Vaccine Information

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COVID Boosters Vaccine Flyer

Pfizer-BioNTechModernaJohnson & Johnson's Janssen
Ages Recommended
5+ years old 
Ages Recommended 
18+ years old
Ages Recommended 
18+ years old
Primary Series
2 doses given 3 weeks (21 days) apart
Primary Series 
2 doses given 4 weeks (28 days) apart
Primary Series 
1 dose

Booster Dose
Everyone ages 18 years and older should get a booster dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 vaccines) 5 months after the last dose in their primary series.

Teens 12-17 years old should get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster 5 months after the last dose in their primary series.

Booster Dose
Everyone ages 18 years and older should get a booster dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 vaccines) 5 months after the last dose in their primary series. 
Booster Dose
Everyone ages 18 years and older should get a booster dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) at least 2 months after the first dose of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.  You may get J&J/Janssen in some situations. 
When Fully Vaccinated
2 weeks after 2nd dose
When Fully Vaccinated 
2 weeks after 2nd dose
When Fully Vaccinated 
2 weeks after 1st dose


Those who are eligible to receive a booster vaccine may choose to receive a booster dose of a different vaccine then the vaccine they originally received. 

As of March 29, 2022, the CDC now recommends that those over the age of 50 and certain immunocompromised individuals receive an additional booster dose of a mRNA vaccine 4 months after their previous dose.  More information here.

As of May 19, 2022, the CDC has approved a vaccine booster dose for everyone ages 5 and older. The 5 through 11 age group is eligible for a booster dose five months after completing their primary series.

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Essex County Vaccinations

Residents of Millburn and Short Hills may go to any of the Essex County vaccination sites to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster. Appointments are required. Visit essexcovid.org or call (973) -877-8456 to schedule yours. 

The vaccine will be offered at no cost to those who don’t have medical insurance.  Those that have medical insurance may be asked to provide their insurance information; however, there will be no charge for insured individuals. 

State Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline

If you or someone you know needs assistance in pre-registering or scheduling an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, call (855) 568-0545 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center FAQ

Vaccination Eligibility

Everyone 6mo or older who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Click here for information from the CDC on COVID-19 Vaccines for infants, children and teens. Visit the NJ State COVID-19 Information Hub for the most recent information on the pandemic and vaccinations.

Insurance Information

Residents will be asked to provide their medical insurance information and their insurance provider will be billed $16.94 for the first dose and $28.39 for the second dose. The vaccine will remain free for patients, while these costs will be passed on to the insurance carrier. While the vaccine is free, if you have insurance you will see it billed. If a resident does not have insurance, the cost of the vaccine will be covered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provide Relief Fund. 

For more information about coverage please visit the following website: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/assistance-and-benefits/is-the-covid-19-vaccine-free-what-if-i-dont-have-insurance