NJ Vaccination Update 

Please take note of the following updated information regarding NJ’s Covid-19 vaccination effort. (January 11, 2021)

Is the State still vaccinating ‘healthcare workers’ as defined in Group 1A?

Yes, please refer to this link for comprehensive guidance as to who qualifies as a ‘healthcare worker’.

COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance – Group 1A

Essex County residents who qualify as healthcare workers should register to be vaccinated here:


To determine your eligibility for vaccination at this time and to pre-register for vaccination, please use the following link:


Has the State opened up the next vaccination category, Group 1B?

Yesbut only for first responders at this time.  Please refer to the following NJ DOH letter for guidance on who qualifies as a ‘first responder.’

1B Facts – New Jersey’s Approach to Phase 1B

Has the State opened up vaccination category, Group 1C?


Essex County in conjunction with RWJ Barnabas Health is providing the COVID-vaccination directly to homebound residents in the county.   Homebound is being defined as anyone who is immobile, anyone who cannot be transported to a vaccination clinic without great difficulty and who is not already receiving direct medical care at a long term care facility, skilled nursing facility, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact the South Orange Department of Health. You can also email John Festa at jfesta@southorange.org and use the subject header: “Homebound Resident”.

Home health aides or nursing assistants qualify to receive the COVID vaccine under Group 1A.

For additional information – Please Visit https://southorangecovid19.com/vaccine

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The Village’s Emergency Alert Notification System allows residents to receive timely communications including phone calls (cell, home, business), text messages, and emails.

In addition, residents have the option to subscribe to non-emergency notifications relating to various Village services and issues, including parking issues, recreation sports, classes and activities, and weather alerts.


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