Pfizer and Moderna booster shots available in Bayonne

People who live, work or study in Bayonne can get the jab

A child receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Korpi Ice Rink on May 18.
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A child receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Korpi Ice Rink on May 18.

Bayonne is offering Pfizer vaccines on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Moderna vaccines are available on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents do not need appointments, and can walk in to the vaccine distribution site at the Korpi Ice Rink at Bayonne High School at 669 Avenue A.

“We will continue to provide the COVID-19 vaccine at the Korpi Ice Rink, free of charge to anyone who lives, works, or studies in Bayonne,” Davis said.

Those who are qualified can get a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least four weeks after their second dose. For the booster shots, anyone 65 years and older and or immunocompromised will get the Pfizer vaccine and anyone 18 and older and or immunocompromised will get the Moderna vaccine.

For a full list of eligibility, go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html. The city is awaiting guidance on administering third doses to the rest of the population.

“Please make this simple commitment to protect yourselves and your families,” Davis said.

COVID-19 testing is available at the Bayonne Community Museum at 229 Broadway. Both regular and rapid testing are available on Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment needed.

The rate of active COVID-19 cases is fluctuating in Bayonne.

As of Oct. 14, there were 31 active cases, up from 29 as of Oct. 7. There was one hospitalization at Bayonne Medical Center, the same as of Oct. 7.

“We continue to make headway in reducing the number of active COVID-19 cases in our community,” Mayor James Davis said.

Meanwhile, Davis reiterated the best defense against the virus is getting vaccinated.

“I want to remind everyone how important it is getting the COVID-19 vaccine,” Davis said. “As each week passes, we have more and more data that show getting any of the three available vaccines will improve your chances of not getting seriously ill, it reduces hospitalizations, and ultimately reduces the risk of death from this deadly virus.”

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