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From the Desk of the President:

Usually, I write these pieces from my desk at the hip Hackensack offices but today I’m seated at the Rodda Center in Teaneck having just received my Pfizer booster shot. This was a slightly different experience than when I got the original vaccination. I was able to get an appointment easily, there were no lines and there were only about 15 people sitting with me in the recovery area. While I’m guessing that this is a tribute to the efficient scheduling of the Holy Name medical center staff, I am hoping that people aren’t reluctant to get this third shot. The scientific data supports this third dose because it will strengthen the vaccine’s power to protect us from the worst of COVID-19.

As part of the HHS Administration of Community Living (ACL) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s partnership, hip staff in both offices are available to offer assistance with making appointments and can even arrange for transportation to a site. So, if you’re still undecided about getting the initial vaccines or aren’t sure where to go for the booster please call either office or contact us on this website and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Take care,



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