I hope you are doing fine and handling the winter weather well. I am writing to update you on my efforts to increase vaccine distribution here in Southern Brooklyn. As you may know, the city is experiencing a significant shortage of vaccines, partially due to weather interruptions, and partially due to limited supply across the country. Appointments will be opening up again this week, but it is still extremely difficult for most people to receive vaccines, particularly seniors.
I have spent the last several weeks urging the Mayor’s office and the Governor’s office to increase the number of sites and available appointments here in Southern Brooklyn. We have been among the highest hit areas in the entire city, and were even subjected to a “red zone” shutdown in the Fall, which has disastrous impacts on our local economy. Now, as the lifesaving vaccine is available, we should be given priority treatment.
I will continue to hold the city and state administrations’ feet to the fire on this. There is no excuse for their inability to produce the vaccines we need. In particular, we must ensure that our homebound seniors, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions are pushed to the head of the line.
I also want you to be aware that my office staff has been working tirelessly to identify appointments and schedule doses for our constituents when they become available. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance navigating the process, please do contact my office at 718-368-9176.
To search available appointments in Brooklyn, click here. Please note that this website is updated frequently, so you should keep checking back if you don’t see an available appointment the first time you look: https://nycvaccinelist.com/
I hope to see all of you soon! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.