Vaccination News - Group 1B expanded in NJ - Seniors get your shot!
January 14, 2021 update
Effective January 14, individuals 65+ years of age will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
Where do I register to be vaccinated?
You can register to be vaccinated at www.essexcovid.org or by calling Essex County COVID Call Center at 973-877-8456.Even if you registered on the State website, use www.essexcovid.org to make an appointment for the vaccine.
- YOU NEED AN EMAIL TO REGISTER! Even if you call the call center, you will need to provide an email so they can notify you of your appointment.
- Once registered, you will hear back with date & time to go to the vaccine distribution site at Livingston Mall.
- Appointments will be made available as the county receives vaccine doses from the state.
- As more vaccine doses become available, other options will be offered. Summit Medical Group, Vanguard and other large practices are getting vaccines to distribute to their patients, but check with them to see when they will be starting.
What do I do if I need transportation to a vaccination site? The preferred option is to drive yourself or go with someone who has been in your “COVID bubble.” We are currently working with county officials to pool our collective resources into transportation options for residents who do not drive (i.e. using our jitneys and their buses). We hope to confirm transportation plans shortly and will get the information to you by email, Facebook and our website.
Please make note of the following existing resources.Transportation for residents age 60+ or with disabilitiesEssex County Special Transportation Services (the blue bus) and Access link. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED IN ADVANCE TO USE EITHER SERVICE. Once registered, you can make reservations:Essex County Special Transportation ServicesFor residents 60+, Essex County provides free, handicap accessible transportation to all towns within the county. Call (973) 618-1280 to register and set up an appointment. Once you are in the system, you can begin scheduling rides.Access linkAccess Link is for people with disabilities. Service shadows local fixed route buses and light rails, with pick-up and drop-off points within 3/4 mile of an eligible bus route or light rail station.