North Bergen begins vaccinating newly eligible youth against COVID-19

Get the jab at a vaccine center on Kennedy Boulevard or through home visits

North Bergen has begun distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to those from ages six months to five years. The move follows recommendation of the vaccine for the age group from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The North Bergen Health Department vaccinated the first 18-month-old infant in town on Saturday, June 25. The township did so at the vaccine site it operates known as the North Bergen Vaccine and Resource Center at 9243 Kennedy Boulevard.

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Children ages six months and older who are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine can get vaccinated at the site. Pfizer vaccines are available for children from six months to fours years old, and Moderna vaccines are available for children from six months to five years old.

Vaccines are free of charge and no appointment or insurance are needed. Vaccinations are available on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The township also launched a program specifically aimed at improving COVID-19 vaccination accessibility for individuals who are home bound, have special needs or cannot visit the center for any reason. The township offers all three vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson, as well as boosters and third doses for all those that qualify per CDC guidelines.

For more information, go to northbergenresourcecenter.org or call 201-424-0178 or 201-744-7520. Additional information can also be found at the township’s website at northbergen.org or on official social media pages.

Meanwhile, the county is also vaccinating the newly eligible pediatric group at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center at the U.S.S. Juneau Center at 110 Hackensack Avenue in Kearny. To make an appointment or obtain additional information, including the center’s hours of operation, visit the vaccine task force’s website at hudsoncovidvax.org.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com. 

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