MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department has announced that the township has secured an allocation of Moderna vaccines for seniors. Many older adults have reported difficulty in securing appointments. 

“Please contact Taliah Jeffers, Vulnerable Populations Outreach Coordinator, with the Maplewood Health Department if you or someone you know is a senior citizen (65 years and over) who would like to register for the Moderna vaccine,” said the Health Department email accompanying the flyer. “The township has been allocated a limited amount of doses for seniors and we are working with Essex County to make sure everyone is able to get vaccinated, especially our seniors.”

The department also noted that in New Jersey, eligibility for those 16 and older is now open to receive the COVID-19 vaccination “but please note that 16-17 year olds can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.” 

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Currently, the Essex County Livingston Mall vaccine site only offers the Moderna shots, since the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is on hold. The federal vaccine site at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark is offering the Pfizer vaccine, among other places.

Click here to find other vaccine sites through the NJ COVID-19 portal and make an appointment.


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