The Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck is expected to allocate at least 14,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to West New York in the next week or so, according to Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Any time we can get 14,000 doses to the county, we’re excited,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said over the phone today.
“My understanding is that Holy Name hospital is looking to give 14,000 Pfizer doses to West New York next week and they’ll be distributed out of St. Joe’s [of the Palisades], Memorial High School, and the Palisades Medical Center.”
While Holy Name didn’t return an email seeking comment, their job portal indicates that they are seeking bi-lingual, temporary, part-time positions in West New York that include a registrar, a pharmacy technician, a registered nurse vaccinator, and more, for a “Community Vaccination Center.”
“HNMC is looking for temporary bilingual RNs to help in our Covid 19 vaccination efforts at our Community Vaccination Center in West New York, NJ. The Community Vaccination Center is open 7 days a week,” one job description says.
“There are day/evening and weekend shifts available. A Minimum of 20 hours per week is required.”
A West New York spokesman did not return a request for comment this morning, but it’s no secret that the North Hudson municipality has been trying to bolster their vaccination efforts recently.
Earlier this month, Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said less than three percent of his eligible residents were vaccinated and called on any and all eligible partners to rectify the issue.
That led to some pushback from North Hudson Community Action Corporation CEO Joan Quigley, who said that West New York received 36 percent of the COVID-19 vaccines they administered between December 22nd and March 1st.
As of yesterday, West New York had reported 6,721 coronavirus cases to date, with 201 total related deaths.