Hudson County Will Host Walk Up Vaccination Clinic in Braddock Park on Thursday
Over 51% of all Hudson County Adults Have Now Received At Least First Dose
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Following an overwhelming successful event in Jersey City’s Lincoln Park, the Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, in partnership with Chairman Anthony P. Vainieri Jr., the Board of County Commissioners, the Township of North Bergen and Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco, will be offering another walk up vaccination clinic at Braddock Park in North Bergen this Thursday, May 6. The clinic will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last, at the 91st Street and Bergenline Avenue entrance and is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Hudson County. Additionally, Hudson County has hit a new milestone, with 51% of adult residents now having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The latest data, released by the State of New Jersey on Monday, is reflective of vaccinations administered through the week of April 26.
“Hudson County has seen remarkable success in our efforts to identify innovative ways to vaccinate the residents of our community,” said Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise. “The truth of the matter is that we are entering into a new phase of our vaccination efforts and have found great success in opening pop up clinics in our county parks. I am thankful to our Vaccine Task Force for spending the last five months executing our mission to get this lifesaving vaccine into the arms of all our residents.”
“By working in partnership with county officials we continue to make great strides in our vaccination efforts,” said North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco. “Events such as the walk up vaccination clinics make it easy for residents who wish to get vaccinated to get a vaccine. I commend the efforts by County Executive Tom DeGise, Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the Vaccine Task Force for bringing this event to North Bergen.”
The county-run site at the USS Juneau Center also still has appointments available on Friday for the Pfizer vaccine, which is available to anyone over 16. Anyone who lives, works or attends schools in Hudson County is encouraged to schedule an appointment today by visiting hudsoncovidvax.org.
“The Hudson Regional Health Commission has worked hand in hand with the County Executive, his entire team and our municipal health departments to provide the manpower and resources necessary to run a successful vaccination program,” said Hudson Regional Health Commission Executive Director Carrie Nawrocki. “We are proud of what we have already accomplished but understand there is still more work to be done and we’re looking forward to hosting a series of walk-in vaccination clinics in the weeks to come to meet the needs of our community.”
Please note: officials will be onsite at 11:30 a.m. to speak with the media.
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.