Hoboken begins offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines

City will provide Pfizer vaccines to children following federal authorization

Hoboken is offering pediatric Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.
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Hoboken is offering pediatric Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.

Hoboken will begin offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines to children 5 to 11 years old following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for kids. The Mile Square City will be working with the Hoboken Health Department and local providers to distribute vaccines to kids.

The Hoboken Health Department and Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding hosted vaccine clinics on Nov. 8 and 9 at 605 Jackson St. from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., where children could receive the vaccine. The clinic also offered vaccines for those over the age of 12 and booster shots for eligible individuals.

“By getting your child vaccinated, you will help curtail the spread of COVID-19, limit transmission of the virus within our community, and help increase the likelihood that your child’s education continues in-person and is uninterrupted,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla in a press release. “As the holidays approach and we seek to gather with loved ones, being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family.”

Appointments for the vaccine are required. They can be signed up for at www.hobokennj.gov/vaccine. The city will also schedule future pediatric clinics during upcoming weekends in the near future.

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