Bayonne designates ‘Pfizer days’ for young people at vaccination site

As active COVID-19 cases decrease, the number of vaccinated residents is increasing

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“We are making incredible progress here in Bayonne,” Mayor James Davis said of the vaccine rollout. “We working our way to 50,000 doses of vaccines administered to our residents.”

Davis announced in his weekly COVID-19 video update that the Pfizer vaccine has now been authorized for those over age of 12. In response, the city has decided that Tuesdays and Thursdays will be days in which the Pfizer vaccine is distributed at the Korpi Ice Rink.

Davis urges residents to go to the Korpi Ice Rink any day of the week to get vaccinated. Residents can now walk in at the ice rink behind Bayonne High School at 669 Avenue A, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are no longer needed.

The Moderna vaccine will be administered to adults on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyone under 18 must have their parent or guardian’s permission to get vaccinated.

“Last week, I met with Gov. Murphy and he informed me that we expect to see a major return to normal by Memorial Day,” Davis said.

In the meantime, Davis thanked residents for their cooperation and patience.

“Our city is stronger for all that we have been through together,” Davis said. “Bayonne is coming back.”

According to Davis, active COVID-19 cases in Bayonne continue to decline. Simultaneously, the number of residents that are getting vaccinated continues to climb.

There were 30 residents who are COVID-19 positive, as of May 13. According to OEM, “the numbers are trending down,” decreasing from 45 last week.

The number of hospitalizations remains low, as most residents recover at home. There were eight COVID-19 patients at BMC as of May 13. OEM does not have data on Bayonne residents in other hospitals.

Get vaccinated

Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Korpi Ice Rink. To register, call 201-537-4818. Walk-ins get vaccinated here, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with no appointment needed.

To register at Bayonne Medical Center, 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, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The city will reach out to registered residents to make appointments. Do notcall or email the city multiple times about registering because it hampers vaccination efforts.

To register at the RWJBarnabas Satellite Emergency Department at 519 Broadway, go to rwjbh.org. To register at Riverside Medical Group at 432 Broadway, go to riversidemedgroup.com.

Residents 65 and older can register at the Walmart at East 22nd Street and Route 440 by calling 201-620-6512, or by calling the New Jersey Senior Hotline at 856-249-7007.

To register at the uptown Rite Aid at the corner of Broadway and West 54th Street, go to riteaid.com/covid-19. To register at the Stop & Shop at Route 440 and LeFante Way, go to stopandshop.com/pages/ss-pharmacy. Register at any of the Walgreens in Bayonne at walgreens.com.

Register at Hudacko’s Pharmacy at 861 Broadway at hudackospharmacy.com. Register at Brockman’s Pharmacy at 78 Avenue C by calling 201-437-2175.

To register at the Hudson County Vaccination Distribution Center, go to hudsoncovidvax.org. To register at one of the state’s vaccination mega-sites go to covidvaccine.nj.gov.

Residents must get their second doses at the same location as their first.

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