Community officials and leaders urge Rockaway residents to get vaccinated


With infection rates of the aggressive and highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant on the rise, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards with Brooklyn Borough President and Democratic candidate for NYC Mayor Eric Adams held a press conference at the city-run vaccination hub on Beach 39th Street in Edgemere on Aug. 5 to urge residents to get vaccinated. 

Surrounded by public health leaders, community advocates and elected officials — including state Senator James Sanders, Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson and Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers — Richards and Adams addressed the low vaccination rate not only in Edgemere but across the Rockaway Peninsula, which was one of the hardest-hit areas during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.