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Weehawken has vaccinated more than half of adults

Mayor Richard Turner observes a frontline worker's vaccination on Dec. 26.
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Mayor Richard Turner observes a frontline worker's vaccination on Dec. 26.

Weehawken has vaccinated 55 percent of its adults, according to a COVID-19 update, administering doses to eligible residents at a joint site with Union City and the North Hudson Community Action Corp.

“We can do better! We must do better! Herd Immunity requires 70 to 80 percent of the adult population to be vaccinated,” Mayor Richard Turner said.

Call 201-319-6005 or go to hudsonvax.us/weehawken to register. The township has been offering walk-in vaccinations at popup sites.

For more information, visit  weehawken-nj.us and social media pages.

Other locations 

Weehawken residents can get vaccinate in West New York at Holy Name Medical Center  at the Memorial High School gymnasium, Broadway and 55th Street.

To register, visit vaccine.holyname.org or  westnewyorknj.org/pages/covid-19. The site is distributing the Pfizer vaccine.

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.

By the numbers

Active COVID-19 cases in Weehawken are on the decline.

The township currently has 129 active cases, 1,387 recoveries, and 29 deaths as of May 12. The case count is down from around a peak of 190 in April.

Testing is available to residents at the joint testing site between Weehawken and Union City on 36th Street between Bergenline Ave. and Kennedy Blvd. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m; Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointments required.

Restrictions lifted

A number of things have reopened to the public without the need for an appointment, including the Municipal Building, the Parking Authority, and the Public Library. The township’s curfew has been lifted.

But the State of Emergency remains in effect. The Municipal court is still virtual. The shuttle is still suspended.

The state has lifted restrictions, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announce that fully vaccinated residents no longer need to wear masks except when required by law.

Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign an executive order that would remove the fixed, percentage-based capacity limits on establishments, including restaurants, gyms, retail businesses, churches, while also ending all outdoor gathering limits. Mask wearing and social distancing will stay in place.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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