DiMaso praises cancer patient vaccine program

DiMaso praises cancer patient vaccine program

Serena DiMaso

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso applauded a cooperative effort between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey to make Covid-19 vaccinations more accessible to vulnerable patients. 

“I’m thrilled to see yet another partnership in our district between local health organizations that will make a tangible difference in the health and safety of cancer patients,” said DiMaso (R-Monmouth). “This is a vulnerable group of residents who have had difficulty accessing the vaccine safely due to their specific health needs.”

The health care organizations announced cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering will be able to receive appointments for the Moderna vaccine at VNA’s health care centers in Monmouth County.

“I applaud the tireless leadership at VNA and Memorial Sloan Kettering to make this new program a reality for our residents who are much more susceptible to serious Covid complications,” said DiMaso.

Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations in New York and three in New Jersey, including one in Middletown. New Jersey’s Department of Health did not grant the cancer center’s request for vaccines; therefore, doctors have been unable to administer Covid shots directly to their patients at the New Jersey locations.

DiMaso’s office has communicated with numerous concerned citizens to facilitate vaccinations in coordination with health care organizations.