BRONX, N.Y. – Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Thursday issued the following statement after his office worked to secure additional Pfizer vaccines in Co-op City:

“My office is excited to announce that we have confirmed that the Co-op City vaccine distribution center will be able to continue serving residents with additional doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. We would like to thank Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio for moving this request forward expeditiously. 

“The Bronx currently has the lowest vaccination rate of any borough, with only 47% of residents having received at least one dose, and only 31% of Black residents. The numbers are especially concerning for younger adults; just a quarter of Black Bronxites between 18 and 44 have gotten a vaccine shot. 

“At a time when concerning variants of COVID-19 are spreading throughout the country and around the world, it’s urgent that our unvaccinated neighbors get the vaccine as quickly as possible. I’m hopeful that this expansion of Pfizer vaccines — which are safe, effective, and free to all — will help us to close that gap in Co-op City and keep our families safe.”