The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force is launching a “Vaxxed for the Holidays” campaign encouraging residents to get their vaccines in time for the holiday season.
County Executive Tom DeGise urges all residents to get themselves and their children vaccinated, including getting their booster shot as soon as possible, at the county’s Vaccine Site at the USS Juneau Center in Kearny or at many other convenient locations throughout Hudson County.
“Through this campaign we will be making a concerted effort to raise awareness around our vaccination efforts in Hudson County and make sure residents know how important it is to get themselves and their children vaccinated before the holidays,” said County Executive DeGise. “We have had great success vaccinating Hudson County residents, including administering booster shots, distributing vaccines for children ages 5-11, and achieving a remarkably high youth vaccination rate. We strongly encourage all Hudson County residents to get themselves and their eligible children vaccinated as soon as possible so that they can gather and celebrate safely during the holidays.”
The Hudson County Executive’s “Vaxxed for the Holidays” campaign will include a multimedia advertising campaign to ensure that all Hudson County residents have the information that they need to get their vaccines. All adults are now eligible to receive their booster shots, and vaccines are also available for children ages 5-11. Hudson County has already been working closely with schools to reach this newly eligible group, and County Executive DeGise strongly encourages parents to bring their children ages 5 and over to get their vaccines at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center.
“We are so proud of the work that the entire Vaccine Task Force team has done leading up to this point, and grateful to all of the Hudson County residents who have gotten vaccinated,” said Carrie Nawrocki, Executive Director of Hudson Regional Health Commission. “It’s thanks to all of this hard work that we will be able to gather with our families for the holidays this year. We are urging everyone to do their part to continue to protect their families and the Hudson County community and make sure that they are vaccinated.”
The Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center in Kearny continues to offer free vaccines and booster shots to those eligible, including to children ages 5-11, with no appointment necessary. County Executive DeGise urges anyone who has yet to get their vaccine to do so today. More information about the Center’s hours can be found on their website.
About the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center: The Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center is operated by Hudson Regional Health Commission and overseen by County Executive Tom DeGise’s Vaccine Task Force, which includes representatives from the Hudson County Improvement Authority, the Hudson County Office of Emergency Management, County Department of Roads and Public Property, the Hudson County Schools of Technology and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office. The center is located at the USS Juneau Center at 110 Hackensack in Kearny.