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Information Regarding Vaccines

Vaccines

The following information will continue to be updated. Thank you for your patience.

Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines since they were authorized for emergency use by the FDA. These vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe (CDC, 2021).”

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA).

For more information on vaccines and vaccine safety, please view the below links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html (COVID VACCINE SAFETY)

https://www.cdc.gov/patientsafety/features/vaccine-safety.html (PATIENT SAFETY)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html (BENEFITS OF GETTING VACCINATED)

Health Department Vaccine Clinic:

The Englewood Health Department is a state approved vaccine provider. If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please email us at ehdvaccineinfo@gmail.com or call 201-568-3450 Ext. 508 to schedule an appointment. We are not holding walk-in clinics at this time.

Vaccines for Homebound Residents of Englewood:

As of May 6th the State unveiled a new webpage to link providers with those who can’t get to a vaccine site. The webpage covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax does not schedule a vaccine but collects information on the homebound and sends it to local health departments, home-care agencies, pharmacies and other organizations authorized to administer a COVID-19 vaccine at home. The Englewood Health Department is vaccinating residents who are homebound, as well as their care-givers, in their homes. The vaccine to be administered is the one dose Johnson & Johnson. Claudette Murdock, the Health Department's Public Health Nurse, will conduct a home-visit to administer the vaccine. Please send contact details of eligible residents to jfedorko@englewoodnjhealth.org as soon as possible.

Eligibility Updated:  Everyone 12 and older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines are available to all New Jerseyans, regardless of immigration or insurance status.  For more information and help finding a vaccine appointment visit: COVID19.nj.gov

CDC has released guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated.

VaxRide, a NJ Transit initiative, supports NJ residents in their efforts to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  For assistance with finding NJ TRANSIT service to a vaccination site, please contact the Customer Service hotline at (973) 275-5555.  Operator assistance is available 8:30AM - 5:00PM daily, and automated information is available 24/7.

NJ 211 is coordinating free rides to confirmed vaccine appointments through the United Way Worldwide Ride United and Lyft Program.  This statewide program is available for EVERYONE including individuals with collapsible wheelchairs and walkers.  To schedule a free ride to a vaccination site, please call 211.

Local hospital (Englewood Health) takes vaccines to downtown Englewood (YouTube 3/1/21)

Town Hall Q&A (pdf file) - Town Hall meeting on COVID19 vaccination