There is good news for Hudson County, which has been seeking more COVID vaccine doses for weeks. This afternoon County Executive Tom DeGise announced that “Hudson County will receive a massive increase in COVID-19 vaccines next week, with a record 20,850 doses committed by state and federal officials. This is nearly triple that of any previous week’s allocation.”
DeGise stated he was “incredibly grateful for our local leaders and Senator Bob Menendez who have tirelessly advocated for us to receive an increase in doses, and I thank Governor Murphy for hearing our concerns and coming through with this much-needed lifeline for Hudson County.”
The county will be receiving doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines, which will be will be administered at the county’s vaccination site, located at the USS Juneau Center in Kearny. Doses will also given at the county’s partner sites in Jersey City, Kearny, Bayonne and Hoboken. Due to the increase in available doses, and the high demand, the county will be open for four days of vaccinations next week, rather than the usual three.
DeGise said in a statement, “Since receiving our first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in late December, Hudson County has worked tirelessly to provide residents with a robust and equitable vaccination program, but as we have consistently stressed, we can only administer 100% of the vaccines allocated to us each week.”
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