Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the Hoboken Health Department continue to work with the State of New Jersey and Hudson County to roll-out the COVID-19 vaccine utilizing guidelines issued by the State of New Jersey. Please see below for additional information on vaccine eligibility.
Hoboken has partnered with Riverside Medical Group and the Hoboken University Medical Center to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible groups, along with additional vaccine options through Hudson County at their site in Kearny. Hoboken residents are also eligible to receive the vaccine through the State's vaccine sites throughout New Jersey.
(various locations in New Jersey)
The State of New Jersey offers a number of mega-sites and other locations with vaccine supply for eligible populations. Hoboken residents who are eligible and able to travel are encouraged to monitor the State's website for available appointments, given the current limited supply in Hoboken.
Hudson County, USS Juneau Center (110 Hackensack Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032)
Hudson County is currently providing COVID-19 vaccinations to all eligible groups and residents of Hudson County.
Sign-up to register with Hudson County by visiting http://hudsoncovidvax.org/
Hoboken University Medical Center (Clinton Street between 3rd Street and 4th Street)
Riverside Medical Group (1111 Hudson Street)
The Hoboken Health Department and Riverside Medical Group are currently pre-registering Hoboken residents who meet eligibility requirements. Once on the pre-registration list, the Hoboken Health Department or Riverside staff will reach out to schedule an appointment, when supply is available. Riverside will work off the City of Hoboken's pre-registration list.
Seniors or family members of seniors can also call the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) at 201-420-5621 to schedule an appointment. If calling after hours, please leave a message with the senior's name, phone number and address.
The Hoboken Health Department is currently offering the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
Who is eligible for vaccination at this time?
Currently, vaccines are available to the following groups (more details, including exactly who qualifies in these categories can be found below):
Upcoming Eligibility Changes:
Beginning April 5th, individuals aged 55 and older, additional frontline essential workers, and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities 16 and over, detailed below, will be eligible to book appointments.
More Details About Who Is In Each Category
Healthcare Personnel (Phase 1A)
Paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including, but not limited to:
Long-Term Care Residents and Staff (Phase 1A)
All residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate care facilities, including:
First Responders (Phase 1B)
Sworn law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders, including:
Individuals at High Risk (Phase 1B)
Individuals aged 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that increase or might increase the risk of severe illness from the virus. These conditions include:
Educators and Childcare Workers (Phase 1B)
Transportation Workers (Phase 1B)
Additional Public Safety Workers (Phase 1B)
Additional High-Risk Individuals (Phase 1B)
Additional Frontline Essential Workers (Phase 1B)
Essential workers in the following sectors are eligible for vaccination:
Who is eligible for vaccination next?
Beginning, Monday, April 5, the following groups of individuals will be eligible for vaccination:
Individuals aged 55-64
Individuals 16 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Workers in the following sectors:
Who determines when Hoboken moves to the next phases (1C and general population)?
Unlike the testing phase, where municipalities like Hoboken have almost full control over providers and facilities, the State of New Jersey is directing the majority of vaccination efforts through the State Department of Health. The State, based on factors such as availability of the vaccine and progress in the vaccination process, will make the decisions on moving to the next phases. The City of Hoboken, and other municipalities across the state are not allowed to transition to the next phase until permission is granted by the State of New Jersey.
What about seniors?
Recognizing that it can be difficult for some seniors to travel to various vaccine sites, the City has done outreach to seniors to reduce the inconvenience of getting a vaccine and provide additional information. Flyers were distributed with the sign-up information, along with direct sign-ups in senior buildings
Who will be administering vaccine distribution in Hoboken?
In addition to the Hoboken University Medical Center and Riverside Medical Group, the City is hopeful that it will have additional medical providers, such as Prompt MD, Medicine Man Pharmacy, and others that are currently approved by the State to administer the vaccine, to actually receive shipments of vaccines to administer. As of right now, these additional medical providers have not been yet been provided with a supply of vaccines. As availability expands in New Jersey, the City anticipates these additional medical providers will gain access and add to Hoboken’s vaccine supply. Mayor Bhalla and the City have been advocating with the State for these private providers to be provided with vaccines as soon as possible.
What is the City of Hoboken doing to help?
While the vaccine process is largely driven by the State of New Jersey, the State’s distribution infrastructure and medical providers, the City is doing what it can to help. Mayor Bhalla's administration has been in touch with both the State Department of Health, and with local partners across the City with facilities that could host vaccination distribution. Medical providers often times are limited on daily distribution based on limited office size, and the City plans to offer providers space in larger facilities to allow for more nurses and doctors to administer the vaccine. Additionally, the City has partnered with Riverside Medical Group to help streamline the sign-up process for Hoboken healthcare workers, and plans to work closely with them on logistics to maximize vaccine distribution during the 1B phase. The City anticipates Riverside to continue receiving vaccine supplies from the State during the 1B phase and beyond.
More information on vaccines
For more information on the vaccination process in New Jersey, visit the State’s vaccine website at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine.