Dear Community Seniors:
I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out to inform you of a new COVID vaccination for homebound residents. In an effort to provide protection to our vulnerable residents, Essex County, in conjunction with RWJ Barnabas Health is looking to provide the COVID-19 vaccination directly to homebound residents in Maplewood. Homebound is being defined as anyone who is immobile, homebound due to illness, would have difficulty being transported to a vaccination clinic and are not receiving direct medical care at a long term care facility, skilled nursing facility, etc. If:
1. You fall under this category, or
2. You are the caregiver of someone who is homebound, or
3. You have a neighbor or friend who will not have seen this community notification but would benefit from this vaccination service because they are homebound

Maplewood residents - please contact the Maplewood Public Health Division at (973) 762-8120 and provide name, phone number and address.

South Orange residents, call Cathy Rowe at (973) 558-0863 or
by Thursday, January 14th.

RWJBarnabas medical staff will reach out to these individuals to ask if they would like receive the COVID-19 vaccine and make arrangements for a home visit.

If you have any questions, please contact the Maplewood Public Health Division. You can also email Candice Davenport at and use the subject header: “homebound resident”.
Please also notify healthcare providers such as home health aides or nursing assistants, that they qualify to receive the COVID vaccine under Tier 1A by registering at

Thank you and stay well,

Candice Davenport, Health Officer

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