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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Essex County Moves COVID Vaccine and Testing Sites

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. stated Sunday that the county’s coronavirus immunization and testing station in West Orange will close and be relocated to Livingston.

The county ran five vaccine centers during the pandemic, in Livingston (at the former Sears building in the Livingston Mall), Newark (at Essex County College and the Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology), West Caldwell (at Essex County West Caldwell School of Technology), and West Orange (at Essex County West Caldwell School of Technology) (at the former Kmart building on Prospect Avenue).

The county has shuttered several of these facilities as more Essex County people have been vaccinated, lessening demand. The location in the Sears building at the Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, is now the only one open. It will offer free COVID-19 immunizations and testing on Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson are available for children aged 5 and up. There are no appointments necessary, however they may be arranged by visiting www.EssexCOVID.org or calling 973-877-8456.

Vaccinations are provided at no cost to the patient. Residents will be required to furnish their medical insurance information so that Essex County can bill their insurer for $40 per vaccination dosage. The vaccination will be provided through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Funds for individuals without insurance.

The county’s mobile immunization and testing unit will continue to operate in front of municipal buildings in Irvington, Newark, Orange, and East Orange on the following days and times:

  • EAST ORANGE – Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m., East Orange City Hall, 44 City Hall Plaza
  • IRVINGTON – Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., Irvington Town Hall, 1 Civic Square
  • NEWARK – Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., Essex County Hall of Records, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
  • ORANGE – Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., Orange City Hall, 29 North Day Street
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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