Bayonne Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Eduardo Junior Ferrante gave the weekly COVID-19 video update on behalf of Mayor James Davis.
According to Ferrante, many of the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place for 16 months are set to expire. The Public Health Emergency is over, but the State of Emergency will remain in effect through 2021.
Many activities are starting to come back, including Bike Club, Summer Day Camps, and other Division of Recreation events. Despite the re-openings, Ferrante urged residents to maintain “a common sense approach to the pandemic.”
COVID-19 by the numbers
As of July 1, there were 65,413 vaccine doses given, equating to 68 percent of adults receiving at least one dose. Ferrante said the 70 percent threshold may be reached in the coming days.
Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Bayonne 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.
The rollout continues
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. The city is part of a program that vaccinates international crew members on ships docked in Bayonne.
As of July 1, there were seven active cases, down from eight as of June 24, according to the 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.
“As we continue to maintain these low positivity rates in Bayonne, I would like to remind everyone that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from this virus,” Ferrante said.
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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