The City of Jersey City will begin offering third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised individuals, following approval from the New Jersey Department of Health.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
” … Starting Monday Jersey City will be offering third shots for immunocompromised individuals that have already received their second dose more than 28 days ago,” the city posted on their Facebook and Twitter pages yesterday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that due to immunocompromised individuals increased risk to contract COVID-19, a third vaccine dose is recommended.
“While people who are immunocompromised make up about 3 percent of the U.S. adult population, they are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.
“Included in CDC’s recommendation are people with a range of conditions, such as recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advanced or untreated HIV infection, active recipients of treatment for cancer, people who are taking some medications that weaken the immune system, and others.”
Anyone seeking the Moderna vaccination can visit the Joseph Conners Senior Center at 28 Paterson St., Public School No. 26 at 164 Laidlaw Ave., and/or the Mary McCleod Bethune Life Center at 140 Martin Luther King Drive.
Similarly, anyone looking for a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine can go to James J. Ferris High School at 35 Colgate St., Lincoln High School at 60 Crescent Ave., Henry Snyder High School at 239 Bergen Ave., and/or William L. Dickinson High School at 2 Palisade Ave.
Everyone seeking a third dose is asked to bring their vaccine card to the site.
For more information, residents are encouraged to call the city’s vaccine hotline between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily at 201-373-2316.