The City of Hoboken, through their health department in conjunction with the Medicine Man Pharmacy and Compounding, will begin offering COVID-19 for children ages five to 11 next week.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“According to experts at the CDC and FDA, the pediatric vaccine is safe and effective at preventing severe illness and hospitalization in children due to COVID-19,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“By getting your child vaccinated, you will help curtail the spread of COVID-19, limit transmission of the virus within our community, and help increase the likelihood that your child’s education continues in-person and is uninterrupted. As the holidays approach and we seek to gather with loved ones, being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family. I encourage all those, including our youth, to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.”
The Hoboken Health Department and Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding will host vaccine clinics on Monday, November 8th, and Tuesday, November 9th, at 605 Jackson St. from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in which children between the ages of five and 11 can, for the first time, receive their Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.
This clinic will also offer vaccines for those over the age of 12 and booster shots for eligible individuals.
Appointments are required, and they can be booked online here. Those seeking a booster shot must also bring their vaccine card.
The city will schedule vaccine clinics on additional days next week once the Hoboken Health Department receives an additional supply of vaccines, scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, November 10th.
The city had intended to host a vaccine clinic on Saturday, November 6th, at Wallace Elementary School, but the clinic has been cancelled as the city will not receive its supply of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines in time.
Future pop-up pediatric vaccine clinics will be scheduled during upcoming weekends in the near future.
“Since the first vaccines became available, the City and the Hoboken Health Department have worked hard to provide them to our residents and community members as promptly as possible,” added Health and Human Services Director Leo Pellegrini.
“That diligence has not wavered, and we will continue to ensure that all those eligible, including our children between 5 and 11 years old, have access to a COVID-19 vaccine or test through our clinics and provider partnerships.”
Hoboken continues to offer COVID-19 testing with local providers several days per week at 605 Jackson St.
For a full schedule of testing clinics or to make an appointment to get tested, go to http://www.hobokennj.gov/testing. Appointments are required.
For a list of pharmacy locations offering COVID-19 vaccines, go to www.hobokennj.gov/vaccine.