After getting a notice to pause giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because of concerns over blood clots in small number of recipients, municipal officials cancelled all primary dose vaccinations at the International High School site on Tuesday morning.
Passaic County has partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and St. Joseph’s University Medical Center to roll out an initiative to vaccinate residents in undeserved parts of Paterson, Passaic City, and Prospect Park.
A Clifton man, who allegedly sent threatening text messages to Paterson police chief, has been indicted.
Just weeks after the Division of Health began administering Covid-19 tests to residents using its mobile unit, mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration reduced the city’s testing budget by $150,000.
The vast majority – as much as 80 percent – of the Covid-19 vaccines being administered at International High School are now going in the arms of city residents, said health officer Paul Persaud on Thursday night.
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration will have to entirely run the vaccination site at International High School after a dispute with the school district. Previously, school nurses and security were working with municipal health workers to vaccinate thousands of people.
School officials have threatened to pull the district’s nurses and security staff who have been working with city health officials at the Covid-19 vaccination center run out of International High School over the past two months.