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 must 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 will be asked to provide their insurance information; however, there will be no charge for insured individuals. 

Please be advised the vaccine administered at the Livingston Mall vaccination site is the J&J vaccine, which is given as a single dose. The K-Mart in West Orange and Essex County College location are offering Moderna. All the Essex County sites are still open for second dose appointments for those who have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine.  At this time, only adults aged 18 and over will be eligible to receive the vaccine.  

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 19th, all individuals aged 16 and older are eligible for vaccination in the State of New Jersey.

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