BERGEN COUNTY VACCINATION CENTER NOW OFFERING THIRD DOSES FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED
The County of Bergen in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center announces that starting today Tuesday, August 17, the Bergen County Vaccination Center will begin offering third dose “boosters” of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to those who are immunocompromised in accordance with CDC guidelines. The Bergen County Vaccination Center also continues to offer all three COVID-19 vaccines to those who have yet to receive a first dose. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available to anyone age 12 or older and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines are available to anyone age 18 or older. Bergen County health officials strongly urge all who are eligible to receive their vaccines as the beginning of school is quickly approaching. The Bergen County Vaccination Center is located on the campus of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, 230 E Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652. Vaccinations will be offered Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For a full list of qualifying immunocompromising conditions, please visit the CDC website. The County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center are also awaiting guidance regarding third “booster” shots for the general public.
Walk-in vaccinations are available but appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointments for both first and third doses, please visit www.BergenCovidVaccine.com. All vaccine recipients must show proof of age, and those ages 12-17 should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Vaccine recipients must live, work or attend school in New Jersey. Additional Information: Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center CEO Deborah Visconi are available to speak to the media today at the Bergen County Vaccination Center.
The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the third dose of both vaccines for certain immunocompromised people, specifically, solid organ transplant recipients or those who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to be an equivalent level of immunocompromised.
Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or a dose of Moderna of Pfizer after receiving the J&J vaccine have not been approved, Holy Name said.
Appointments are required at all Holy Name locations for the third dose, and it must be at least 28 days since the second dose to receive a third.
Initial doses and the third dose "booster" are available at all four Holy Name vaccine locations, which include:
· HNH Fitness, 514 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell
· Paramus VFW, 6 Winslow Pl., Paramus
· Holy Name Hospital, 718 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck
· Memorial High School, 5501 Park Ave., West New York
Free Vaccine Clinic’s
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center 230 East Ridgewood Ave, Paramus NJ Now currently offering all three Vaccines. Hours Tuesday – Thursday
7 am to 2:30 pm. Walk-Ins accepted but prefer appointments.
Heights Specialty Pharmacy at 450 Boulevard, Has. Hts. is offering the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Vaccines will be administrated at the pharmacy by appointment. Please call 201-288-0404 or for Registration application download: http://heightsspecialty.com/COVIDVaccine.html
Hackensack Meridian Health is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible New Jersey residents, students, and workers. Anyone 12 & older who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey is eligible.