Where to get vaccinated

With 6,000 residents vaccinated, more doses are on the way

An eligible resident receives the Moderna vaccine at Bayonne Medical Center.
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An eligible resident receives the Moderna vaccine at Bayonne Medical Center.

Bayonne has administered COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 6,000 residents and is set to receive more Moderna doses in coming weeks, according to Bayonne Health Officer Michele O’Reilly.

“This number is a combination of residents vaccinated at the Bayonne Medical Center, the Hudson County site in Kearny, and the RWJBarnabas satellite hospital at 24th Street and Broadway,” O’Reilly said.

Bayonne Medical Center is at 29 East 29th Street, the Hudson County Vaccination Distribution Center in Kearny is at 110 Hackensack Ave., and RWJBarnabas is at 519 Broadway.

“If you opt for the county site, please continue to monitor their registration page each day for open appointments,” O’Reilly said.

The uptown Rite Aid at 1097 Broadway and the Riverside Medical Group at 432 Broadway are administering vaccines. O’Reilly said vaccination data from these sites is currently unavailable.

Securing more doses

Recently, Bayonne has been receiving more vaccine doses.

“Mayor Davis has tasked me with the responsibility of leaving no stone unturned in garnering more vaccine doses for Bayonne,” O’Reilly said. “These efforts are starting to pay off, as we have seen a modest increase this week, and we will see another modest increase in allocations next week.”

The city is setting up another vaccination site, which will be announced soon.

‚ÄúThere is quite a bit of work that goes into this effort, and many people are working long hours to get every eligible resident vaccinated,” O’Reilly said. “As Mayor Davis has been saying over the past few weeks, please continue to be patient.”

O’Reilly said the BHD will be reaching out to schedule residents who have emailed or called the city to receive the vaccine.

Register for an appointment

Currently, those eligible include healthcare personnel, first responders, and those at high risk, which includes those 65 and older and those between ages 16 and 64 with medical conditions.

To register, call 201-858-6088 or email bayvax@baynj.org. Leave a message with a name, date of birth, and contact. The vaccine hotline is available weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

When vaccines are available, the city will reach out to registered residents to schedule an appointment. Do not call or e-mail the city multiple times about registering because it hampers vaccination efforts. The city is experiencing delays due to people calling and leaving voicemails more than once.

To register at the Hudson County Vaccination Distribution Center, go to hudsoncovidvax.org. To register at the uptown Rite Aid at the corner of Broadway and West 54th Street or Riverside Medical Group at 432 Broadway, go to covidvaccine.nj.gov.

Residents can also register at one of the state’s vaccination mega-sites at covidvaccine.nj.gov. Residents must get their second doses at the same location where they received their first.

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