As Bayonne reopens at full speed, it’s cutting back its Korpi Ice Rink vaccine schedule.
“I have been out and about each day, and I’m happy to see thousands of you shopping at our stores, visiting our parks, and just enjoying some sort of normal life after all we’ve been through,” Davis said.
“Because of your great cooperation, we have given over 62,000 doses of the vaccine to our community,” Davis said. “As we approach the 70 percent mark, we are now going to reduce the vaccine POD days to just Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.”
Seventy percent refers to the number of adult residents in Bayonne who have received at least one dose.
Residents can walk in to Korpi Ice Rink behind Bayonne High School at 669 Avenue A, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are not needed but can be made between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Pfizer vaccine is administered Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Moderna vaccine will be administered to residents 18 and over on Wednesdays. Anyone under 18 must have their parents’ or guardians’ permission.
Options still available
Prior to the downsize, the city had been expanding its vaccine rollout in various ways. On June 17, Davis announced that he agreed to enter the city into a program which would vaccinate international crew members on ships docked in Bayonne.
The city has deployed mobile vaccination sites at senior housing, public housing, other congregate housing, and miscellaneous sites such as the Bayonne Farmers Market and the homes of homebound residents.
As of June 24, there were eight active cases, down from 11 as of June 17, according to Bayonne Office of Emergency Management (OEM). It has not listed how many patients were at Bayonne Medical Center, but there were zero as of June 10, according to OEM.
Appointments are available 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Residents must get their second doses at the same location as their first.
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