Vaccine Information for Seniors
Homebound Seniors Vaccine Program Information
In an effort to provide protection to our vulnerable residents, the Essex County Department of Health is looking to collect the names and contact information of homebound seniors in an effort to provide the COVID-19 vaccinations directly to these homebound residents. At this time, we do not have any definitive dates as to when the County will be able to provide the in-home vaccines.
Homebound is defined by Medicare as anyone who is immobile or homebound due to illness, needs the help of another person or medical equipment (such as crutches, a walker or a wheelchair) to leave home, or is unable to or would have difficulty leaving their home or being transported to a vaccination clinic. Homebound may also be defined as someone whose doctor believes their health or illness could become worse upon leaving the home.
If you fall under this category, are the caregiver of someone who is homebound, or have a neighbor or friend who will not have seen this community notification but would benefit from this vaccination service because they are homebound - please contact the Millburn Health, Welfare, and Human Services Department at (973) 535-7961 ext. 231 and provide the senior’s name, phone number and address. Though dates for in-home vaccinations are currently unavailable, we are working to provide information to the County on interested seniors quickly and effectively.
If you have any questions, please contact the Millburn Health, Welfare, and Human Services Department. You can also email Ana Millan at email@example.com and use the subject header: “Homebound Resident.”
Register for a Vaccine
Senior citizens who are mobile and able to make trips outside of the home may register online for the COVID-19 vaccine at www.essexcovid.org or covidvaccine.nj.gov. If you have any vaccine or registration questions, please contact the Essex County COVID Vaccine Center at (973) 877-8456. Please note the County Call Center is receiving an extremely high volume of calls. If you do not reach a representative, please continue to call back.
State Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline
The NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center is open and operational as of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25. 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.
Senior Bus Availability
Once you have a vaccination appointment, and if you are a senior citizen who does not have transportation to the site at the Sears Building in the Livingston Mall, the Millburn Township Senior Bus is available to you by calling (973) 564-7076, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 and 8:15 a.m. to reserve your ride. The Millburn Senior Bus is available to bring you to your appointment up until 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. You must be able to enter and exit the bus by yourself or with the assistance of an aide. Otherwise, residents may contact the Essex County Special Transportation System at (973) 737-7200.
Please also notify healthcare providers such as home health aides or nursing assistants that they qualify to receive the COVID vaccine under Group 1A by registering at www.essexcovid.org.