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Maloney Leads Efforts to Bring Vaccine Sites to North Brooklyn and Western Queens

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) on May 4 applauded Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement of a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at the Astoria Houses Senior Center and the establishment of a permanent site at St. Nick’s Alliance.

The pop up site at the Astoria Houses Senior Center will be open from Thursday, May 6 until Saturday, May 8. The St. Nick’s Alliance site will open on Friday, May 7 at 211 Ainslie Street in Brooklyn, NY.

Congresswoman Maloney has been working with the Mayor’s office to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites at Astoria Houses and in North Brooklyn over the last few months. These communities are home to thousands of New Yorkers, including a significant number of elderly, disabled, and BIPOC residents who, as data have 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 Astoria Houses, Astoria Houses Residents’ Association President Claudia Coger, and Northern Brooklyn and are opening the vaccine sites at Astoria Houses and St. Nick’s Alliance,” Congresswoman Maloney said. “Vaccine distribution should be easy, accessible, and free for all. Neglecting to place vaccination sites at Astoria Houses and in North Brooklyn was a roadblock to this goal. I’m hopeful that these sites will help drive up vaccination rates in these communities and help to keep these New Yorkers safe and healthy.”

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