Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the Hoboken Health Department announced that the City and Medicine Man Pharmacy and Compounding will host a vaccine clinic with the two-dose Moderna vaccine, for children three years of age and above, and under six, on Friday, June 24 from 10 am until 1 pm. Any child three and above, and under six years of age who lives or goes to school in Hoboken is eligible to be vaccinated at Friday's clinic, which will take place at the 7 and Jackson Gymnasium (605 Jackson Street).
Parents should schedule an appointment online for their child by clicking here: http://www.hobokennj.gov/medicinemanvaccine.
"The COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be safe and effective for children by the CDC and FDA, and as a result, I highly encourage parents to get their kids vaccinated as soon as possible," said Mayor Bhalla. "Thank you to Medicine Man Pharmacy for continuing to work with the Hoboken Health Department to host these vaccine clinics for our residents."
Children ages six months to five years recently became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, following approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration. The City will soon host additional clinics for children above the age of six months and under six, in the following week, in partnership with other providers.
According to State regulations, a pharmacist license is applicable to children 3 years old and up for vaccinations. As a result, various pharmacies, including Medicine Man Pharmacy and Compounding, are currently unable to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to children under three years of age.
As an alternative, the Hoboken Health Department also recommends parents of children under three and above six months of age, to book an appointment with their child's primary care physician for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Hudson County is also hosting a drive-thru vaccine clinic for all individuals six months of age and up, this week and next week in Kearny. For Hudson County's full schedule, click here: https://hudsoncovidvax.org/