Riverside opens Hoboken COVID-19 vaccine site for city, county health care workers

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The Riverside Medical Group has opened a Hoboken COVID-19 vaccine site for city and county health care workers as 1A personnel began to receive their first shots last week.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

All Hoboken and Hudson County health care workers in the 1A category are invited to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine at 1111 Hudson St. by calling RMG at 201-942-9314 between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. today and between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays going forward – starting tomorrow.

“I’m thrilled Riverside has opened up a COVID-19 vaccination site in Hoboken. Hoboken is committed to ensuring Riverside can administer as many vaccines as possible to our courageous healthcare workers who have gone above and beyond to keep our residents safe throughout the pandemic,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“We look forward to expanding this program with Riverside and our partners to vaccinate as many people, as efficiently as possible, in the weeks and months to come.”

The State of New Jersey has identified health care workers falling into the 1A category as “paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and long-term care residents and staff.”

Health care workers must bring identification and proof of classification as a healthcare worker at the time of vaccination at Riverside.

Category 1A and will issue vaccinations to those individuals that includes nurses, doctors, EMTs, morticians funeral home workers, dental office employees, and pharmacy workers.

“We at Riverside Medical Group are proud to be one of the first medical providers in New Jersey to provide healthcare workers the vaccine we’ve all been waiting for,” said Dr. Brahmbhatt of RMG.

“Riverside began the COVID-19 pandemic by opening one of the east coast’s first public, rapid COVID-19 testing sites in Hoboken, and we’re now doing our part to vaccinate all New Jersey healthcare workers who need it. We look forward to partnering with Hoboken and our neighboring communities to provide even more vaccine sites to the public in the near future.”

After the initial phase of vaccinating healthcare workers in the 1A category, Riverside and Hoboken anticipate working with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Health to utilize public facilities in Hoboken to administer the Moderna vaccine for expanded populations.

Certain Riverside locations have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health to administer the vaccine in accordance with the specifications and guidelines issued by the State.

For Hoboken and Hudson County residents falling into the 1A category who would like to receive the Moderna vaccine at Riverside Medical Group’s other New Jersey locations, please call 201-863-3346 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For a list of Riverside’s locations in New Jersey, please click here.

North Bergen was the first municipality in the county to begin vaccinating eligible employees on Thursday, with Weehawken and Union City following suit on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a Secaucus High School nurse was the first to receive the Moderna vaccine at the county location in Kearny on December 23rd.

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