Hudson County to host pop-up monkeypox vaccination clinics

Hudson County accounts for more than a quarter of monkeypox cases in New Jersey

Hudson County will be hosting monkeypox vaccination clinics from Wednesday, September 7 to Saturday, September 10, the New Jersey Department of Health has announced. Clinics will offer the Jynneos vaccine at two locations across those four days.

One clinic will take place at the Bruins Stadium parking lot in Braddock Park at 9003 Bergenline Avenue in North Bergen. Vaccines will be administered from 1 to 8 p.m. on September 7 to 9. On September 10, vaccines will be administered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Walk-ins are welcomed and on site registration will be available. No insurance is required and the vaccine is free of charge. For more information, call 201-424-0178 or 201-744-7520.

The other clinic will be held at the USS Juneau Center at 110 Hackensack Avenue in Kearny, at the Hudson County Vaccination Distribution Center. Vaccines will be administered from 8 to 11:45 a.m. from September 7 to 9. On September 10, vaccines will be administered from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Advance registration is highly encouraged for the Kearny clinics, but walk-ins will be accepted. For more information or to register, go to

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Those eligible for the vaccine include individuals who may have attended an event where there was a known case of monkeypox in the last 14 days. Also eligible are individuals that identify as gay, bisexual, or men who have sex with men (MSM), and or transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary, and who have a history of multiple or anonymous sexual partners within the past 14 days.

All individuals receiving the vaccine will be required to fill out a consent form available at that website. Those registering are asked to complete the consent form in advance and bring it with them if possible.

Individuals under 18 years of age need an accompanying parent or guardian along with a note from a physician stating approval to receive the vaccine. Those registering can print and sign the parental consent form also at the same website.

This vaccine is a two-dose series, and those who get the jab will automatically be scheduled for their second dose 28 days after the first. Masks are required for entry into the vaccination center.

As of September 6, New Jersey has 594 probable cases of monkeypox. Hudson County accounts 155 of the cases or 26 percent of cases, according to the state. Meanwhile, the county has administered 3,129 vaccines or 28 percent of total vaccinations. For more information on monkeypox, go to

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