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Sussex County Division of Health and Atlantic Health System

Partner for COVID-19 Vaccinations

 

In partnership with Atlantic Health System, the Office of Public Health Nursing will be offering both the flu vaccine and Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines at various pop-up clinics around the county.  Click the link below to view the clinic schedule:

View the Sussex County Covid Vaccine Clinics Schedule


COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Are Now Available!

At this time, booster doses are available for some Pfizer, Moderna and all J&J/Janssen recipients!
To receive any booster dose, you must meet certain eligibility criteria.

Each vaccine has its own eligibility criteria:

Pfizer and Moderna:

It has been 6 months or more since the 2nd dose of the initial series.

AND

You qualify as at least one of the following:

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work in high-risk settings
  • Age 18+ who live in high-risk settings

J&J/Janssen:

Everyone ages 18 and older, who received a first dose of Johnson & Johnson, is eligible as long as it has been 2 months or more since the initial dose.

In addition to the approval of all COVID-19 boosters, according to the CDC, “Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.”

Although this is the case, it is recommended that an individual receives the same brand of vaccine they had for their initial dose/doses.

It is important to note that when and if you decide to get a booster dose, eligibility is based off of your previous/initial vaccine NOT which vaccine you choose for a booster.

If you have questions as to whether you qualify to receive a booster dose, please call your healthcare provider.

The Office of Public Health Nursing will offer both Moderna and J&J boosters at in-office clinics on each Thursday from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. and at our “pop-up” Flu vaccine clinics this year.

The Office of Public Health Nursing has partnered with Atlantic Health System to provide the Pfizer vaccine in addition to the Flu, Moderna, and J&J vaccines.

For a schedule of our pop-up Flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics click here or visit: https://www.sussex.nj.us/documents/Health/flu/20211015--Flu-and-COVID-19-Vaccination-Clinics.pdf

 

With Any Further Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster Doses

Contact:
The Office of Public Health Nursing 973-579-0570
For English ext. 1211 For Spanish ext. 1248

OR

Visit:
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases /2021/p1021-covid-booster.html 


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Current New Jersey Vaccination Guidelines

Pfizer-BioNTech - 12 and older - Pfizer Fact Sheet
Moderna - 18 and older - Moderna Fact Sheet (En Español)
J&J Janssen - 18 and older - J&J Fact Sheet (En Español)

All individuals aged 12 and older are eligible for vaccination.

Use https://vaccinefinder.org/ to search for available appointments in your area.

The Sussex County Division of Senior Services (973-579-0555) helps seniors over the age of 65 who need assistance making an appointment. Seniors citizens 65+ can also call the state operated senior-specific hotline at (856) 249-7007 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to schedule dedicated COVID-19 appointments statewide.

Vaccination Q & A

NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: 855-568-0545


COVID-19 vaccinations are offered every Thursday from 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm in office.

The Office of Public Health Nursing is located at:

201 Wheatsworth Road

Hamburg, NJ 07419

 

Other vaccination opportunities will be offered throughout the county.

 Click here to view clinic dates, times, and locations.

If this is not your first COVID-19 vaccination, please bring proof of previous vaccination with you!

Moderna and J&J/Janssen vaccines are available

At this time the Office of Public Health Nursing does not administer the Pfizer vaccine.

To find a vaccination location that offers the Pfizer vaccine visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder

For assistance with your COVID-19 vaccinations please contact:

The Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing

973-579-0570 ext. 1211 for English

Or

973-579-0570 ext. 1248 for Spanish


Clinic Location or Sponsor Description
Sussex County is offering walk-in clinics. See above for more information.

As the demand for vaccine has declined, appointments for first dose vaccinations are no longer available at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Sussex County will be vaccinating residents at pop-up clinics at various locations throughout the County.

If you are interested in getting vaccinated, please contact Aimee Maul at the Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing at 973-579-0570, ext. 1211 or email amaul@sussex.nj.us. Spanish speaking residents can contact Claudia Yepes at 973-579-0570, ext. 1248 or cyepes@sussex.nj.us.

The County of Sussex is only able to accept those 18 years or older due to the use of the Moderna and J&J Vaccines.

