COVID-19 Vaccinations

"COVID-19 Vaccine Update" - Livingston Health Dept. Background close-up photo of vial and need

Update: 10/14/22

The covid bivalent booster dose has been approved for children ages 5-11.  For more information from the NJ Department of Health, click here.  For more information from the CDC, click here.

Update: 9/2/22

The covid-19 bivalent booster dose has been approved for Pfizer for those ages 12 and older and for Moderna for those ages 18 and older.  The vaccine will offer protection against the original covid-19 strain and the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.  For more information from the NJ Department of Health, click here.  For more information from the CDC, click here.

Update: 6/17/22

Children ages 6 months - 5 years old are now eligible to receive either the Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna covid vaccine.  For more information about the covid vaccine recommendations for this age group from the CDC, click here.  

Current Vaccine, Booster, and Third Dose Eligibility

Everyone 6 months or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey and encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.  For a list of the covid vaccines available and the schedule of vaccine doses, click here.

Covid Vaccine Eligibility Tool

This tool developed by the CDC can help you determine if you are eligible to receive any additional covid vaccine doses such as booster doses.  To access the tool click here.

View page: Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey?

More information is available from the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).

View previous updates to eligibility and recommendations by date here.

Vaccine Effectiveness: View Data from the CDC

Dark teal rectangle with "COVID Data Tracker" in white, from CDC website Opens in new window

Rates of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status (CDC)

Make a Vaccine Appointment

Register online via the Essex County system or Vaccine Finder or NJ Vaccine Appointment Finder

If you need assistance with registering for the vaccine or would like more information about the various locations that are nearby, you may contact the state's toll free COVID-19 vaccination hotline or complete an online form.

1. Call 855-568-0545

2. Or complete an online form at

The hotline is available to assist callers daily from 8:00am-8:00pm and can provide assistance to callers in multiple languages.

The NJ Vaccine Call Center has a phone line for those who are 65 and older to assist with registration and scheduling appointments at certain site locations which will include ShopRites and Walmarts.  The hotline is available from 8:00am-8:00pm.

1. Call 856-249-7007

Video: How to Get a Vaccine through Essex County

Tips by Jeanne Silberman; Production by Natalie Silberman


NJ 211 has partnered with United Way Worldwide and Lyft to offer free or discounted transportation to vaccine appointments for anyone who is 18 and older (or riding with an adult) and has an appointment in New Jersey. Learn more here.

Residents are encouraged to visit Essex County's informational website, which also includes links to schedule COVID tests and vaccinations:

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at various vaccination centers throughout Essex County and New Jersey. Livingston residents are now eligible to make an appointment at any of the Essex County site locations that are currently open. 

Getting vaccinated can help protect you and those around you from getting COVID-19. Measures such as wearing a mask and social distancing have helped control the spread; being vaccinated against COVID-19 can further help limit the spread of the virus.

Appointments and Cost

There will be no out-of-pocket expenses charged to residents for a Covid-19 vaccine. For more information about vaccine costs and insurance coverage visit the NJ Covid-19 Information Hub.

To make a vaccination appointment in Essex County, visit or call 973-877-8456. 

Essex County Vaccination Centers_Volunteers NeededVolunteers Needed

Essex County is seeking individuals who would be interested in volunteering to assist at the vaccination centers. 

Volunteers at any of the sites will assist with administrative roles. In addition, volunteers with a nursing/medical background are in need to assist with inoculation. All volunteers will receive full PPE and priority to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if they choose.  

If you are interested in assisting at a vaccination center, please send your name and contact information to 

More Information

More information about COVID-19 vaccination is available at the New Jersey Department of Health website at and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at