Friday, February 12, 2021

Newsom visits Fresno empty-handed on vaccine distribution

On Wednesday, Governor Newsom visited Fresno, ostensibly to announce the creation of a mass vaccination center in the city from which much-needed vaccine doses could be rapidly distributed across the Central Valley. Despite an earlier pledge to place a mass vaccination center in the Valley, the Governor admitted Wednesday that details on the Valley’s new center were still unknown.

On the same day, my fellow Valley congressional representatives and I sent a letter to Newsom urging the establishment of multiple mass vaccination centers throughout the Valley. As Governor Newsom attempts to reverse California’s abysmal vaccine rollout, it is imperative that the state work with FEMA to provide swift vaccine distribution to the Central Valley families and workers who risk their health to feed the nation.