PASSAIC COUNTY OFFERS FIRST ROUND OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE

PASSAIC COUNTY OFFERS FIRST ROUND OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE

(Passaic County, New Jersey) – Passaic County will begin administering its first round of the COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, December 31st at the Passaic County Department of Health Services located at 930 Riverview Drive, Suite 250 in Totowa from 9:00AM – 3:00PM.

The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and Passaic County Department of Health Services is partnering with Vault to administer the Moderna vaccine. Phase 1A of the vaccine distribution will be available for employees of urgent cares, clinics, dialysis centers, dental offices, funeral homes, pharmacies, public health offices, group homes, and EMS. Details on vaccination phasing are defined by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

“Our team at Passaic County, from my colleagues on the board to the administration, and all our department heads and their staff, have worked tirelessly around the clock to continue our aggressive response to this pandemic,” stated Director Sandi Lazzara. “After a long year of COVID-19 testing, food distributions, and small business grants, we are finally able to provide COVID-19 vaccinations as well.”

To participate, you must pre-register and make an appointment at www.passaiccountyvax.orgThe Moderna vaccine requires two injections; those that get vaccinated will have to return for a second appointment approximately 28 days after the first injection. Eligible patients must have their driver’s license (or government-issued ID) and insurance information when registering.

 “Passaic County is excited to move into the second phase of our Covid-19 response” stated Deputy Director Pat Lepore. “Bringing the same innovations and leadership, Passaic County will continue to be leaders throughout the State and Country in our COVID-19 vaccinations.”

The County will release a full vaccination schedule and it will be available on the county’s website www.passaiccountynj.org/coronavirus.

“Passaic County was the first in the country to partner with Vault for at-home testing as well as its COVID-19 mobile test sites,” said Vault Founder and CEO Jason Feldman. “It has been a pleasure to work with them and we look forward once again to partner with Passaic County as they move into the vaccination phase of fighting this virus.”

Information on COVID-19, testing, and vaccinations can be found on Passaic County’s website at passaiccountynj.org/coronavirus and on the County’s Facebook page at facebook.com/passaiccountynj.

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