More COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available in Union City at the Hillside Pavilion in the Union City Housing Authority, 3911 Kennedy Boulevard. The site, operating in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Residents can register at hackensackmeridianhealth.org/covid19. There are also limited walk-in appointments.
Union City residents can also get vaccinated in West New York at the site opened in conjunction with Holy Name Medical Center. The WNY site is at the Memorial High School gymnasium, at Broadway and 55th Street.
“It is very important for all those who are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine,” Mayor Brian Stack said. “The vaccines remain safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.”
Based on clinical trials and early data, getting vaccinated will prevent COVID-19, or substantially lessen symptoms if you do contract the virus, Stack said.
“Equally important, getting vaccinated helps to protect those around you, especially senior citizens and those who have underlying health conditions,” Stack said. “It is also important to know that the vaccine cannot make you sick with the COVID-19 virus.”
The more people who are vaccinated, the less the virus will spread and the sooner we can get back to normal, Stack said.
“Fully vaccinated individuals can travel domestically without testing and quarantining and visit indoors with other fully vaccinated friends and family,” Stack said. “This terrible virus has robbed us of our important milestones and events, holidays, and for many, even loved ones. The only way to get through this is for as many people to get vaccinated as possible.”
For assistance or to get vaccinated, Union City residents can all Stack’s office at 201-348-5747 or his cell at 201-376-1942.
Stack asks residents to still wear masks, wash their hands, and socially distance.
“I cannot stress enough the importance of getting vaccinated,” Stack said. “Get the vaccine to protect you, and get it to protect your friends and family.”
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