COVID-19 vaccine site in Elizabeth designed to help underserved communities

A community-based COVID-19 vaccination site at Elizabeth High School has opened this week as part of a partnership by state and federal offices.

News 12 Staff

Feb 25, 2021, 10:36 PM

Updated 1,244 days ago

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A community-based COVID-19 vaccination site at Elizabeth High School has opened this week as part of a partnership by state and federal offices.
The site opened on Monday with a goal of vaccinating people in five communities, including Elizabeth, that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Gov. Phil Murphy has promised to help vaccinate 15,000 people through federal sites in Elizabeth, Somerset, Trenton, Paterson, and Vineland through the end of March.
These sites are run in conjunction with the state health department, local health providers, FEMA, and the Department of Defense - uniformed active duty service members have been heading inside to help with the operations.
Each site will coordinate with a health partner, and vaccines will be dispensed from the state's allocation.
The Elizabeth High School site opened Monday and is open today and tomorrow. It will close next Friday and will open all next week, except for Tuesday and Thursday.
The site is an appointment-based vaccine site, so residents who do not have set up an appointment are asked not to show up.


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