Vaccine Information for Seniors

Homebound Seniors Vaccine Program Information

The Millburn Health, Welfare and Human Services Department, through its “Home Bound Vaccination Initiative Program” is trying to collect the names and contact information of homebound residents, in an effort to provide the COVID-19 vaccinations directly to them in their homes.

The Department considers you homebound if: 

  1. You are unable to leave your home due to medical reasons (illness or injury) and have a caregiver or home health aide at home that must assist you on a regular basis. 
  2. It is unsafe for you to attend doctor’s appointments outside of your home and leaving the house would require considerable and taxing effort. 

Please contact the Millburn Health Department at (973) 535-7961 ext. 231 and provide the resident’s name, phone number and address. If you have any questions, you can email Ana Millan at amillan@millburntwp.org and use the subject header: “homebound resident”. 

If you reside outside of Millburn, it is advised that you contact your township health department since each municipality is coordinating similar efforts for its own homebound residents. 

Residents who are mobile and able to make trips outside of the home, may register online at www.essexcovid.org or covid19.nj.gov/vaccine.  If you have any vaccine or registration questions, please contact the Essex County COVID Vaccine Center at (973) 877-8456. 

Register for a Vaccine

Senior citizens who are mobile and able to make trips outside of the home may register online for the COVID-19 vaccine at www.essexcovid.org or covidvaccine.nj.gov. If you have any vaccine or registration questions, please contact the Essex County COVID Vaccine Center at (973) 877-8456. Please note the County Call Center is receiving an extremely high volume of calls. If you do not reach a representative, please continue to call back. 

State Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline

The NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center has announced a SENIOR-SPECIFIC phone number for inbound calls to reschedule existing appointments, register to the 65 + waitlist or to schedule an appointment at other NJVSS sites. The phone number to call is (856) 249-7007.

In addition to inbound calls, the call center is making outbound calls to seniors age 65+ who are registered on the NJVSS waitlist to assist in scheduling appointments as they become available. These appointments will be at the following locations:

  • Gloucester mega-site
  • Inspira Health (Millica Hill and Vineland)
  • Walmart (60 sites)
  • Shop Rite (64 sites, TBA)

The NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center is open and operational as of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25. If you or someone you know needs assistance in pre-registering 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

Senior Bus Availability

Once you have a vaccination appointment, and if you are a senior citizen who does not have transportation to the site at the Sears Building in the Livingston Mall, the Millburn Township Senior Bus is available to you by calling (973) 564-7076, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 and 8:15 a.m. to reserve your ride. The Millburn Senior Bus is available to bring you to your appointment up until 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. You must be able to enter and exit the bus by yourself or with the assistance of an aide.  Otherwise, residents may contact the Essex County Special Transportation System at (973) 737-7200.

Please also notify healthcare providers such as home health aides or nursing assistants that they qualify to receive the COVID vaccine under Group 1A by registering at www.essexcovid.org.