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Gottheimer works with Fifth District hospitals to get vaccines to teachers

Hospitals Designate After-School Hours for Educators & Staff

NORTH JERSEY — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Friday announced a new initiative he is leading with hospitals across New Jersey’s Fifth District to vaccinate more educators and school staff — all with the goal of reopening schools safely and helping North Jersey students return to the classroom.

“Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, each hospital in North Jersey has played a vital role in helping keep our residents healthy and safe. Now, I’m proud to be working with each of these hospitals to begin a new initiative to help get vaccines to even more educators and school staff throughout the Fifth District,” Gottheimer said. “Prioritizing vaccinations for teachers and school staff is critical to reopening our schools safely, and to getting our students and communities back on track. I’m grateful to the hospitals for stepping up to help our teachers and educators.”

Holy Name Medical Center — Teaneck, Bergen County: Holy Name Medical Center has committed to vaccinating every single educator who signs up in their system within the next two weeks. For educators to sign-up at Holy Name, click here.

Hackensack University Medical Center — Hackensack, Bergen County: HUMC is establishing a unique online sign-up link with 500 individual login codes for educators to get a vaccination appointment. Educators will be able to use their login codes to find a vaccination time that fits with their schedule. HUMC’s dedicated online educator vaccination sign-up begins April 5th.

The Valley Hospital — Paramus, Bergen County: The Valley Hospital began a robust teacher vaccination program in March, which kicked off with their inaugural Educator Vaccination Week, where 5,000 educators were vaccinated. Valley is continuing to make vaccinating educators a priority. For educators to sign-up at Valley, click here.

Atlantic Health — Newton, Sussex County & Hackettstown, Warren County: Atlantic Health System’s Newton Medical Center and Hackettstown Medical Center have been working directly with local school districts to set up individual, personalized “teacher times” for vaccinations, resulting in over 2,000 teachers and school employees in Warren and Sussex County being inoculated to date. Both Centers will continue to prioritize teachers by setting aside the first doses from each new shipment of vaccines dedicated for educators.  The Centers are setting aside dates and times, with educators’ school schedules in mind, so they have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Educators looking to sign-up through Atlantic Health can do so by clicking here.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center – Paramus, NJ: Through Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, two special clinics have been established exclusively to vaccinate educators. Bergen New Bridge also hosted a vaccination day this past month for educators and school staff, where more than 700 staff were vaccinated. For educators to sign-up at Bergen New Bridge, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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