Hudson County is partnering with state officials to open COVID-19 vaccination sites at Stephen R. Gregg Park in Bayonne and James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Opening these new vaccine sites is a significant step in increasing vaccination capacity in Bayonne and North Bergen. As cases of the Omicron variant rise, the best thing that we can all do to protect ourselves and our communities is to get vaccinated,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said in a statement.
“I am proud of the work that our team at County Vaccine Task Force has been able to do, and look forward to continuing to work closely with state and local officials to make sure that everyone eligible for a vaccine or booster shot is able to get one quickly and free of charge.”
The first new vaccination site were operational as of yesterday, and both will have FEMA canvassers working outside the site to increase visibility, and provide translation services to non-English speakers.The sites are located at:
Bayonne: Stephen R. Gregg Park
Multipurpose center, 43rd St. and JFK Blvd. This site will be open this week Wednesday 12/29 and Thursday 12/30 from 2 p.m. through 7p .m., and Thursday through Saturday 2pm – 7pm in the following weeks.
North Bergen: James J. Braddock Park
Multipurpose room at the boat house, 5 Lakeside Drive South. This site will be open Sunday through Tuesday from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the state in its efforts to expand vaccination rates,” added Hudson Regional Health Commission Executive Director Carrie Nawrocki.
“These two new sites will be crucial in ensuring that everyone is able to get vaccinated and we can slow the spread of the Omicron variant. We urge anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated to take advantage of these new sites and get their shot today.”
In addition to these new vaccination sites, the County Vaccine Task Force is continuing to offer free vaccines and booster shots at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center in Kearny at the U.S. Juneau Center.