Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the Hoboken Health Department are urging Hoboken residents six months of age and older to obtain a flu shot, given the likelihood of the upcoming flu season coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City and Hoboken Family Pharmacy have partnered to offer flu shots for Hoboken residents 12 years of age and older this upcoming Thursday and Friday from 8 am until 3 pm at 605 Jackson Street. To sign up for a flu shot through Hoboken Family Pharmacy, residents are asked to schedule an appointment with insurance information at www.hobokennj.gov/hfp.
“This year, more than ever before, it is critical for residents to get a flu vaccine,” said Mayor Bhalla. “Doing so will help prioritize healthcare resources and testing for those who need it, especially given the potential for an uptick in COVID-19 cases during the flu season. Thank you to Hoboken Family Pharmacy for working with the City to provide flu shots for Hoboken residents.”
Residents obtaining a flu shot at Hoboken Family Pharmacy at 605 Jackson Street are asked to bring a government issued identification or proof of Hoboken address, along with insurance information. The City and Hoboken Family Pharmacy will have a certain allotment of vaccinations available for those residents without health insurance at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis via appointment.
Children between the ages of 12 and 18 must have written permission from a parent or guardian to obtain a flu shot at Hoboken Family Pharmacy, following state regulations. Flu shots are also available at most other medical offices and facilities in Hoboken.
A flu vaccine generally takes two weeks to provide full protection, which lasts approximately six months.