PASSAIC COUNTY PARTNERS WITH ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER AND FEMA TO SERVE UNDER VACCINATED POPULATIONS
(Passaic County, New Jersey) – Passaic County along with St. Joseph’s University Medical Center have partnered together with FEMA in a FEMA COVID-19 pilot project to serve under vaccinated populations. Vaccinations became available to residents this week.
“We’re actively seeking every opportunity to help our residents get vaccinated and increase the percentage of vaccinated people in our county, whether it’s continually seeking more doses from the state or seeking out resources and partnerships like this one,” stated Passaic County Commissioner Director Pat Lepore. “We are focused on under vaccinated parts of our county, and we’re prioritizing bringing extra resources to those areas, so that all of our residents have equal access to protect themselves against this life-threatening disease.”
Passaic County has partnered with St. Joseph’s University Medical Center to administer the vaccines in Passaic County. This week, St. Joseph’s received 4,680 vaccines. The County aims to use at least 25% of the allocated doses to vaccinate vulnerable and under vaccinated populations within the county. This would amount to approximately 1,170 doses for underserved target populations in Passaic City, Paterson, and Prospect Park in the following zip codes:
Passaic City: 07055
Prospect Park: 07508, 07538
Paterson: 07055, 07501, 07502, 07503, 07504, 07505, 07513, 07514, 07522, and 07524
Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, residents of the above zip codes should call (973) 910-2502.