Jersey City Announces It Will Open 6 COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

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Mayor Fulop and the Jersey City Health and Human Services Department announced via a press release that there will be an emergency resolution establishing six vaccination sites to prepare for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.

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The City hopes to provide immediate access for residents and essential employees. The 6 Point of Distribution {POD} sites will be located in various areas throughout the city to ensure residents have convenient access to the vaccines.

The press release stated, “With little funding and limited guidance being provided at this time for establishing vaccination locations, the City of Jersey City is moving forward on a $2 million allocation to establish the POD sites at the next council meeting so that, in the case the state doesn’t provide resources, our city residents will still have resources.”

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“We need to have a contingency plan in place to avoid any delays in making these critical vaccines available in the case that the state or federal government doesn’t provide resources. We feel that it is important to take the same approach as we did with testing, that we will use city dollars to get a program running and then fight to get the reimbursement later,” said Mayor Fulop. “As we saw when we took the initiative and became the first to offer city-run testing, we are finding ourselves in a similar situation with the vaccine rollout.”

An emergency resolution will go before the City Council during tonight’s meeting to award a contract to Fixtech Medical USA, Inc. to build out the POD sites.

It continued, “We’ve been anticipating the arrival of a vaccine for several months, and now that it is almost here, we want to be sure our operations can start immediately while remaining efficient and organized so that we can maximize distribution of immunizations and boosters accordingly,” said Stacey Flanagan, Director of HHS. “Originally, testing was the most effective deterrent we had to work with, and we were aggressive in establishing and expanding testing citywide. We will follow similarly with the vaccines.”

Hudson County News

Hudson County will open its first COVID-19 vaccination site at the USS Juneau Center, Office of Emergency Management in Kearny beginning next week, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise announced.

The vaccination center will be operated by the Hudson Regional Health Commission and overseen by the newly established Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, which the County Executive will utilize to coordinate vaccine response across several different county departments and autonomous agencies as well as the community at large. At the same time, the county will continue offering robust COVID-19 testing through its partnership with Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus. Read more here.

 

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