Essex County Executive Announces Special Vaccine Program For Teachers, Support Staff

Newark, NJ – On Friday, March 19th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced a new initiative to provide vaccinations to teachers and school support staff working at public, private, charter and parochial schools in Essex County. Teachers and support staff who reside or work in Essex County can visit www.EssexCOVID.org to make an appointment. Special appointment times will be held Monday, March 22nd to Friday, March 26th in the evening.

“Receiving the COVID vaccination is the best weapon we have to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Vaccinating teachers and school support personnel is the best way for us to reopen our schools and restore in-person instruction for our children. We are pleased to offer these special and convenient times for school staff to receive their vaccinations,” DiVincenzo said.

Beginning Friday, March 19th at 5 p.m., a special button will be placed on www.EssexCOVID.org for teachers and support staff members to click to make an appointment. The appointments also will be added to the site Friday, March 19th at 5 p.m. Teachers and support staff members will be able to make appointments to receive the Moderna vaccine Monday, March 22nd to Friday, March 26th at the Essex County vaccination center at the Kmart in West Orange from 4 to 6 p.m. Vaccinations are by appointment only; walk ups will not be accommodated.

Teachers and support staff members are required to bring their school district identification card or badge with them. If they are unable to present an ID or badge, he/she will not receive a vaccine.

DiVincenzo said additional appointment times would be added the following week if they were needed.

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