JERSEY CITY, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today applauded the Biden Administration for partnering with the state of New Jersey to boost vaccinations across the Newark area, announcing it will soon open a pilot Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Vaccination Center located at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. According to the Administration, the capacity to administer 6,000 vaccines a day, seven days a week, for an eight week period.
“This is exactly the kind of federal-state partnership that will help ensure that all New Jerseyans – especially those living in our most vulnerable communities – have access to lifesaving vaccines,” said Sen. Menendez. “Thankfully the Biden Administration not only understands the critical need to reach residents in densely populated places like Newark, they’re acting on it. When this new center opens its doors, I’m confident it will make a big impact for our neighbors, friends, co-workers and loved ones across the city and region.”
“I am proud that the State of New Jersey will be partnering with FEMA in expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines to residents of underserved communities in New Jersey as a part of the Administration's efforts to get more shots in arms,” said Sen. Booker. “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of millions of individuals and families across the country and has exposed and exacerbated the existing structural inequities within our health care and economic systems. This partnership is an essential step towards promoting best practices to address disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations and providing vaccinations in low-income and Black and Brown communities. I stand committed to fighting for the federal funding that we need to promote equity in vaccine distributions and achieve the Administration's immunization goals.”
For more information about eligibility, locations, and to preregister for a vaccination, please visit New Jersey’s COVID-19 website. For more information on CDC criteria for eligibility, please click HERE.
April 22, 2021