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Hoboken hosting updated COVID-19 booster clinic on Tuesday

The city will distribute the new vaccines created to target the omicron variant

The City of Hoboken said that they will announce additional booster clinics in the coming days. (Shutterstock photo)

Hoboken has announced the city will hold a COVID-19 booster clinic on Tuesday to distribute the new vaccines created to target the highly-transmissible Omicron variant.

The clinic will be held at 605 Jackson St. from 4 to 7 p.m. to provide 300 of Pfizer-BioNTech’s updated boosters to residents 12 years and older who have received their primary vaccine doses or boosters at least two months ago.

“I encourage all those eligible to consider getting the updated booster to increase your protection against COVID-19 as we head towards the colder fall and winter months,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla in a statement.

The updated Pfizer boosters, known as “bivalent”, were approved by federal agencies recently; they consist of the original vaccine and a formulation for protection against the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants.

Appointments are required, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Residents can book an appointment at www.hobokennj.gov/medicinemanvaccine. The city also said that they anticipate that appointments will be fully booked in a short amount of time for the clinic.

The city also said that they will announce more updated booster clinics in the coming days as they receive additional shipments of the boosters.

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