County Gets Moderna Vaccine Against COVID-19


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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (fifth from left) announced that Essex County has received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 and that the first vaccinations were given on Saturday, December 26.

Receiving the first vaccinations were Dr. Lionel Anicette (fourth from right), medical director at the Essex County Correctional Facility; Dr. Naipaul Rambaran (left), medical director, Occupational Health & Medicine at the Essex County Hospital Center, and Bonnie Rogers (fourth from left), a nurse from the Essex County West Caldwell School of Technology.

Essex County is following guidelines from the NJ Department of Health that sets priorities of who is eligible to receive the vaccine in the first phase. To make an appointment, please visit or call 973-877-8456.

With the County Executive are (from left) Freeholder President Brendan Gill, Freeholder Len Luciano, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Sharon Guerrero from the Essex County Health Office, N.J. state Senator Teresa Ruiz and Chief of Staff Phil Alagia. (Photo courtesy of Essex County)

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