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Vaccines

Our Department is now using 3 vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. Read carefully the description for each clinic in the link & calendar below to see which vaccine is available.

Moderna is authorized for use in individuals 18 years of age and older. It is a 2-dose vaccine with 4 weeks between doses.

Pfizer is authorized for use in individuals 12 years of age and older. It is a 2-dose vaccine with 3 weeks between doses.

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) is authorized for use in individuals 18 years of age and older. This is a single dose vaccine meaning one shot; no second dose/shot. The CDC and the FDA have resumed the recommended use of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine COVID-19 vaccine under its emergency use authorization. Available data at this time shows that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks. If you have any questions or concerns, call your doctor or nurse. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/janssen.html

3rd Dose

Talk with your healthcare provider about your medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you. Learn more about the 3rd Dose recommendation from the CDC here.

CDC is currently recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

For people who received either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine series, a third dose of the same mRNA vaccine should be used. Make an Appointment below using the 3rd Dose link.

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Moderna – 1st Dose Clinics by Appointment Only

September 20, 2021- 10AM – 2PM – Moderna Dose 1 – Essex County Health Department (2nd dose will be October 18)

September 24, 2021- 10AM – 2PM – Moderna Dose 1 – Essex County Health Department (2nd dose will be October 22)

September 27, 2021- 10AM – 2PM – Moderna Dose 1 – Essex County Health Department (2nd dose will be October 25)

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Moderna – 3rd Dose Clinics by Appointment Only – for those eligible only

September 20, 2021-10AM – 2PM – Moderna Dose 3 – Essex County Health Department

September 24, 2021-10AM – 2PM – Moderna Dose 3 – Essex County Health Department

September 27, 2021-10AM – 2PM – Moderna Dose 3 – Essex County Health Department

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Pfizer – 1st Dose Clinics for 12+ by Appointment Only

September 20, 2021-10AM – 2PM – Pfizer Dose 1 – Essex County Health Department (2nd dose will be October 12)

September 24, 2021-10AM – 2PM – Pfizer Dose 1 – Essex County Health Department (2nd dose will be October 15)

September 27, 2021-10AM – 2PM – Pfizer Dose 1 – Essex County Health Department (2nd dose will be October 18)

Pfizer – 3rd Dose Clinics by Appointment Only – for those eligible only

September 20, 2021-10AM – 2PM – Pfizer Dose 3 – Essex County Health Department

September 24, 2021-10AM – 2PM – Pfizer Dose 3 – Essex County Health Department

September 27, 2021-10AM – 2PM – Pfizer Dose 3 – Essex County Health Department

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

September 20, 2021 – 10AM – 2PM – Johnson & Johnson Dose 1 Only – Essex County Health Department

September 21, 2021 – 10 AM – 2 PM – Johnson & Johnson Dose 1 Only – Essex County Health Department

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COVID-19 Vaccine – Transportation Assistance/Homebound Request

What Can I Expect When I Get to My Vaccination Appointment?

Please arrive to your vaccination appointment with your driver’s license.