Public Health

Where & How To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In Jersey City?

Mira Research Team09 Feb 2021

Quick Digest: 

  • As of February 5th, New Jersey has administered 727,426 COVID-19 vaccines and the state is predicted to reach herd immunity by August 2021.
  • Jersey City, New Jersey is currently in phase 1b. First responders and individuals at high risk are eligible to receive the vaccine.
  • Hudson County, New Jersey offers the COVID-19 vaccine at medical and health centers. See the full list below.

What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Jersey City

In December 2020, the FDA granted emergency use authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. 

  • Both vaccines demonstrated over 94% effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 during clinical trials.
  • Both vaccines utilize mRNA to teach your body how to recognize and kill the coronavirus should you be exposed. Since mRNA cannot enter the nucleus of cells, these vaccines will not alter your DNA.
  • Both vaccines require two doses, spaced approximately three to four weeks apart. Immunity will take time to build once you have been vaccinated, so you should continue to take precautions and act as though you are not vaccinated. Continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hand with soap and water.
  • Your second dose needs to be from the same company as your first dose. In other words, if you received the Pfizer vaccine for your first dose, you need to receive the Pfizer vaccine for your second dose.

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The COVID-19 vaccine is available in Jersey City for all who qualify in Phase 1a & 1b

Healthcare Personnel (Phase 1A)

  • Licensed healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists
  • Staff like receptionists, janitors, mortuary services, laboratory technicians
  • Consultants, per diem, and contractors who are not directly employed by the facility
  • Health professional students, trainees, volunteers, and essential caregivers
  • Community health workers, doulas, and public health professionals like Medical Reserve Corps
  • Personnel with variable venues like EMS, paramedics, funeral staff, and autopsy workers

Long-Term Care Residents and Staff (Phase 1A)

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All residents and staff of long-term and congregate-care facilities, including:

  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Veterans homes
  • Assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and personal care homes
  • Group homes
  • HUD 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program residences
  • Psychiatric hospitals, correctional institutions, county jails, and juvenile detention facilities (for eligible minors, e.g. 16+ years of age may be eligible for Pfizer vaccine under the emergency use authorization)
  • Other vulnerable, congregate, long-term settings

For more information on Phase 1A, click here.

First Responders (Phase 1B)

Sworn law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders, including:

  • New Jersey State Police troopers
  • Municipal and county police officers
  • Campus police officers
  • Detectives in prosecutors' offices and state agencies
  • State agency/authority law enforcement officers
  • Investigator, Parole, and Secured Facilities Officers
  • Aeronautical Operations Specialists
  • Sworn Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Special Agents
  • Bi-State law enforcement officers (e.g. Port Authority)
  • Court Security Officers
  • Members of firefighting services (structural and wildland)
  • Members of Search and Rescue Units including technical rescue units and HAZMAT teams
  • Firefighters who provide emergency medical services
  • Members of Industrial units that perform Fire, Rescue, and HAZMAT services
  • Members of State Fire Marshal's Offices
  • Bi-State Fire Service Personnel (e.g. Port Authority)

Individuals at High Risk (Phase 1B)

Individuals at high-risk include those aged 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus. 

Additionally, individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.

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Here's where you can receive a Covid-19 vaccine in Jersey City & Hudson County

The Covid-19 vaccine is currently being distributed at medical and health centers in Hudson County, NJ. Appointments must be made so please be sure you call the center or visit their website.

  • Alliance Health Center
    115 Christopher Columbus Drive
    (201) 451-6300
    alliancech.org/
  • Carepoint Bayonne Medical Center
    29 East 29th Street 
    (201) 858-6088
  • Christ Hospital
    176 Palisade Avenue 
    (201) 795-8200
  • Hoboken Department of Health
    308 Willow Steet 
    (201) 420-2375
    hobokennj.gov/vaccine
  • Hudson Regional Health Commission - USS Juneau Center
    110 Hackensack Avenue
    http://hudsoncovidvax.org/
  • Jersey City Medical Center
    355 Grand Street Jersey City
    rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine
    Metropolitan Family Health Network
  • 935 Garfield Avenue 
    https://www.metropolitanfhn.com/
  • North Bergen Health Department
    1116 43rd Street
    (201) 392-2084
  • North Hudson Community Action
    714 31st Street
    (201) 210-0200
    nhcac.org
  • North Hudson Community Action
    324 Palisade Avenue
    (201) 210-0200
    nhcac.org
  • North Hudson Community Action
    326 Harrison Avenue
    (201) 210-0200
    nhcac.org
  • North Hudson Community Action
    1116 43rd Street
    (201) 210-0200
    nhcac.org
  • North Hudson Community Action
    5301 Broadway West
    (201) 210-0200
    https://nhcac.org/
  • Palisades Medical Center
    7600 River Road North Bergen
    (201) 854-5000
    hackensackmeridianhealth.org/COVID19
  • RMG Hudson Hoboken
    1111 Hudson Street Hoboken
    https://www.riversidemedgroup.com/
  • RMG Palisades Jersey City
    324 Palisade Avenue 
    https://www.riversidemedgroup.com/
  • Riverside Medical Group Secaucus
    714 10th Street
    Secaucus, Hudson
    https://www.riversidemedgroup.com/

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost in Jersey City? 

Due to Operation Warp Speed, The Centers for Disease Control declared the COVID-19 vaccine will be free of charge regardless of insurance coverage.

However, it's essential to know that it is possible to be charged for the administration of the vaccine if being vaccinated at a private doctor’s office or pharmacy. Our research indicates that the COVID-19 vaccine administration can cost between $16 and $29 per dose. 

After the pandemic is over and the government no longer purchases vaccines, individuals may have to pay between $25 and $58 for a COVID-19 vaccination without insurance. 

Sources: 

https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/slowing-the-spread/who-is-eligible-for-vaccination-in-new-jersey-who-is-included-in-the-vaccination-phases

https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients