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Secaucus offers third doses to immunocompromised residents

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Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent serious illness or death from COVID-19.

Immunocompromised Secaucus residents can now get their third doses of the vaccine.

While third doses were not immediately available to residents when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first made the announcement in late August, eligible residents can now get their third booster doses.

Only those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are approved to receive a third dose at this time. For a full list of eligible conditions, go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.

Contact the health department

To get a third dose, schedule an appointment with the Health Department at 201-330-2031. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available.

For first and second doses, walk-ins are welcome, and no appointments are necessary. Pfizer vaccines are given. 

The town administers vaccines at popup clinics at Town Hall at 1203 Paterson Plank Rd., Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

No health insurance is required. Must live or work in Secaucus. Parental consent forms are available at the site for 12- to 17-year-olds.

According to Town Administrator Gary Jeffas, 88 percent of adult residents are fully vaccinated, and 96 percent have had at least one dose as of Sept. 7.

For more information, go to secaucusnj.gov/vaccine.

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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