Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis Statement Encouraging Local Veterans to get Vaccinated
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) today released the following statement encouraging local veterans to get vaccinated:
"I encourage veterans who are eligible and desire the vaccine to contact the Brooklyn VA Medical Center (VAMC) to schedule an appointment to be immunized as soon as possible. The faster our community can be immunized, the faster we can reopen our economy and get our residents back to work.
"My office has been in constant communication with both Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio's offices to ensure our community receives an adequate number of vaccine doses. We have seen some improvement in our state's distribution process, however, there is still work to be done to improve the experience for constituents seeking vaccination. I'm glad steps have been taken so those who have served our country are being prioritized for immunization."
Currently, the Brooklyn VAMC is vaccinating high-risk veterans and veterans age 65 and older, as defined by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Local veterans who are below the age of 65 can call the Brooklyn VAMC at (718) 836-6600 to schedule appointments as the demand to vaccinate veterans 65 and older decreases and the supply of vaccine doses increases. The clinic is open seven days a week from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Vaccine doses will be available at the Staten Island VA Medical Clinic by the end of January.