U.S. Sen. Klobuchar Visits Brooklyn Center Vaccine Site
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar visited the North Memorial Health vaccination site in Brooklyn Center Monday. The vaccination site is the former Target off Shingle Creek Pkwy.
During Klobuchar’s visit, she focused on funding for vaccine distribution. Klobuchar helped secure vaccine distribution funding in the American Rescue Plan Act. President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion relief bill into law last month. The measure includes expanding testing as well as establishing community and mobile vaccination units, particularly in undeserved areas.
“We’re at this point where we’re putting out mass information with the governors and states help access vaccine. We’ve gotten the money to buy and distribute the vaccines. Now we just have to get people to get the shots in the arm,” said Klobuchar.
A North Memorial Health patient, Curtis Simmons, also spoke during Monday’s press conference about how he’s been positively impacted by the vaccine.
“Now I’m able to go down to Louisiana to my granddaughter’s graduation. She’s graduating with a bachelors degree in biology,” said Simmons.
The American Rescue Plan Act also includes direct relief payments to many Americans, an expansion of the child tax credit, additional funding for the Payroll Protection Program, funding for K-12 education and relief aid to local governments.
The North Memorial Health Brooklyn Center vaccine site has vaccinated more than 25,000 patients as of April 1.