Hudson County, Islamic council, marking end of Ramadan with another walk-up vaccination clinic


Hudson County is teaming up with their local Islamic council to end Ramadan with another walk-in vaccination clinic at Lincoln Park tomorrow between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“With the COVID-19 vaccine now widely accessible throughout the country, Hudson County has spent the past several weeks identifying innovative ways to get this lifesaving vaccine into the arms of our residents,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said in a statement.

“By building partnerships like what we have done with The Islamic Council of Hudson County and bringing the vaccination directly into our communities, we continue to take the necessary steps forward to end this pandemic.”

The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan since thousands of local Muslims are expected to gather together in the park to break their fast.

“We thank Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and his vaccine team for working with our organization to provide our community with convenient and easily accessible vaccines,” added Islamic Council of Hudson County President Hamed Elshanawany.

“This vaccine is critical in keeping all of us safe and healthy and I encourage everyone from the Muslim community and beyond to take advantage of this opportunity.”

This is the third mobile, walk-in vaccination site the county has organized since April 24th, which was the first time they utilized the Lincoln Park location. The other was hosted at James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen on May 6th.

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