Costa Praises Governor’s Vaccine Commitment to Central Valley Communities

Feb 11, 2021
Press Release

(FRESNO) Congressman Jim Costa (CA-19) released the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his commitment to increase vaccine availability and equity across the Central Valley:

"Let me take this moment to thank the Governor for visiting Fresno today. Governor Newsom recognizes the extreme need for more vaccines in our region. I have worked closely with him and the Biden Administration to address this shortage and to close the gaps. As one of the hardest hit areas in the nation, with underserved and minority populations disproportionately affected by this disease, vaccinating our residents is key to overcoming this health crisis.

"By working together, it will get better. With a FEMA megasite in the valley hopefully within the next month, and the passage of the President’s COVID-19 legislation, we will have the financial resources to overcome this pandemic."