Dozens of senior citizens receive first dose of Moderna vaccine at Hackensack Civic Center
Residents in Hackensack will no longer have to leave the city to get vaccinated, as the city is bringing the COVID-19 vaccine to its community at the Hackensack Civic Center.
Hackensack has a large senior and minority population, and both are communities that have been affected by the virus and before today, they had to leave the city in search of vaccines.
Dozens of senior citizens received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine, just a portion of the 200 doses that Hackensack received for the week.
They were planning to get the vaccine site started a few weeks ago, but there wasn’t enough supply. City health representatives are hopeful the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will help with that shortage to protect the city’s most vulnerable.
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As of now, the Hackensack Civic Center will be open for vaccinations two days a week, but that can change depending on demand and vaccine supply.
For any Hackensack residents who are trying to get vaccinated and don’t have access to a computer, call 201-646-3967 and city health representatives will help.