Ridgewood Congresswoman Grace Meng is still calling for more COVID-19 vaccination sites in her district, which spans west, central and northeast Queens.
New York State hosted a two-day pop-up vaccination site in Bayside earlier this month, which she called a “good first step.” But Meng said she wants more and permanent locations for her 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,” she said.
Not only was Meng’s district the epicenter of the pandemic at the outset, but her district is also home to one of the city’s largest senior populations.
Many seniors live in transportation deserts and cannot travel via public transportation or find other methods of transit vaccination sites that are far away.
Meng’s district ranges from Bayside, Flushing and Forest Hills to Elmhurst, Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood.