Meng Calls for Increase in COVID-19 Vaccines in Her Congressional District
Feb 22, 2021
QUEENS, NY – Following the recent New York State pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Korean Community Services (KCS) in Bayside, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today called for more vaccination sites to be placed in her congressional district in West, Central and Northeast Queens.
“I continue to be extremely concerned about the lack of COVID-19 vaccination sites in my congressional district," said Meng. "The pop-up site at KCS on February 11th and 12th was a good first step but more sites and permanent vaccination locations are urgently needed to ensure that the vaccine is available to all of my constituents. There are many venues here in the sixth congressional district that can accommodate additional sites, and I am continuing to work with the governor and mayor to push for more vaccination spots."
"My district was the epicenter of the pandemic when the coronavirus outbreak began last year, and the crisis has had a major impact on my constituents," Meng added. "In addition, my district is home to one of the largest senior populations in the area. Many of these seniors live in transportation deserts and are unable to travel via public transportation or find another method of transit to visit a vaccination site many miles away. Everybody in New York and across the nation deserves easy access to the vaccine, and that includes those who I represent. The availability of the vaccine must be immediately improved in my congressional district.”
Meng’s district includes communities in Auburndale, Bayside, Briarwood, Electchester, Elmhurst, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Glendale, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Maspeth, Middle Village, Oakland Gardens, Pomonok, Rego Park, Richmond Hill and Ridgewood.