Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccinations are open to New Jersey residents.

Residents of Millburn and Short Hills may go to any of the Essex County vaccination sites to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are interested in receiving a vaccine, you may make an appointment. Visit essexcovid.org or call (973) -877-8456 to schedule yours. 

The vaccine will be offered at no cost to those who don’t have medical insurance.  Those that have medical insurance may be asked to provide their insurance information; however, there will be no charge for insured individuals. 

The K-Mart site in West Orange and Essex County College site are offering the Pfizer vaccine for those age 12 and older and the Moderna vaccine for those who are age 18 and over. The K-Mart site is also offering the J&J Vaccine. Millburn residents may go to any of the site locations. 

As of July 26, 2021 the K-Mart site in West Orange and the Essex County College site in Newark will be open only on the following days.

  • K-Mart- Friday and Saturday
  • Essex County College- Monday and Saturday

View the full list of vaccine sites and schedule an appointment at: https://essexcovid.org.  

State Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline

If you or someone you know needs assistance in pre-registering or scheduling an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, call (855) 568-0545 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center FAQ

Vaccination Eligibility

As of Monday, April 19, all individuals aged 16 and older are eligible for vaccination in the State of New Jersey. Additionally, as of Wednesday, May 12, the Pfizer vaccine is now approved for those aged 12 and older.

Visit the NJ State COVID-19 Information Hub for the most recent information on the pandemic and vaccinations.

Insurance Information

Residents will be asked to provide their medical insurance information and their insurance provider will be billed $16.94 for the first dose and $28.39 for the second dose. The vaccine will remain free for patients, while these costs will be passed on to the insurance carrier. While the vaccine is free, if you have insurance you will see it billed. If a resident does not have insurance, the cost of the vaccine will be covered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provide Relief Fund. 

For more information about coverage please visit the following website: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/assistance-and-benefits/is-the-covid-19-vaccine-free-what-if-i-dont-have-insurance