Mayor Fulop and the Jersey City Health and Human Services Department announced an emergency resolution establishing six vaccination sites to proactively prepare for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines and the subsequent rollout of the immunization program for residents and essential employees with an eye towards protecting the health, welfare, and safety of the public at large. The 6 Point of Distribution (POD) sites will be located across the city to ensure residents have easy access to the vaccines.
The City of Jersey City is moving forward on a $2 million allocation to establish the POD sites at the next council meeting in the event that the state doesn’t provide such funding.
“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.
An emergency resolution will go before the City Council during tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting to award a contract to Fixtech Medical USA, Inc. to build out the POD sites.