Hoboken Updates Residents on COVID & Monkeypox

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla has issued the following update for residents with regard to COVID and monkeypox:

Vaccine clinic on Tuesday with Hudson Regional Health Commission

On Tuesday, Aug. 9, the Hudson Regional Health Commission will offer vaccines and boosters for all those eligible 6 months old and older from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 605 Jackson Street.

Residents can book an appointment online at www.hudsoncovidvax.org. Walk-ins will be accepted.

I encourage parents to consider getting their children vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, to help provide an added layer of protection before the start of the school year.

COVID-19 testing on Wednesday

Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding will offer COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 605 Jackson Street.

The testing clinic is by appointment only. To make an appointment, go to www.hobokennj.gov/testing.

Recent COVID-19 cases 

The Hoboken Health Department reports the following COVID-19 cases:

July 23: 21
July 24: 19
July 25: 8
July 26: 35
July 27: 27
July 28: 26
July 29: 17
July 30: 21
July 31: 11
Aug. 1: 10
Aug. 2: 15
Aug. 3: 28
Aug. 4: 13
Aug. 5: 33

Please note, some of the above cases reflect backlogged reporting via the lab.

There have been a total of 13,484 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hoboken and 65 fatalities since the pandemic began. Hoboken University Medical Center is not currently treating anyone with COVID-19.

Update from the Hoboken Health Department 

  • Cases are associated with community widespread in daycare, social gatherings, travel, and work.
  • Our regional COVID Activity Level Index (CALI) score is currently “High Risk.”

Ages of recent cases

The following is the breakdown of recent positive COVID-19 cases by age group since the last update provided on July 24, 2022:

0-11: 42
12-19: 8
20-29: 54
30-39: 76
40-49: 44
50-59: 14
60-69: 25
70+: 37

Vaccination rate update

Below is the vaccination rate for Hoboken:
All ages: 96% (first dose)
12 and over: 99% (first dose)
18 and over: 96% (first dose)
30 and over: nearly 100% (first dose)
65 and over: nearly 100% (first dose)

All ages: 83% (second dose)
12 and over: 86% (second dose)
18 and over: 83% (second dose)
30 and over: nearly 100% (second dose)
65 and over: nearly 100% (second dose)

The state has not provided municipalities with booster numbers.

Clinic Schedule

The City offers COVID-19 testing and vaccines at City clinics through a partnership with local providers. To check weekly clinic schedules, go to www.hobokennj.gov/covid-19-resources.

The following is the City’s testing clinic schedule for the week of Aug. 8:  

Note: Appointments listed below may be filled based on demand; proof of residency or employment at a Hoboken business will be required at all testing sites.

Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding
Date: Wednesday
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: 605 Jackson Street
Type of testing: PCR
Who: Hoboken residents, Hoboken business employees
Link for appointments (required):http://www.hobokennj.gov/medicineman
*Individuals tested at Medicine Man clinics should check their spam folder for results*

At-home testing
At-home rapid tests are available through the federal government. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 antigen tests through the US Postal Service. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. To learn more, or to order at-home COVID-19 tests, go to www.covidtests.gov.

The following is the City’s vaccine clinic schedule for the week of Aug. 8:

Hudson Regional Health Commission
Location: 605 Jackson Street
Date: Tuesday (Aug. 9), Thursday (Aug. 25)
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.(Tuesday), 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Thursday)
Vaccines and boosters offered: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Ages: All eligible age groups 6 months-old and older
Link for appointmentshttp://www.hudsoncovidvax.org/
**Children must be accompanied by a guardian**
** Walk-ins accepted** 

Monkeypox update

As an update on monkeypox, the State reports a total of 214 probable and confirmed cases of monkeypox in New Jersey as of Aug. 5. Hudson County has a total of 67 cases. The Hoboken Health Department has confirmed some cases of monkeypox in Hoboken. The Hoboken Health Department has been in contact with their close contacts and provided guidance on self-isolation.

The State now has five vaccine locations available by appointment only for those eligible.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health, those individuals eligible to receive the vaccine are those who have had known contact with someone who tested positive for orthopoxvirus or monkeypox in the past 14 days, people who attended an event where known monkeypox exposure occurred within 14 days, and men who have sex with other men.

Monkeypox vaccine locations across the state 

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
LocationAnnex 2 (white tent structure), 230 East Ridgewood Ave, Paramus
Phone: 800-730-2762
Website: www.newbridgehealth.org

Cooper Vaccine & Testing Clinic, Cooper University Hospital
Location: 300 Broadway, Camden
Phone: 856-968-7100
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7am-8pm and Friday, 7am-5pm
Website: https://my.cooperhealth.org/mychart/authentication/login

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation/Project Living Out Loud!
Location: Jersey City
Phone: 201-706-3480

The Prevention Resource Network, a program of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey
Location: Asbury Park
Website: www.prnvnacj.org/

North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)
Location: Newark
Phone: 973-483-3444 ext. 200 

If you believe you’ve been infected with Monkeypox, please contact the Hoboken Health Department at (201) 420-2375 for additional guidance and information, and so staff can conduct contact tracing.

For additional information, please visit the CDC’s monkeypox webpage at https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html.