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County partners to provide vaccines at Lincoln Park May 13

The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force and the 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, May 13.

The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan when thousands of Muslims are expected to gather together in the park to break their fast.

The mobile clinic will be set up at the entrance to Lincoln Park West near the Little League field from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will 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, according to the county.

“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 at 110 Hackensack Ave. Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Hudson County who has not yet been vaccinated can schedule an appointment at 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.”

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