The City of Jersey City has added a new Ward B walk-in vaccination site for everyone eligible, ages 12 and up, and will have availability Monday through Friday – with additional hours for this Saturday.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The Maureen Collier Senior Center, located at 335 Bergen Ave., will be open as a vaccination site Mondays through Fridays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and has 6,000 Pfizer allocated for this effort.
Vaccine appointments can still be made online or through the city’s call center at (201) 373-2316, though walk-ins are also welcome. Unaccompanied minors must bring an informed consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
“We’re seeing our infection rates drop to some of the lowest levels in over a year, all as a result of people getting vaccinated,” Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement.
“We are prepared to open this new walk-in Pfizer site just hours after the CDC approved the age expansion because we are constantly working to be proactive and expand our efforts to make sure everyone eligible has access to a vaccine. We will also start offering Pfizer at our Ferris High School site beginning Monday.”
Beginning Monday, May 17th, the Ferris High School vaccination site will also offer Pfizer. The Ferris site is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“As we get more vaccine allotments, we’ve been able to significantly expand our efforts to reach every population within our diverse city, and we have no intention of slowing down,” added Jersey City Health and Human Services Director Stacey Flanagan.
“In fact, despite a nationwide decrease in vaccine demand, Jersey City has maintained zero percent waste as a result of our aggressive outreach efforts.”
To date, Jersey City has administered nearly 200,000 vaccines, officials said.