Rep. Maloney Applauds Healthcare Heroes at Javits Center Administering COVID-19 Vaccine, Addresses Roll Out Issues

Jan 18, 2021
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) visited the Javits Center to thank the nurses and doctors administering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible New Yorkers. After the visit, Rep. Maloney released the following statement.

 

“I applaud the healthcare workers and the National Guard at the Javits Center for their tireless efforts to make sure that every single New Yorker in the 1A and 1B categories can get the vaccine as soon as possible. The nurses and doctors at the Javits Center — as well as those at other vaccination centers — are critical to New York City’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. I have been working with both the Mayor and Governor to address roll out issues and increase vaccination sites in New York City to make sure that all New Yorkers who want a vaccine can receive one.

 

“During the early months of the pandemic, the Javits Center served as an emergency field hospital, and I applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo opening it now as a mass vaccination hub at the convention center.  Since last March, our healthcare heroes have been on the frontlines every day keeping New Yorkers safe and healthy. We have a long road ahead of us on our city’s path to recovery, but with two effective vaccines and more in the approval process, I feel an immense sense of hope and gratitude.”

 

BACKGROUND

 

-  On January 13, Congresswoman Maloney wrote a letter to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio calling on him to establish a vaccination site on Roosevelt Island, home to 11,500 New Yorkers, many of whom are elderly or have disabilities.

 

- On January 13, Congresswoman Maloney called on the City of New York to expedite COVID-19 vaccine access for World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) participants.

 

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