Covid NJ: J&J Covid Vaccine Reinstated; North Bergen Celebrates 40,000th Dose

Sources: RLS Media

The Center for Disease Control and U.S. health advisers urged resuming COVID-19 vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot, stating that its benefits outweigh a rare risk of blood clots.

Officials have lifted an 11-day pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccinations following a recommendation by that expert panel.

During the pause in using the COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. federal health officials uncovered 15 vaccine recipients who developed a highly unusual kind of blood clot, out of nearly 8 million people given the J&J shot.

All were women, most under age 50. Three died, and seven remain hospitalized officiated said.

The Township of North Bergen has now issued over 40,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to residents through its local vaccination site as well as other sites that its Health Department administers through a shared service agreement.

Under the leadership of Health Director Janet Castro, the township site at the North Bergen Recreation Center opened in January along with partner sites in Union City, Secaucus, Weehawken and Harrison.

All of those sites are now open to all residents age 16 and older for Pfizer vaccines and 18 or older for Moderna vaccines.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work that Janet Castro and her team have done to protect North Bergen residents as well as our neighbors in other nearby communities by efficiently administering over 40,000 vaccines,” said North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco.

”The shared service agreement we created to administer Health Department services in Union City, Secaucus, Weehawken and Harrison has been tested like we never envisioned over the past year and it’s clear that it not only saves taxpayers money, it has helped keep Hudson County safe.”

North Bergen residents can register and sign up for vaccine appointments at

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