Congressman Kim Provides Update on Ocean County Vaccine Distribution on Telephone Town Hall

February 22, 2021
Press Release

Congressman Kim Provides Update on Ocean County
Vaccine Distribution on Telephone Town Hall

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) was joined on a telephone town hall by public health leaders to provide an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Ocean County. The telephone town hall, the second of two this month to provide updates on vaccines, was the Congressman’s 31st since being sworn into Congress.

“I hear and know the frustration so many have had in trying to get a vaccine. It’s a frustration I share and one I’m dedicated to fixing,” said Congressman Kim. “These town halls were meant to deliver information people in our community can use to get a vaccine when it’s their turn. Tomorrow, I’ll head back to Washington, D.C. and continue to push my colleagues in Congress to pass a recovery package that supercharges the distribution of doses so we all have the hope of being vaccinated quickly. I encourage everyone to sign up for my daily COVID-19 e-newsletter and continue listening to my town halls for updates.”

Congressman Kim’s daily COVID-19 e-newsletter can be found online by clicking here.

Joining Congressman Kim was Brian Rumpf, Assemblyman and Director of Administration and Program Development at the Ocean County Health Department; Dan Regenye, Public Health Coordinator at the Ocean County Health Department; and Dave Brimmer and Christine Betros Farrell representing the Department of Veteran Affairs.

After providing updates on vaccine distribution from the federal government to New Jersey, and various ways in which New Jerseyans can sign up for a COVID-19 in Ocean County, Congressman Kim and the panelists took questions on: how residents without internet or computer access can sign up for vaccines, how homebound individuals will be able to access vaccines, how veterans can sign up for vaccines through the VA, and when the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be made available.

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 vaccine distribution, vaccine development, and increasing preparedness.

Congressman Kim is 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