PARAMUS, NJ — The collaborative COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Team continued their equity vaccine distribution program this week as a group of more than 40 Korean, Latinx and Black religious leaders visited the Vaccination Center at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to get their shots and promote the importance of getting vaccinated.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, The County of Bergen, the Bergen Coalition of Black Clergy, and Greater Bergen Community Action have joined forces to lead the charge on combating barriers to COVID-19 vaccine access among underserved communities throughout Bergen County.  

The Vaccine Equity Team was joined by Bergen New Bridge President and CEO Deb Visconi; Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco; Bergen County Commissioner Chair Steve Tanelli; Bergen County Commissioners Mary Amoroso and Germaine Ortiz; staff from Greater Bergen Community Action; Reverend Gregory Jackson and the Bergen Coalition of Black Clergy and Bergen County Sherriff Anthony Cureton who not only united to advocate for the importance of vaccinations, but took the opportunity to make a statement together against violence.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has a site at 680 Broadway, Suite 506, in Paterson, as well.