This article was updated on January 22nd

NEWARK, NJ – The list of places where Newark residents can get a COVID-19 vaccination has again been expanded.

Despite some early stumbling blocks, New Jersey has accelerated its vaccination rollout. And while the general public is not yet eligible to get one, nearly 200,000 people across the state, including Newark, received their first of their two required shots as of Tuesday. Continue reading: NJ expands COVID-19 vaccines as the status moves to the next phase

Here’s what you need to know as a resident of Newark:


There are several locations where eligible Newark residents can get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Essex County plans to establish five vaccination sites in Livingston, Newark, West Caldwell and West Orange. Newark residents can also go to any of the existing locations, which are located in:

  • Livingston – Livingston Mall, former Sears building, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston (entrance is at the back)
  • Newark – Essex County College, 303 University Avenue, Newark (Gym entrance on West Market Street)
  • West Caldwell – West Caldwell School of Technology in Essex County, 620 Passaic Avenue
  • West Orange – Former Kmart Building, 235 Prospect Avenue

Essex County also plans to open a location at the Essex School Donald M. Payne, Sr. School of Technology, 498-544 West Market Street, Newark.

Here’s how it works, say district officials:

“If vaccinations are available, the locations are open from 9 am to 5 pm. Residents can make appointments at or by calling 973-877-8456. Appointments can only be made after the district has received the vaccines carried out.” Residents who make reservations to receive the vaccination will be given two appointments. It is important that residents attend both appointments. Residents will be asked to provide their health insurance information and their insurer will be billed $ 16.94 for the first dose, and $ 28.39 for the second dose. If a resident is not insured, the cost of the vaccine will be covered by the Provide Relief Fund of the Health Resources and Services Administration. The residents are not billed for any expenses. “

Here’s what to expect, district officials say:

“Each vaccination site is set up in a similar way. The residents who enter the site are first screened to make sure they have an appointment. Those who do not have an appointment are not allowed to get the vaccine that day. The residents will then go to a registration table where they can get their records for their visit and get a card reminding them of their second appointment.After being vaccinated with the vaccine, residents have to wait 15 minutes while she monitors for a page Social distancing guidelines are followed at each site and areas are regularly redeveloped throughout the day. “

New Jersey has also paved the way for other vaccination sites across the state, including state-qualified health centers, ShopRite supermarkets, and doctor’s offices. People can visit to pre-register.

The list includes:


  • Riverside Medical Group, 195 Cortlandt St., (973) 759-1221


  • Riverside Urgent Care, 135 Bloomfield Ave., (973) 748-7459

Eastern orange

  • East Orange General Hospital, 300 Central Avenue, (973) 266-2995
  • Newark Community Health Center – East Orange, 444 William Street, (973) 675-1900 /


  • Newark Community Health Center – Irvington, 1148-1150 Springfield Avenue, (973) 675-1900 /




  • Newark Community Health Center, 741 Broadway,
  • Newark Community Health Center – Ludlow Street, 101 Ludlow Street, /
  • Newark Community Health Center – Ferry Street, 92 Ferry Street, (973) 323-3669 /
  • Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness, 110 William St., (973) 733-5728,
  • ShopRite Pharmacy, 206 Springfield Ave., (973) 877-3641,
  • Liss Pharmacy, 794 Mt Prospect Ave., (973) 483-4749,
  • Renaissance Jewish Medical Center, 359 13th Avenue, (732) 376-9333 /
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Avenue, (973) 926-4376 /
  • St. Michaels Medical Center, St. Mikes POD 111 Central Avenue, (973) 877-5000 /
  • Saint James Health Adult Hospital, 228 Lafayette Street, (973) 789-8111 /


  • Newark Community Health Center – Orange, 37 North Day Street, 3rd Floor, (973) 323-3669 /


In addition to the above locations, there will be new rotating vaccination sites across Newark starting February, city officials said.

The rotating locations are open two days a week in each station to give residents equal access. Preliminary schedules, locations, and operating times were not immediately available.

Visit or call 973-733-5728 to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine administered by the Newark City Department of Health and Wellness.

“Our city has been fighting COVID-19 for a year and our community now has access to the vaccine, which should offer us better protection against the disease,” said Mayor Ras Baraka.

“Rotating vaccination sites make it easier for anyone looking to get a vaccine, much like pop-up COVID-19 test sites across Newark in town,” Baraka said. “I urge all of our residents to stay tuned, make the best decision for their families, and remain vigilant.”


New Jersey is phasing out its vaccines. An exact timeline was not provided.

Vaccination is voluntary; Nobody needs to get a shot.

This is how state officials originally described the approval list:

  • In phase 1AOnly frontline health workers who have been in close contact with the virus were cleared for vaccination. Certain vulnerable populations such as nursing home residents and prison inmates were also given a chance.
  • In the first part of phase 1B, Police and fire departments were evacuated to get their shots. When the second part of phase 1B beginsOther key employees such as teachers, food service workers, and truckers, as well as people over the age of 75, can be vaccinated.
  • In phase 1C The list expands to include other key employees who work in “crowded environments” such as B. Universities, adults between 65 and 74 years of age, and people between the ages of 16 and 64 with conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19.
  • In phase 2 of the rolloutAnyone in public can get vaccinated.

However, New Jersey made a detour from its distribution plan on January 13th. Now seniors over 65 and people with conditions that put them at risk from the virus (a group that were originally in Phase 1C) are on the list. Continue reading: Governor Murphy Expands COVID Vaccine to NJ Seniors 65+

Suitable conditions are:

  • cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Down syndrom
  • Heart conditions
  • obesity
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Smoke
  • People who are pregnant
  • People who have an immunocompromised condition and have a weakened immune system due to problems such as an organ transplant

Learn more about Pfizer and Moderna’s government plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations here.

Take a tour

The first COVID-19 vaccinations in New Jersey were given to Newark University Hospital staff with rolling cameras and Governor Phil Murphy.

Since then, several other local health and rescue workers have reported receiving their shots.

Officials have shared photos of the five vaccination sites in Essex County that are run by health professionals and supported by volunteers who are eligible to be vaccinated against the virus in return.

On January 11, Essex County executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. reported that 1,090 shots had been fired at four vaccination centers in the county. It brought the county’s 11-day total to 11,036 vaccinations.

Visited an Essex County-operated vaccination site in West Orange this morning with @Joe_D_EssexExec. Essex County has been hard hit by this pandemic, but a strong recovery and brighter days are ahead with this vaccination center.
– Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) January 8, 2021

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