Hoboken opens up pre-registration for general public to receive COVID-19 vaccinations

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The City of Hoboken has opened up pre-registration for the general public, anyone 16 years and older, to receive their COVID-19 vaccination next week.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hoboken residents ages 16 and up can now pre-register here, while selecting the category “general public” if they do not fit the criteria elsewhere.

Those pre-registering are encouraged to provide an e-mail address if they have one for a faster registration process.

“Getting vaccinated remains a critical part of overcoming the pandemic and keeping our community safe,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“The data demonstrates that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe and effective, and I encourage all residents to get one as soon as an appointment becomes available. I also ask all residents to consider talking to their friends and family, and assist them in signing up for the vaccine as well.”

Hoboken residents ages 16 and 17 require a parent or guardian to pre-register on their behalf in order to receive a vaccine through the Hoboken Health Department at the Hoboken University Medical Center.

The Hoboken Health Department is currently being supplied with 1,170 Pfizer and 300 Moderna vaccines per week from the New Jersey Department of Health.

Residents ages 16 and up will soon be eligible statewide starting Monday. Demand may exceed supply for a period of time given the expanded eligibility.

Those looking for appointments at the Hudson County site in Kearny can click here, while appointments at state-run facilities can be found here.

Following recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the New Jersey Department of Health, Hoboken will not be offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice, just like the rest of the county and state.

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