(TRENTON) – In response to the launch of the City of Perth Amboy’s community wide vaccination program, Legislative District 19 lawmakers Senator Joe Vitale, Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (all D-Middlesex) released the following joint statement:
“Over the past four months, we have worked diligently in partnership with Perth Amboy Mayor Helmin Caba, Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios and Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center to build a community vaccination model specifically for Perth Amboy residents.
“Beginning with the senior population, this model has achieved tremendous success and we look forward to increasing our momentum to ensure Perth Amboy’s vaccination totals remain on an upward trend.
“As one of the hardest hit municipalities by COVID-19 in Middlesex County, Perth Amboy must remain a focus area for vaccination efforts. The success of the program is a result of the combined efforts of all partners involved. We look forward to seeing more Perth Amboy residents getting vaccinated and helping our community recover from this crisis.”
Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios released the following statement:
“Middlesex County has been proud to support Mayor Caba and the City of Perth Amboy in this initiative and work collaboratively with our county partner Hackensack Meridian Health and our elected officials in the 19th legislative district. We will continue that collaboration to work to expand our partnership so that every resident of Perth Amboy who wants a vaccine has access to one. And as we continue to battle the pandemic throughout every corner of our county, we will build upon the positive momentum created thorough this program in Perth Amboy to continue to find ways to vaccinate residents and fight COVID-19 in all municipalities.”
Perth Amboy residents can register for a vaccination by calling 732-324-3521 Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm or by visiting https://www.perthamboynj.org/community/vaccine_registration.