The Hudson County government and City of Bayonne have both announced that they will begin distributing third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised residents starting tomorrow.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“With the Delta variant leading to rising cases and the CDC now recommending third doses for immunocompromised individuals, our Vaccine Task Force is fully prepared to distribute these lifesaving vaccines to people in need just as we have been since our program began in December,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said in a statement.
“We also remain committed to bringing vaccines deeper into our communities to further increase our county’s strong vaccination numbers and keep our residents safe from COVID-19.”
According to the CDC, to severely immunocompromised people with the following conditions should receive an additional vaccine dose:
• Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
• Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
• Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
Only the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available for additional doses and residents should take the same vaccine that they received previously at least four weeks after the second dose.
Additionally, no proof of condition or doctor’s note will be required and the county’s Kearny site at the USS Juneau Center, 110 Hackensack Ave., will not require appointments. They will also post updates here.
Furthermore, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management posted on Facebook this morning that they will have third doses available at the Rich Korpi Ice Rink three days a week: with Pfizer offered on Tuesday and Thursdays and Moderna on Wednesdays.
For all three days, the hours of operation will be between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Jersey City began offering third doses for immunocompromised individuals today.