Rep. Maloney Leads Efforts to Bring COVID-19 Vaccine Site to Cooper Park Houses
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today applauded Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that on Friday, April 30, there will be a Northwell Health COVID-19 vaccination pop-up site at Cooper Park Houses at 76 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Earlier this month, Congresswoman Maloney called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to establish a COVID-19 vaccination site at Cooper Park Houses. The community is home to 1,575 New Yorkers, including a significant number of elderly, disabled, and BIPOC residents who, as data has shown, are at higher risk of experiencing severe impacts should they contract COVID-19.
“I am thrilled that the City listened to the people of Cooper Park Houses and Residents’ Association President Debra Benders and are opening up a vaccination site for these residents. Vaccine distribution should be easy, accessible, and free for all. Neglecting to place a vaccination site at Cooper Park Houses was a roadblock to this goal. I’m hopeful that this pop up will help drive up vaccination rates at Cooper Park Houses and keep these New Yorkers safe.”