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History was made Wednesday morning in Secaucus, when the town's POD site started giving out its first coronavirus vaccine injections.

POD stands for point-of-distribution; the Secaucus POD is a heated tent and trailer located next to the town Rec Center. Secaucus is the first town in the state to open its own vaccine center, although many other towns, such as Hoboken, North Bergen and Union City, will have their vaccine centers open very soon. The Hudson County-run site, the USS Juneau in Kearny, is also currently operational, and the Essex County-run site just opened Wednesday, as well.

But the distinction is Secaucus is the first town-run site in the state to be up and running. Riverside Medical Group is running the Hoboken site.


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