The City of Trenton offers walk-in immunization clinics in the evenings and weekends this week
City to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccinations on Wednesday
Trenton, NJ – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today announced that the city will offer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in evening and weekend clinics this week to make the vaccine more accessible to people who cannot take off from the sky. work or school.
Vaccination clinics will be held this week at the following locations in Trenton:
- Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m .: Unity Square Park, Hamilton Ave & Division St (Johnson & Johnson)
- Thursday April 29, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m .: Pentecostal Assemblies of Iglesia, 50 N Clinton Ave (Moderna)
- Friday April 30, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m .: Pentecostal Assemblies of Iglesia, 50 N Clinton Ave (Moderna)
- Saturday, May 1, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m .: Trenton Fire Station, 244 Perry St, Trenton (Moderna)
Vaccines are available to all residents of Trenton aged 18 and over. No appointment required. The queues will be outside, so residents should dress appropriately in case there are any waiting times.
According to NJ Department of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recommended lifting the break on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Federal agencies said they were “… confident that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19” and that “… the potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in people 18 years of age and older . “
As such, the City of Trenton will resume offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the clinic this Wednesday and to residents confined to the Trenton home. Johnson & Johnson vaccines are ideal for the home initiative because they are easier to carry and only require one appointment. The city had used Moderna to continue the Coming Home campaign while federal agencies examined the Johnson & Johnson version.
Home residents or their loved ones can call (609) 815-2180 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment for a home vaccine. City medical staff will wait 15 to 30 minutes with each patient after the vaccine is administered to monitor for side effects.
Previously, the CDC and the FDA reviewed data from six reported cases – out of nearly seven million doses administered in the United States – in women aged 18 to 48 who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Symptoms appeared six to 13 days after vaccination. In these cases, a rare type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis has been seen in association with low levels of blood platelets.
The CDC and the FDA have concluded that these adverse events are extremely rare. The City of Trenton has not heard of similar reactions from Johnson & Johnson vaccines administered by Trenton health workers.
As always, people who have received the vaccine and develop abdominal pain, leg pain, shortness of breath, severe headache, or other unusual symptoms within three weeks of being vaccinated should contact their healthcare provider. health.
The city’s continued immunization efforts are made possible by the continued support of the Trenton Health Team, Henry J. Austin Medical Center, Mercer County Social Services Board, Trenton Housing Authority, Food on Wheels from Mercer County and the Council of Civic Associations of Trenton. The mayor especially thanked the Latin American Merchants Association of New Jersey for helping organize Wednesday’s event on short notice.
All residents interested in the vaccine should reserve a spot on the state portal at covidvaccine.nj.gov and contact the city’s Department of Health at (609) -989-3242 or [email protected]
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