Bespoke Health to turn Bayonne’s Rich Korpi Ice Rink into COVID-19 vaccination site next week


Bespoke Health will turn Bayonne’s Rich Korpi Ice Rink into a COVID-19 vaccination site next week, with appointments available five days a week between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The site will open on Wednesday, April 15th at 9:00 a.m. at the city’s high school ice rink, located on West 28th Street. For the time being, they will be administering the Moderna vaccine.

“The City of Bayonne has invited Bespoke Health to our community, in order to vaccinate more Bayonne residents and offer additional choices to local healthcare consumers,“ Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a statement.

“We look forward to working with Bespoke Health to improve Bayonne’s vaccination rate at this crucial time.”

Bespoke received a $1 million contract in January to operate a COVID-19 vaccination site in Jersey City and is currently overseeing multiple sites throughout the city, in addition to mobile units.

“We are thrilled to be working with the City of Bayonne on their vaccination program. We share Bayonne’s desire to vaccinate as many of its residents as possible, in a smooth and efficient manner to help put an end to this pandemic,” noted Bespoke Health President Derek Rapisarda.

Their Bayonne call center opened this morning at 9:00 a.m. and can be reached on weekdays until 5 p.m. by calling 201-537-4818.

Time slots will be offered to Bayonne residents who contact the Bespoke Health call center, which is separate from all other coronavirus vaccine services in Bayonne.

The Bayonne City Council approved the vaccination contract with Bespoke Health at a special meeting last night.

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