Hogan says Maryland has administered more vaccine doses than 32 other states.

SEN. BILL FERGUSON