The City of Hoboken, in conjunction with the Hoboken Family Pharmacy, will begin offering Moderna and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 booster shot clinics on Monday.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations now allow for mix and match dosing for booster shots meaning an individual can choose to have a different brand of booster shot than the brand of vaccine they received initially.
“It is critical that we continue to curtail the spread of COVID-19 to protect our friends, family, and loved ones from the virus and the Delta variant. The best way to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death is to get vaccinated and, if you are eligible, to increase your protection with a booster shot,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“We must all work together to end this pandemic, and these booster shots are the latest tool we have to do so. I encourage everyone eligible to get a booster shot as soon as possible. Thank you to all those who have already been vaccinated and thank you to the Hoboken Health Department and our local partners for making it easy for these individuals who are eligible to get their booster shot.”
Next week, the Hoboken Health Department and Hoboken Family Pharmacy will begin offering Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots at pop-up clinics in the community rooms of senior buildings.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday October 25th
· Marion Towers at 400 First Street from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· Columbian Towers at 76 Bloomfield Street from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday October 26th
· Monroe Gardens at 221 Jackson Street from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· Adams Gardens at 220 Adams Street from 1 am to 4 pm.
Wednesday October 27th
· 1 Marineview Plaza Community Room from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· 5 Church Towers from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday October 28th
· The Hoboken Community Center (Food Pantry entrance) at 1301 Washington Street from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· Columbian Arms at 514 Madison Street, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday October 29th
· Fox Hill at 311 13th Street from 9 a.m. to 12p.m.
Those eligible to receive a Moderna booster shot include individuals 65 years old and older who received the full course of the Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, people who live in long-term care settings and received their second dose of the Moderna vaccine six months ago.
Those 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions and/or work/live in high risk setting are also eligible if they received their second dose six months ago.
Additionally, individuals eligible for a Johnson & Johnson booster shot must be 18 years old or older and they must have been vaccinated two or more months ago.
To increase booster shot accessibility for senior residents, the pop-up clinics in residential buildings will be open to senior residents who do not reside in the building.
Through a partnership with Medicine Man Pharmacy and Compounding the City will also host two vaccine clinics at 605 Jackson St. and 601 Jackson St. to offer all three types of booster shots to those eligible.
The vaccine clinics are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 601 Jackson St. and on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 605 Jackson St.