First County in New York State to Reach Milestone
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. stated the following in response to Queens becoming the first county in New York State to have one million residents receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine – a milestone that the World’s Borough hit on April 23, according to the State Department of Health.
“One year ago today, Queens was the epicenter of the epicenter of the world’s worst public health crisis in more than a century. To go from those dark days to this afternoon, as Queens becomes the first county in the State to have one million residents receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is a testament to the unrivaled strength and resilience of our borough.
“To all our healthcare heroes and frontline essential workers who selflessly served Queens in our time of need, we are eternally in your debt. To all those who lost a loved one to this pandemic, our hearts are always with you. To the one million Queens residents who have received a vaccine, thank you for doing your part to keep our communities safe.
“It’s never been easier to get vaccinated. With each resident who gets his or her shots, we get one step closer to building our borough back, better than ever.”