Hoboken to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children under 5

The clinics will be open on Monday and Thursday this week

COVID-19 vaccines for young children received federal regulatory approval earlier this month.

Hoboken will be hosting two COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children under 5, following federal regulatory approval earlier this month of the use of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for young children.

The first clinic will be taking place today at 605 Jackson St. from 5 to 8 p.m. for children between 3 and 5-years old in partnership with Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding. Appointments are required and can be booked at www.hobokennj.gov/medicinemanvaccine.

The second clinic will be on Thursday at the same address from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children 6 months to 5-years-old, as well for all age groups. Appointments are preferred but not required, as walk-ins will be accepted. Appointments can be booked online at www.hudsoncovidvax.org.

“Thank you to County Executive Tom DeGise and Commissioner Anthony Romano for their assistance in securing a vaccination clinic for our youngest residents, including those 6 months to 3 years of age,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla in a statement. “I encourage parents to take advantage of these options and get their children vaccinated as soon as conveniently possible.”

The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for children 6 months to 4 years old, with the first two doses taken three weeks apart, and the third dose given at least eight weeks later. The Moderna vaccine is authorized for those 6 months to 5 years old, and uses two doses spaced over four weeks apart.

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