April 12, 2021
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Earlier Today the Trenton Department of Health and Human Services is launched a homebound vaccination program that will bring 1,000 Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccines to Trenton residents who are unable to get to a vaccine clinic on their own. City officials and health personnel met at a staging area Monday morning at Mott Elementary before heading out to several locations in the South Ward.
In-home vaccinations will be provided to individuals – age 18 or over – who are immobile due to underlying medical conditions or transportation limitations. All in-home vaccinations will be administered by qualified medical professionals who will use the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, which is easier to transport and requires only one appointment. City medical staff will wait 15 to 30 minutes with each patient after administering the vaccine to monitor for side effects.
The city already has a list of 400 individuals for the program and is scheduled to visit multiple senior and high-density housing locations over the next few weeks including South Village, Luther Arms, Kingsbury Towers, Trent Center East, Trent Center West, North 25, and numerous residential properties throughout Trenton.
Homebound residents or their relatives can call (609) 815-2556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an in-home vaccine appointment.