Woodbridge Helps Seniors Sign Up To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

Carly Baldwin

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Woodbridge is now helping senior citizens — those older than 75 — who want to receive the coronavirus vaccine, but may need help signing up online for it.

"As of Monday, we started helping people in category 1B, which included those over 75 years of age, recognizing that many of you do not have a computer or are not able to navigate the state system on your own," said Mayor McCormac. "We are very happy to be able to help you. You can log on to the system directly if you are 65 or older at: covidvaccine.nj.gov. If you need help registering please call our Senior Center Hotline at 732-726-6264 and we can walk you through it."

It was the state of New Jersey that asked Woodbridge to open up a local vaccine site, which is the Woodbridge Health Center between the public library and Woodbridge High School.

If you are a senior citizen who cannot get to the site to be vaccinated, Woodbridge will also arrange senior busing to come pick you up. Again, just call the Woodbridge Senior Center Hotline.

Woodbridge received 1,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and has inoculated 532 people so far in 1A, "with more sessions scheduled through next week when we likely will have exhausted our original supply of the vaccine," said McCormac.

"We have requested and we expect to receive additional doses shortly," he said.

"Our goal is to help our senior citizens get on the list and be ready when the State opens up category 1B and we have all of our Senior Center employees ready to help you," said McCormac. "The web site again is covidvaccine.nj.gov and the phone number is 732-726-6264."

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This article originally appeared on the Woodbridge Patch