Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the county’s Vaccine Task Force announced a partnership with state officials to open two additional COVID-19 vaccination sites at county parks located in Bayonne and North Bergen.
These sites began operating yesterday, and will be open to anyone eligible to receive a vaccine or booster shot.
“Opening these new vaccine sites is a significant step in increasing vaccination capacity in Bayonne and North Bergen,” said Hudson County Executive Tom GeGise. “As cases of the Omicron variant rise, the best thing that we can all do to protect ourselves and our communities is to get vaccinated. I am proud of the work that our team at County Vaccine Task Force has been able to do, and look forward to continuing to work closely with state and local officials to make sure that everyone eligible for a vaccine or booster shot is able to get one quickly and free of charge.”
The first new vaccination site were operational as of yesterday, and both will have FEMA canvassers working outside the site to increase visibility, and provide translation services to non-English speakers.The sites are located at:
Bayonne: Stephen R. Gregg Park, multipurpose center, 43rd St. and JFK Blvd. This site will be open this week Wednesday 12/29 and Thursday 12/30 from 2pm – 7pm, and Thursday through Saturday 2pm – 7pm in the following weeks.
North Bergen: James J. Braddock Park, multipurpose room at the boat house, 5 Lakeside Drive South. This site will be open Sunday through Tuesday from 2pm – 7pm.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the state in its efforts to expand vaccination rates,” said Carrie Nawrocki, Executive Director of Hudson Regional Health Commission. “These two new sites will be crucial in ensuring that everyone is able to get vaccinated and we can slow the spread of the Omicron variant. We urge anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated to take advantage of these new sites and get their shot today.”
In addition to these new vaccination sites, the County Vaccine Task Force is continuing to offer free vaccines and booster shots at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center in Kearny. County Executive DeGise urges anyone who has not been vaccinated to do so today.
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.