HEMPSTEAD, N.Y (CBSNewYork) — Hempstead Mayor Waylyn Hobbs Jr. is calling for better COVID vaccine distribution.
Hobbs Jr. was sworn in Monday and asked for more transparency toward the end of his speech.READ MORE: Police: Woman Wanted For Punching MTA Bus Driver In Manhattan
The mayor said many seniors are still waiting to get their shots and noted Hempstead residents are usually the last to find out about pop-up vaccination sites.READ MORE: Dr. Fauci Expects Decision On Whether To Resume Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine By Friday
“It is my goal to work with our governor and other elected officials to make sure, in our community, that we have ample time to notice our residents of when we’re going to have the next location to offer the vaccine,” said Hobbs Jr.MORE NEWS: ACM Awards: Full List Of Winners And Nominees
Village officials also plan on addressing vaccine equality in minority communities.