Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Hudson County Vaccine Task Force have announced that beginning tomorrow, they will make COVID-19 vaccines for children ages six months and up available free of charge.
Parents can obtain information and begin registering for appointments today here. Walk-in vaccines will also be available.
County officials are urging residents to make sure that all eligible members of their families get vaccinated as soon as possible.
“The CDC’s approval of vaccines for children six months and older is a huge step forward in our fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep Hudson County healthy,” said County Executive DeGise. “Our Vaccine Task Force has had great success in getting older kids vaccinated, and we are ready to hit the ground running to make sure that we are able to vaccinate as many children in this newly eligible age group as possible.”
“It is so important that parents of newly eligible children bring them in to get vaccinated,” said Carrie Nawrocki, Executive Director of Hudson Regional Health Commission. “As Hudson County continues to work to make the transition back to in-person learning and work, getting our community’s young people protected will make a big difference in ensuring that we are able to keep everyone healthy and stop the spread of COVID-19.”
The Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center is also continuing to offer free vaccines and booster shots to all eligible groups at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center in Kearny, and recommends that anyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated do so.