While many municipalities in Hudson County have closed their primary COVID-19 testing sites, including Bayonne and Jersey City, one North Hudson township is keeping its testing center open to residents.
North Bergen’s testing center in Braddock Park remains open and available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.
The site is in the Bruin Stadium parking lot and accepts walk-ups and drive-thrus with no appointment necessary. Testing is free to residents with proof of residency, with no out-of-pocket cost, regardless of insurance status. Those without insurance will not be billed a copay or deductible.
While testing is still readily available, the township shifted its efforts from virus testing to inoculation this year.
Vaccinations are administered at the North Bergen Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave. To register for ages 12 to 17, call 201-392-2084. Adults can register 24/7 at northbergenvaccine.org.
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
To register at North Hudson Community Action Corp. at 1116 43rd St., 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 Rd., call 201-854-5000 or go to hackensackmeridianhealth.org/COVID19.
To get vaccinated at Hudson Healthcare Express Urgent Care at 9225 Kennedy Blvd., suite D, call 201-603-2550.
The state is working with home health agencies to administer vaccines to homebound clients. Call 855-568-0545 or visit https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/testing-and-treatment/how-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine-if-im-homebound.
Free transportation is available to and from vaccination sites. For more information visit bit.ly/3tkqPkh.
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