NEWARK, NJ — Newark is preparing to ramp up the city’s vaccination efforts this February, officials announced Tuesday, saying they will launch new rotating vaccination locations in all five wards of the city.
The pop-up sites will bolster two current Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness sites at 110 William St. and 394 University Ave. The new sites will be open two days a week in each ward.
“For the past year, our city has been fighting against COVID-19 and our community now has access to the vaccine geared to help give us greater protection from the disease,” Mayor Ras Baraka said. “Rotating vaccination sites will make it easier for anyone who wants a vaccine to get one, similar to how the City has pop-up COVID-19 testing sites throughout Newark. I urge all of our residents to stay informed, make the best decision for your families, and continue to stay vigilant.”
As New Jersey struggles to get its doses in the arms of citizens, New York expanded its roll-out yesterday to residents 75 and older. The state will make an announcement when additional frontline workers and high-risk residents are eligible for vaccination under Phase 1B and Phase 1C.
The city has not yet released any information regarding the schedule, locations or hours of operations for the sites. Essex County is currently operating five sites open to all Newark residents at the following locations:
|Address||Municipality||Must be from one of these communities||Notes|
|Essex County College||303 University Avenue||Newark||Newark, East Orange and Irvington||Gym entrance on West Market Street|
|Essex County Donald M. Payne, Sr. School of Technology||498-544 West Market Street||Newark||Newark, East Orange and Irvington.||This site will open in January 2021|
|Former Kmart building||235 Prospect Avenue||West Orange||West Orange, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Montclair, Newark, Nutley and Verona|
|Livingston Mall - former Sears building||112 Eisenhower Parkway||Livingston||Livingston, Belleville, Maplewood, Millburn, Newark, Orange and South Orange||Entrance is in the back|
|Essex County West Caldwell School of Technology||620 Passaic Avenue||West Caldwell||West Caldwell, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Newark, North Caldwell and Roseland|
Vaccines are currently available to people in Phase 1A, including all paid and unpaid individuals who work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care, urgent care and clinics, dialysis centers, dental offices, funeral homes, pharmacies, public health, group homes, and those who work in emergency medical services. This includes both clinical and non-clinical staff. Certain individuals in Phase 1B, including law enforcement, fire professionals and other first responders are also eligible to receive the vaccine.
The State will make an announcement regarding when additional frontline essential workers and individuals at high risk will be eligible for the vaccine under Phase 1B and Phase 1C. Seniors who are 75 years and older are included in Phase 1B.
To pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine administered by the City of Newark’s Department of Health and Wellness, visit newarknj.gov or call 973-733-5728.