December 14, 2021, East Orange, NJ: As part of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) state-wide Boost NJ Initiative, the East Orange Department of Health and Human Services will hold a booster shot clinic on Wednesday, December 15 from 10am-1pm at the city’s Mobile Health Clinic located at 90 Halsted Street. Residents 16 and older are encouraged to receive a booster dose to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its new variants.
December 15 has been designated as Boost NJ Day to commemorate the state’s one-year anniversary of administering the first COVID-19 vaccination. The initiative also looks to expand walk-in availability and extended hours to increase vaccine accessibility.
As of December 14, 2021, The City of East Orange has 8,664 cumulative positive cases of COVID-19 with 338 COVID-19 related deaths. With the latest variants Delta and Omicron continuing to surface, Health Director Dr. Monique Griffith maintains her positioning on how important it is for all residents to get vaccinated and help stop the spread.
“As booster eligibility continues to expand, we are working in partnership with our county and state health agencies to ensure East Orange residents are aware of their booster dose options. We want our community to understand that the recommendation of a booster dose does not represent failure of existing vaccines, rather, it is an additional protective measure for the body’s immunity,” said Dr. Griffith.
Along with receiving the booster does, Mayor Ted R. Green is also emphasizing the need for residents to continue wearing masks when social distancing is not easy to maintain as well as getting tested at the on-set of any COVID-19 related symptoms.
“We’re encouraging all of our residents to remain vigilant and protect themselves and others by receiving a booster dose,” said Mayor Green. “In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are learning as we go. It is my sincere hope that we all band together and do what is necessary to stop the spread of this virus in our community.”
For questions, more information about the East Orange Department of Health’s On-Site Booster Clinic Schedule, or to schedule an appointment, contact the Health Department at (973) 266-5480 or visit: www.eovaccine.org.