Jersey City Ward C council hopeful Kevin Bing unveils COVID-19 vaccination outreach plan

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Jersey City Ward C council candidate Kevin Bing has unveiled his COVID-19 vaccination outreach plan, going door-to-door to educate neighbors and fellow community members.

Photo courtesy of the Kevin Bing for Ward C council campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Helping our city recover from the COVID pandemic is the biggest challenge facing our city,” Bing said in a statement.

“The goal of this campaign is to help the residents of Ward C. When I look at what our city needs right now – getting people vaccinated is at the top of the list. If I were on city council right now this is the type of outreach I’d be doing. Why wait until I’m in office? Let’s get this done now.”

As of March 31st, the New Jersey COVID dashboard showed there were 76,220 fully vaccinated people in Hudson County out of a population of 672,391.

Furthermore, a recent analysis found that Hudson County is at the bottom of the list in terms of the percentage of the population that has been fully vaccinated, prompting U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to call on the state to do more.

“Fighting COVID is an all hands on deck situation. Along with the city and the county’s efforts, we plan to fill in the gaps in Ward C. That means putting out materials in multiple languages, going door-to-door, reaching out to our neighbors with limited internet access, and accommodating communities that don’t have access to the County’s drive through vaccine site,” Bing continued.

His campaign is offering a downloadable flyer on their website BingforJC.com/covid. Residents are encouraged to to print the flyer at home, share in their community, and inform their neighbors.

Jersey City residents can schedule a vaccine appointment at sites around the city by calling 201-373-2316.

Currently individuals age 65 and over, workers in selected fields, and those with certain medical conditions are eligible.

On April 5th, eligibility will expand to all residents 55 and over. For a full list of eligibility criteria check covid19.nj.gov.