Newark is trying to increase COVID vaccine numbers with pop-up sites

NEWARK, NJ – Newark is starting a new initiative to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19 by setting up pop-up vaccination sites in every township.



A group of people seated at a table in a park: Newark is making a fresh effort to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19 by setting up “pop-up” vaccine sites in every city station.


© City of Newark
Newark is making a fresh effort to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19 by establishing pop-up vaccination posts in every township.

On Wednesday officials kicked off the city vaccination center’s campaign with a one-day event in Ivy Hill Park in the West Ward. The website gave recordings to residents aged 18 and over, and appointments were made for viewing.

Some of the upcoming popup sites include:

  • East Ward: Wednesday, May 26th, Ironbound B Field, 105 St. Charles Street
  • North Ward: Tuesday June 8th, Luis Muñoz Marin, 663 Broadway
  • South Ward: Tuesday June 22nd, Restored Church of Holiness, 40 Hobson Street
  • Central Department: Wednesday July 7th at Nat Turner Park, 251-289 18th Avenue

Governor Phil Murphy’s efforts on social media were evident.

NEW: Starting today, @rasjbaraka and @CityofNewarkNJ are bringing # COVID19 vaccination centers to every station in the city for Newark residents 18 and older. Walk-ups are welcome! pic.twitter.com/9mvjvRGLKU

– Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 12, 2021

Today we’re at Ivy Hill Park until 5 p.m. providing COVID-19 vaccines and food to the community. Come out and join in, #getvaccined, and get a FREE box of food for you and your family. pic.twitter.com/xm07BdCkDs

– City of Newark (@CityofNewarkNJ) May 12, 2021

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