Mayor Fulop and the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services announced the opening today of a walk-in vaccination site at the Maureen Collier Senior Center at 335 Bergen Avenue. The site has 6,000 Pfizer vaccines available to residents, students and workers in Jersey City ages 12 and up.
The Center for Disease Control recently expanded vaccine eligibility to include 12- to 15-year-olds. Anyone seeking the vaccine under the age of 18 will need the consent of a guardian.
Unaccompanied minors must bring an informed consent form signed by a parent or guardian. The form can be downloaded here.
The vaccination site will be open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be open this Saturday, May 15th, to encourage more people to get vaccinated.
Vaccine appointments can be made online or through the city’s call center at (201) 373-2316. Walk-ins are also welcome.
“We’re seeing our infection rates drop to some of the lowest levels in over a year, all as a result of people getting vaccinated,” said Mayor Fulop. “We are prepared to open this new walk-in Pfizer site just hours after the CDC approved the age expansion because we are constantly working to be proactive and expand our efforts to make sure everyone eligible has access to a vaccine. We will also start offering Pfizer at our Ferris High School site beginning Monday.”
Beginning Monday, May 17th, the Ferris High School vaccination site will also offer Pfizer. The Ferris site is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“As we get more vaccine allotments, we’ve been able to significantly expand our efforts to reach every population within our diverse City, and we have no intention of slowing down,” said Stacey Flanagan, Director of Jersey City’s Department of Health and Human Services. “In fact, despite a nationwide decrease in vaccine demand, Jersey City has maintained zero percent waste as a result of our aggressive outreach efforts.”
According to the administration, Jersey City has administered nearly 200,000 vaccines and currently runs eight sites spanning Jersey City.