In a joint effort between Hudson County and Jersey City agencies, a walk-up COVID-19 vaccination site will be available tomorrow for about four hours with no appointments necessary.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The site will be hosted at Lincoln Park, near the West Side Avenue entrance, with residents asked to bring photo ID with them. The venue is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., though since it is first come, first served, it may close sooner based on vaccine availability.
Specifically, the Jersey City Health Department will be working with the Hudson County Vaccine Task Force and the Hudson County Improvement Authority to offer doses of the Moderna vaccine.
“This week we hit a new milestone in our vaccination efforts with all adults becoming eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said in a statement.
“We are now taking our operations one step further by working closely with our municipal partners to offer more vaccine distribution options. We anticipate opening up additional mobile vaccination clinics throughout the county in the coming weeks.”
The vaccine clinic is being offered at the HCIA’s annual Earth Day Celebration. This year’s theme is “Bringing Hudson County Together” and will give residents the opportunity to learn more about the HCIA and other County agencies.
“Jersey City has worked tirelessly since day one of the pandemic to provide the necessary resources to keep our residents safe and healthy,” added Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.
“As an urban community, we understand the unique challenges we face in connecting individuals with vaccine appointments. By working with our county partners, we are bringing this vaccine directly into the community and eliminating some of the barriers that may have prevented some residents from getting vaccinated.”
Social distancing regulations will be in place and all participants must wear a mask.
“The Authority has been there to assist the County in its vaccination efforts since day one and we are incredibly proud to continue providing the necessary resources and infrastructure as we enter into the next phase of combating this virus,” noted HCIA CEO Norman Guerra.