Hudson County to offer walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Braddock Park tomorrow

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Hudson County will offer a walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in James J. Braddock Park tomorrow, just three days after North Hudson officials held a press conference urging residents to get inoculated.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The clinic will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last, at the 91st Street and Bergenline Avenue park entrance in North Bergen and is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Hudson County.

The latest data released by the state shows that 51 percent of adults in Hudson County have received at least their first vaccine dose and is reflective of vaccinations administered through the week of April 26.

“Hudson County has seen remarkable success in our efforts to identify innovative ways to vaccinate the residents of our community,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said in a statement.

“The truth of the matter is that we are entering into a new phase of our vaccination efforts and have found great success in opening pop up clinics in our county parks. I am thankful to our Vaccine Task Force for spending the last five months executing our mission to get this lifesaving vaccine into the arms of all our residents.”

The event is a joint effort between Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, the county board of commissioners,  and the Township of North Bergen.

“By working in partnership with county officials we continue to make great strides in our vaccination efforts,” added state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco.

“Events such as the walk up vaccination clinics make it easy for residents who wish to get vaccinated to get a vaccine. I commend the efforts by County Executive Tom DeGise, Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the Vaccine Task Force for bringing this event to North Bergen.”

At Monday’s press conference at Union City High School, U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) said that the majority of North Hudson municipalities had a vaccination rate hovering around 50 percent, numbers that he said need to be closer to 70 or 80 percent.

The county-run site at the USS Juneau Center also still has appointments available on Friday for the Pfizer vaccine, which is available to anyone over 16.

Anyone who lives, works or attends schools in Hudson County is encouraged to schedule an appointment today by visiting hudsoncovidvax.org.

Additionally, the Jersey City Mobile Unit will team up with New Jersey City University to offer vaccinations at a pop-up site between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday.