Maloney Applauds NYS Making 9/11 Community Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), author of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and its subsequent reauthorizations, today applauded New York State’s announcement that individuals with 9/11-related cancers and pulmonary diseases will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of February 15, 2021. Congresswoman Maloney called on the City of New York to expedite COVID-19 vaccine access for World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) participants on January 13, 2021.
“9/11 responders and survivors, who have 9/11-related medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19, need and deserve access to the COVID-19 vaccine. They live with these pre-existing conditions because they were exposed to the toxins in the air at and around Ground Zero after our government told them it was safe. After 9/11, our country made a promise to ‘Never Forget’ – this is how we put that promise into action.”