Community is urged to make appointments as winter and the holidays approach
(Paramus, NJ) – Paramus, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is urging the community to get vaccinated or get boosted to prepare for the holidays and winter months to prevent unnecessary exposure to COVID and the flu.
“It is quick and easy to get vaccinated here at Bergen New Bridge,” said Bergen New Bridge President and CEO, Deborah Visconi. “The community can make appointments through our online vaccine portal, or they can also walk in to receive their COVID and/or flu shots on Wednesdays and Thursdays.”
Bergen New Bridge has the Moderna & Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 boosters available for ages 12 and up. For those who have not yet received the initial dose of the COVID vaccine, both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are also available. The vaccines are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Annex at the Medical Center. Adult appointments, age 12 and older, are available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days with the last walk-in at 2:30 p.m. Children, age six months to 11 years, can make appointments from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the last walk-in at 5:30 p.m.
To make an appointment, visit https://www.newbridgehealth.org/health-services/vaccines/.
An insurance card, ID, and original vaccination card should be brought to the appointment. As the federal government has suspended vaccine subsidies, administrative costs are charged according to government guidelines. The Medical Center will submit the charges to insurance which may result in fees. Vaccine recipients without insurance may request financial assistance for these costs or pay out of pocket.
ABOUT BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is a 1,070-bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. The Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in NJ and the fourth-largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a not-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute and ambulatory care from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and community physicians, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and long-term care to the greater Bergen County community. The Medical Center, including its Long-Term Care Division, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is in network with all major New Jersey commercial insurance plans covering 99.89% of NJ residents.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography), and more than 26 medical specialties available through its Ambulatory Care Center. The Medical Center is a Veterans Community Care Provider proudly serving the healthcare needs of veterans and is a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for 2019. Learn more at www.newbridgehealth.org.