Be sure to complete, print and sign the vaccine consent form and review the Moderna or J&J EUA fact sheet.
Current Vaccination Guidelines
Vaccine Consent Form
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (En Español)
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (En Español)
v-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
COVID-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts
COVID-19 vaccine scheduling information for seniors age 65+ Seniors 65+ can call the senior-specific hotline at 856-249-7007 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. to schedule dedicated COVID-19 vaccine appointments
or
Seniors 65+ can call Walmart stores directly for dedicated appointments Store Directory.
Atlantic Health
System
Sign up for Vaccine Appointment Alerts from Atlantic Health System.
ShopRite Pharmacies At this time, select ShopRite Pharmacies - including 39 ShopRite Pharmacies in New Jersey and our ShopRite Pharmacy in Pearl River, New York - are working to offer vaccines in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
Rite Aid
Pharmacies
Now Vaccinating Educators. Rite Aid is proud to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to pre-K to high school educators, school staff and childcare program staff. Schedule & get tested today!
Walgreens To schedule an appointment over the phone, call your local Walgreens pharmacy or 1-800-WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733).
Walmart Available at no cost in select locations based on eligibility.
Weis Pharmacy
Services
Weis Markets pharmacies in New Jersey are administering the Johnson and Johnson one dose, COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 65 and older, paid and unpaid health care workers, first responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals, residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate care facilities, and those with pre-existing conditions per state guidelines. Immunizations are by appointment only.
NJ Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS) - covidvaccine.nj.gov COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to hospitals and clinics across New Jersey. You can reserve your spot to get a vaccine now by pre-registering here. We'll ask some questions to determine when you are eligible to receive a vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccine Locations for Eligible Recipients Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately. The federal supply of vaccine to New Jersey remains limited. However, this list is updated frequently and new sites will be added continually.
https://vaccinefinder
.org/
Find COVID-19 vaccines near you.
https://covid19.nj.gov/
finder/
Search for available vaccine appointments at locations across the State of New Jersey. Browse the list of sites or search by county by selecting your desired county from the menu.
How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I'm homebound? If you are unable to leave the home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or are the healthcare provider or family caregiver of someone who is homebound, you may request an in-home vaccination appointment.

Please contact the local health department for the county in which you reside for access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Directory of Local Health Departments in NJ.

 


Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services
COVID-19 Vaccination Planning Q & A
October 26, 2021

 

Are two doses required to be considered fully vaccinated?

Moderna and Pfizer require two doses; Janssen (J&J) requires a single dose.

Which vaccine will I get?

Not all sites administer all vaccines, so it is important to check with your vaccination site before scheduling a visit to ensure you are eligible. 

The County of Sussex is administering Moderna and J&J vaccines (18+).

How do I schedule my second vaccination?

Your vaccination provider will provide your second appointment date and time.

Who and how are priorities set for obtaining vaccinations?

Sussex County receives direction from the New Jersey Department of Health. Review the most current vaccination guidelines.

I have underlying health issues and I am scared about a reaction to the vaccination? What happens if I have a reaction?

Consult your medical provider if you have any concerns or have ever experienced an allergic reaction, even a mild reaction to a vaccination or food. Your physician is the best source of guidance. If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, consult your physician. If you are breast feeding, consult your physician. Please do not simply rely upon internet sources. Trained Public Health Nurses are at Sussex County vaccination sites. A protocol for monitoring you immediately after receiving a vaccination is in place. You should anticipate remaining at the vaccination site for 15 minutes and in some cases (if you have experienced past allergic reactions to foods or mild reactions to a vaccine) 30 minutes. The protocol will be explained to you upon arrival. If you have had a significant reaction to a vaccine in the past such as hives, trouble breathing or other symptom, you may not qualify to receive a vaccination through the Sussex County site. Clinics with a higher level of healthcare support are better suited to handle a negative reaction to the vaccine.

How do I get my children vaccinated?

Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is approved for 12 years of age or older while Moderna and J&J are approved for 18 years and older according to limitations assigned by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Can I just get my vaccinations from my pharmacy or medical provider?

Absolutely. Please review the list of providers above or visit https://vaccinefinder.org/.

A number of links are provided below with additional information. Please spend a few minutes reading the data presented by Pfizer, Moderna, the NJ Department of Health and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Links will be refreshed as new data is released.

What is the difference between the additional dose of a vaccine and a booster shot?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html#BoosterShotvsAdditionalDose

How do I know if I qualify for an additional third dose of either of the COVID-19 MRNA vaccines, Moderna or Pfizer?

At this time The New Jersey Department of Health and CDC are recommending the use of the additional 3rd dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals.

At this time there is no guidance for immunocompromised individuals who have received the J&J/Janssen vaccine.

To determine if you qualify for this contact your healthcare provider or visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

How do I know if I qualify for a booster dose?

At this time booster doses are only available for SOME individuals who have received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Boosters are available to all J&J recipients.

To determine if you are eligible visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html

I qualify for a booster dose, where can I get one?

At this time the Office of Public Health Nursing offers both the Moderna and J&J vaccines at all COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Public Health Nursing does not administer the Pfizer vaccine. To find a vaccination location that offers the Pfizer vaccine visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder.

EUA Moderna Factsheet for Recipients and Caregivers:
Moderna Factsheet (En Español)

EUA Pfizer Factsheet for Recipients and Caregivers:
Pfizer Factsheet

COVID-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts:
COVID-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility:
Vaccine Eligibility

Questions and Answers about COVID-19 Vaccines from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP):
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Vax Matters Newsletter:
Vax Matters Newsletter

 

Please stay healthy and safe.

Sussex County Coronavirus Information