Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik sent a letter, co-signed by Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, to the Biden Administration asking the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to immediately update their guidance to ensure cancer patients have priority access to the COVID-19 Vaccination. Congresswoman Stefanik’s statement is below, and you may read the full letter [[{"fid":"1513","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"link_text":"here.","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]

“I was deeply disheartened to learn that some of my constituents in the North Country, who are cancer patients or have a history of cancer, were left out of the initial distribution tiers for the COVID-19 vaccine. Doctors, scientists, and patient advocates have stated that individuals with an increased risk for severe COVID-19 associated illness, like cancer, must receive priority access. I am calling on the Biden Administration to immediately update the guidance surrounding high-risk populations, so the most vulnerable among us can undoubtedly receive the vaccine as soon as possible.”