Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise Partners With Local Islamic Organization to Offer Walk-In Vaccine Appointments at Eid Celebration in Jersey City
This Will Mark County’s Third Mobile Vaccination Clinic
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, along with Hudson Regional Health Commission, are partnering with The Islamic Council of Hudson County to bring a pop up vaccination site to Lincoln Park on Thursday morning. The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Thousands of local Muslims are expected to gather together in the park to break their fast, creating an excellent opportunity to reach the population with vaccines.
The mobile clinic will be set up at the entrance to Lincoln Park West near the Little League field in Lincoln Park from 8:00 to 2:00 p.m. and will also be open for anyone who lives, works or studies in Hudson County. This will be the third mobile clinic Hudson County has hosted in its County Parks, with the previous events resulting in roughly 300 additional vaccinations. Please note: officials will be onsite to speak with the media at 9:00 a.m.
“With the COVID-19 vaccine now widely accessible throughout the country, Hudson County has spent the past several weeks identifying innovative ways to get this lifesaving vaccine into the arms of our residents,” said County Executive Tom DeGise. “By building partnerships like what we have done with The Islamic Council of Hudson County and bringing the vaccination directly into our communities, we continue to take the necessary steps forward to end this pandemic.”
The county continues to operate its drive thru vaccination clinic in Kearny. Anyone who lives, works or studies in Hudson County who has not yet been vaccinated is encouraged to schedule an appointment today by visiting hudsoncovidvax.org.
“We thank Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and his vaccine team for working with our organization to provide our community with convenient and easily accessible vaccines,” said Hamed Elshanawany, President of the Islamic Council of Hudson County. “This vaccine is critical in keeping all of us safe and healthy and I encourage everyone from the Muslim community and beyond to take advantage of this opportunity.”
About the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center: The Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center is operated by Hudson Regional Health Commission and overseen by County Executive Tom DeGise’s Vaccine Task Force, which includes representatives from the Hudson County Improvement Authority, the Hudson County Office of Emergency Management, County Department of Roads and Public Property, the Hudson County Schools of Technology and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office. The center is located at the USS Juneau Center at 110 Hackensack in Kearny.