This article was updated on January 29th

NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey has expanded the number of publicly traded COVID-19 vaccination sites, and the state continues to announce new locations, including in the Newark area (see the updated list below).

New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the state plans to increase the number of vaccination sites to over 300. State officials said the goal is to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population by spring.

WHERE CAN I VACCINATE IF I LIVE IN NEWARK?

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

Essex County operates five vaccination sites in Livingston, Newark, West Caldwell and West Orange. Each location is only for residents of certain cities (see list below). However, people who live in Newark can go to any of the locations.

LIVINGSTON

  • Where – Livingston Mall, former Sears building, Eisenhower Parkway 112, Livingston (entrance is at the back).
  • Cities served – Livingston, Belleville, Maplewood, Millburn, Newark, Orange and South Orange

NEWARK – ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE

  • Where – Essex County College, 303 University Avenue, Newark (gym entrance on West Market Street)
  • Cities served – Newark, East Orange and Irvington

NEWARK – DONALD PAYNE SCHOOL

  • Where – Donald M. Payne, Senior School of Technology, Essex County, 498-544 West Market Street, Newark
  • Cities served – Newark, East Orange and Irvington

WEST CALDWELL

  • Where – West Caldwell School of Technology in Essex County, 620 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell
  • Cities served – West Caldwell, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Newark, North Caldwell and Roseland

WEST ORANGE

  • Where – Former Kmart Building, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
  • Cities served – West Orange, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Montclair, Newark, Nutley and Verona

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 www.EssexCOVID.org or by calling 973-877-8456. Appointments can only be made after the district has received the vaccines. Vaccinations can be made 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 will 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. Some accept appointments, others don’t. People can visit COVIDvaccine.nj.gov to pre-register.

The list currently includes:

Belleville

  • Riverside Medical Group, 195 Cortlandt St., (973) 759-1221
  • Clara Maass Medical Center, 1 Clara Maass Drive / rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine

Bloomfield

  • 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 / nchcfqhc.org/

Irvington

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

Livingston

Montclair

Newark

  • Newark Community Health Center, 741 Broadway, NCHCFQHC.org
  • Newark Community Health Center – Ludlow Street, 101 Ludlow Street, /nchcfqhc.org/
  • Newark Community Health Center – Ferry Street, 92 Ferry Street, (973) 323-3669 /nchcfqhc.org/
  • Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness, 110 William St., (973) 733-5728, https://newarkcovid19.com/home
  • ShopRite Pharmacy, 206 Springfield Ave., (973) 877-3641, Vaccines.shoprite.com
  • Liss Pharmacy, 794 Mt Prospect Ave., (973) 483-4749, www.lisspharmacy.com
  • Renaissance Jewish Medical Center, 359 13th Avenue, (732) 376-9333 / jrmc.us/
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Avenue, (973) 926-4376 / rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine
  • St. Michaels Medical Center, St. Mikes POD 111 Central Avenue, (973) 877-5000 / signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44A4AD2BA3FBCF8-sign2
  • Saint James Health Adult Hospital, 228 Lafayette Street, (973) 789-8111 / saintjameshealth.com/

orange

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

Verona

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 newarknj.gov 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.”

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

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

Vaccination is voluntary; Nobody has 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 firefighters were released to take their shots. When the second part of phase 1B begins, Other 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 During the rollout, anyone can get vaccinated in public.

However, New Jersey made a detour from its distribution plan on Jan. 14. Now the list includes seniors over the age of 65 and people between the ages of 16 and 64 with conditions that put them at risk from the virus (a group that was originally in phase 1C.)

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 state plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations here.

From MORNING, January 14th, the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for: residents aged 65 and over and older residents between 16 and 64 years with certain diseases. More information https://t.co/eQwnEmWYDC pic.twitter.com/ iGKQygpf82
– NJDOH (@NJDeptofHealth) January 13, 2021

VACCINATIONS IN ESSEX COUNTY: A SHORT BACKGROUND

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

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 13, Essex County executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that 13,273 doses had been administered in the county’s centers in the past 13 days. That sum has increased in size since then. On January 21st alone, 1,534 cans were distributed.

Several local health workers, rescue workers and elected officials have reported receiving their shots.

Residents of retirement and nursing homes across the county were also vaccinated.

However, the rollout in Essex County was not without its problems, including supply and demand conflicts at the county-operated vaccination centers.

Essex County executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. offered an update on the process on Jan. 18. He wrote:

“We have had extremely high demand from people wanting the vaccine and have encountered some bumps. In response, we continue to monitor our website, update when information and eligible groups change, and optimize our system to Make improvements. ” User experience. We’re the only county in the state that has a call center to answer questions and help those who don’t have access to a computer device failure. We are working on these issues and have added staff so we can respond to the thousands of incoming calls. “

DiVincenzo continued:

“Unfortunately, the number of people who want the shot far exceeds the doses we have or are supposed to receive. For this reason, appointments fill up quickly and availability is limited. We ask for your patience and understanding it may take some time to finish. ” can make an appointment. This is not just the case in Essex County. This is happening across the country. We are in constant communication with Governor Phil Murphy and the Department of Health and have requested that more cans be shipped to Essex County. His staff have supported our efforts, they are suffering from some supply shortages like us. The problem is due to delays in distribution by the federal government. “

Did you get a COVID-19 vaccination in Essex County? Let us know your experience in the comments section.

This article includes reports from Tom Davis, a patch worker

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