Bayonne has administered over 40,000 COVID-19 vaccinations since January, official says


The City of Bayonne has administered over 40,000 COVID-19 vaccinations since their rollout began in January, according to city Health Officer Michele O’Reilly.

Bayonne Health Officer Michele O’Reilly. Screenshot via Facebook Live.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Since the vaccination rollout began in January, we have administered over 40,000 doses of either Moderna, Pfizer, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to anyone who lives, works, or studies in the City of Bayonne,” O’Reilly said during Mayor Jimmy Davis’ COVID-19 update yesterday.

“This incredible feat has taken countless hours, by many dedicated people, to show we’ll do everything we can to protect our city. The Bayonne Department of Health, under Mayor Davis, has remained committed to providing vaccine to anyone who wants it.”

Earlier this month, Bayonne partnered with Bespoke Health to turn the Rich Korpi Ice Skating rink into a COVID-19 vaccination site.

While they were initially only administering the Moderna vaccine, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson doses have since been made available, according to the Bayonne Office of Emergency week.

However, for the upcoming week beginning on May 3rd, the site will only be utilizing Pfizer doses.

OEM also indicated yesterday that the Peninsula City has just 130 residents currently designated as COVID positive, with only eight of them requiring hospitalization at the Bayonne Medical Center.

Additionally, the city is still offering coronavirus testing at the Ahern Veterans Stadium between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with availability on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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