Over 44 percent of North Bergen residents are fully vaccinated

The township has begun vaccinating residents 12 and over

Mayor Nicholas Sacco observes young resident Matteo Lepore receive the Pfizer vaccine on May 14.
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Mayor Nicholas Sacco observes young resident Matteo Lepore receive the Pfizer vaccine on May 14.

Forty-four percent of North Bergen residents over the age of 18 were fully vaccinated as of last week, according to the township. Another 13 percent had received a single dose, bringing the total to 57 percent of adults who had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Recently, the township hit the milestone of 40,000 doses administered.

Vaccinating youth

North Bergen recently began vaccinating residents 12 to 15, following approval of the Pfizer vaccine for that age group. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and have parent or guardian consent.

Vaccinating youth comes at an ideal time, with the school district having recently transitioned to a hybrid instruction model, with teachers vaccinated in the runup to the shift. Now students can get vaccinated as they finish the school year.

Vaccinations are administered at the North Bergen Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Avenue. To register for ages 12 to 17, call 201-392-2084. Adults can register 24/7 at northbergenvaccine.org.

Anyone age 18 or above who lives, works, or goes to school in North Bergen is eligible to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine for free. Ages 12 to 17 are eligible only for the Pfizer vaccine.

The township offers the Pfizer vaccine to anyone age 12 and up every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center.

The service is free, no appointment necessary, no health insurance required, and any form of identification is accepted.

For more information visit hackensackmeridianhealth.org/COVID19.

Where to get vaccinated

There are other locations residents can get inoculated.

To register at North Hudson Community Action Corp. at 1116 43rd Street, call 201-210-0200.

To register at MyCare Pharmacy at 6101 Kennedy Blvd., call 201-854-0800. To register at Novecks Pharmacy at 7823 Bergenline Ave., call 201-869-1235.

To register at Palisades Medical Center at 7600 River Road, call 201-854-5000 or go to hackensackmeridianhealth.org/COVID19.

For more information, check the township Vaccination Site Resource Guide.

New clinic opens

Hudson Healthcare Express Urgent Care at 9225 Kennedy Blvd., suite D, opened on May 14.

The walk-in clinic offers primary care, urgent care, neurology, the Moderna vaccine, and PCR COVID-19 testing. There is no cost to patients and no appointment is necessary.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. To get tested or vaccinated, call 201-603-2550.

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