Rep. Maloney Applauds NYC, New York Health and Hospitals, and Mets for Bringing COVID-19 Vaccine Site to Citi Field
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) applauded today’s announcement that starting the week of February 25, qualifying New Yorkers will be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at Citi Field, which is being turned into a 24/7 COVID-19 vaccine site.
Earlier this week, Congresswoman Maloney joined Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and local elected officials calling on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Health and Hospitals to designate Citi Field a COVID-19 vaccination site. Queens is home to 2.3 million New Yorkers, including many immigrant and BIPOC communities who have had to endure a significant brunt of the COVID-19 crisis and who are part of the high-risk demographic for severe outcomes should they contract COVID-19.
“This is a home run for our city! I am thrilled that Mayor de Blasio listened to the people of Queens and are opening up a 24/7 vaccination site at Citi Field. Vaccine distribution should be easy, accessible, and free for all and neglecting to place sites in certain Queens neighborhoods – many of which are home to immigrant and BIPOC communities – inhibited this goal. I’m hopeful that this new vaccine distribution site will help drive up vaccination rates in Queens and around our city to help keep New Yorkers safe.”