Hudson County now offering Pfizer booster shots at their drive-through Kearny location

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The Hudson County government is now offering Pfizer booster shots at the USS Juneau Center, their drive-through location in Kearny, for anyone who is eligible.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We are fully prepared to begin administering booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center and we encourage anyone who is eligible to get their vaccine today and do their part to keep our communities safe,” County Executive Tom DeGise said in a statement.

“Just as we have been since our vaccine program began late last year, our team is working cooperatively with municipal health officers, state and federal government and all other stakeholders to ensure an efficient, equitable distribution of vaccines.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced new guidance with regard to booster shots, recommending that anyone who got their first two Pfizer vaccines, and meets the specified criteria get a booster dose.

The CDC recommends booster doses for anyone 65 and over, and people 50-64 with underlying medical conditions.

Those 18-49 with underlying medical conditions and anyone who is at increased risk for transmission, including healthcare workers, as well as those who work in prisons or homeless shelters, may also receive a booster dose.

“The best thing that we can do to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect ourselves and our families is to follow all guidance from the CDC,” added Hudson Regional Health Commission Executive Director Carrie Nawrocki.

“We are ready to begin distributing booster shots on Monday, and urge anyone who meets the criteria to get their booster shot at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center, free of charge with no appointment necessary.”

No appointments are required and their schedule for the next month or so is available on their website.