The Township of Montclair shares the following important information about the COVID-19 vaccine:
The first doses of the COVD-19 vaccine will be available in limited quantities on or about December 26. Essex County will be distributing the Moderna vaccine. The Moderna vaccine is a 2-dose vaccine; each dose is separated by approximately 28 days (4 weeks).
The vaccine will be administered according to the NJ State Department of Health’s guidelines in the following order:
- Frontline healthcare workers (those who are regularly directly exposed to coronavirus) will be first to receive the vaccine.
- As more doses become available, other critical populations will then receive vaccinations including, but not limited to, those living in group settings, high-risk adults, first responders, funeral home workers, education and child care workers, and other essential frontline workers.
- After critical populations are vaccinated, vaccinations will be available for the general public.
- For more information about the phased approach and priority groups, refer to this NJ Health Department document.
Vaccine Appointments & Information
To schedule a vaccine, you must make an appointment by calling 973-877-8456 or by visiting EssexCOVID.org.
Appointments are subject to availability of the vaccine. Find regular updates on vaccine availability on EssexCOVID.org
The vaccine requires two doses. When you sign-up, you will receive two appointments. It is critical that you attend both appointments.
Residents will be asked to provide their medical insurance information and their insurance provider will be billed. If a resident does not have insurance, the cost of the vaccine will be covered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund. There will be no out-of-pocket expenses charged to residents.
Essex County Vaccination Centers
The five locations and the municipalities assigned to each of them are as follows:
Former Kmart building, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange: West Orange, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Montclair, Newark, Nutley and Verona.
Essex County College, 303 University Avenue, Newark (Gym entrance on West Market Street): Newark, East Orange and Irvington.
Essex County Donald M. Payne, Sr. School of Technology, 498-544 West Market Street, Newark: Newark, East Orange and Irvington.
Livingston Mall, former Sears building, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston (Entrance is in the back): Livingston, Belleville, Maplewood, Millburn, Newark, Orange and South Orange.
Essex County West Caldwell School of Technology, 620 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell: West Caldwell, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Newark, North Caldwell and Roseland.
Updates will be provided as they become available.