Congressman Kim Holds Telephone Town Hall
on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine
Recording of town hall available upon request
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) was joined by Dr. Michael Kinch, an expert in the development of vaccines, for a telephone town hall on the effort to create a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. This was the Congressman’s 24th town hall since January of 2019. Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, Congressman Kim has held virtual town halls on topics ranging from helping connect people with resources like food banks and rental assistance, to helping small business owners weather the crisis, to answering questions about unemployment issues and other challenges faced by New Jersey’s working families.
“When it comes to finding a safe and effective vaccine for the coronavirus, we need to put science before politics; that’s exactly what we sought to do tonight and I’m proud that we had an in-depth discussion on this critical topic,” said Congressman Kim. “I want to thank Dr. Kinch for joining us to lend his expertise and insight, and everyone across Burlington and Ocean Counties who joined. Getting this right is one of my top priorities, and I’ll continue to work every day to make sure we have a vaccine that’s safe, effective, accessible and affordable for everyone.”
Issues brought up by people from across Burlington and Ocean County on the town hall included questions about distribution of a potential vaccine, when that vaccine will be ready for production, steps being taken to ensure everyone can afford an approved vaccine, and what’s being done to ensure that an approved vaccine will be safe and effective.
Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it’s having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.