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

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team9 Feb 2021
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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.

For more information on COVID myths debunked, see our article here. Alternatively, if you want to know what to expect after your COVID vaccine, see our article here. 


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