Congressman Kim Holds Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

January 12, 2021
Press Release

Congressman Kim Holds Telephone Town Hall
on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) held a telephone town hall on where he provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and economic recovery efforts in Congress. This was the Congressman’s 29th town hall since he was sworn into office in January 2019 and his first of the 117th Congress.

Congressman Kim was joined by Dr. Eddy Bresnitz, Medical Advisor to the New Jersey Commissioner of Health on the COVID-19 response. Dr. Bresnitz provided an update on the state’s efforts to quickly distribute safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. More information on vaccine distribution from state and federal resources can be found on the Congressman’s website by clicking here.

Questions from residents of Burlington and Ocean Counties included issues around when veterans will receive the vaccine, if the COVID-19 vaccines are safe immediately after receiving other vaccines, how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine if you don’t have internet access, and whether there will be enough vaccine supply for everyone to receive a second dose of a vaccine. Information about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in New Jersey can be found on Congressman Kim’s website by clicking here.

“There can’t be a day that goes by until this crisis is over that we aren’t dedicated to quickly distributing these vaccines,” said Congressman Kim. “These vaccines will not only save lives; they will give us the freedom and peace of mind we all have missed over the past nine months. The freedom of knowing that we can go back to work or see our friends and family without fear. That’s my priority – to make sure we get this done, that we get it done right, and we get it done quickly. I’ll work every day until the job is complete.”

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Congressman Kim has held multiple town halls to keep residents of Burlington and Ocean Counties informed on ongoing efforts to end the pandemic, including town halls on increasing preparedness and vaccine development.

Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it’s having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here