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Maloney Applauds NYS, Walgreens for COVID Vaccine Site on Roosevelt Island

February 8, 2021

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) applauded the announcement that as of Friday, February 12, New Yorkers aged 65 and older will be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccines at the Duane Reade on Main Street on Roosevelt Island.

Congresswoman Maloney last month called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to establish a COVID-19 vaccination site on Roosevelt Island. Roosevelt Island is home to 11,500 New Yorkers, including a significant number of elderly and disabled residents who are part of the high-risk demographic for severe outcomes should they contract COVID-19.

Congresswoman Maloney said, “I am thrilled that the City and State listened to the people of Roosevelt Island and the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association and are opening up a vaccination site for these residents. Vaccine distribution should be easy, accessible, and free for all. Neglecting to place one on Roosevelt Island was a roadblock to this goal. I’m hopeful that this new vaccine distribution site will help drive up vaccination rates on Roosevelt Island and help keep these New Yorkers safe.”

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