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THE COVID CORNER


Please be safe and be mindful to continue good handwashing, social distancing, and masking.

Our COVID-19 infections are the highest I have seen in 6 months.  We are averaging 62 cases per day!

Please get vaccinated/boosted as soon as. you are able to do so.  Test for COVID-19 and avoid large crowds. 



Good afternoon Teaneck Residents,

The NJ Department of Health and Vault Medical Services have partnered to offer a free, at-home COVID-19 saliva test kit that is available to every New Jerseyan who thinks they need a test – even if you don't have symptoms.   


To order a free test kit, visit learn.vaulthealth.com/nj

The kit will be shipped through UPS with next-day delivery. Once received, you will connect over Zoom with a Vault healthcare professional who will walk you through the test and answer your questions.

When complete, the test can be sent back in a prepaid package via UPS next-day shipping. You will receive your test results 24 to 48 hours after your sample arrives at the lab.

You will not be charged for the test, and you will not be asked for your credit card information.

COVID-19 testing is also available at many locations throughout the state.

How to Take The Test

To take the test, you will need to connect with a Vault collection supervisor online by logging into your online Vault patient portal with the email address or username you used to order the test kit. You will then enter Vault's virtual waiting room during the hours listed below. No appointments needed.

  • Sunday-Thursday: 8am – 8pm EST
  • Friday: 8am – 6pm EST
  • Saturday: 8am – 6pm EST

You will then connect with a collection supervisor on Zoom (download the free version here).

Do not open your collection kit before your Zoom session, and DO NOT eat, drink, smoke, or chew anything for 30 minutes before taking the test.

In order to get your results, you must collect your saliva sample while being observed by a Vault collection supervisor.

Wait times for a clinician are generally 15 minutes or less. Wait times are longest over the noon hour.

For more information or help ordering a kit, visit learn.vaulthealth.com/nj/.

(https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/testing-and-treatment/how-do-i-get-a-free-at-home-covid-19-saliva-test#direct-link)

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****NEW UPDATES ON BOOSTERS FOR ALL CHILDREN AGES 16-17 


Statement from New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Persichilli on Expansion of Pfizer Booster to Include Ages 16-17

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Booster Doses: The CDC and NJ Department of Health has approved booster doses at least 6 months after completion of the 2-dose primary series of the vaccines for adults aged 18 and older.
  • Pfizer & Moderna.
  • J&J (Janssen): ALL adults aged 18 and older who received a dose of J&J at least 2 months ago.
  • Mix & Match Booster Doses: Eligible people may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. We encourage you to speak to your doctor if you have questions.
For the Immunocompromised: 
People with severely weakened immune systems are approved to receive a 3rd dose of the same vaccine at least 28 days after completing two doses of Pfizer or Moderna. For more information visit CDC.gov/immuno.
Eligibility: Everyone  18 years of age and older who schedules an appointment should first determine if they are eligible and will sign the online form stating that they are eligible and it is the correct time for their booster. 
For more information on booster eligibility please visit CDC.gov.
Vaccine availability:
  • Pfizer Vaccine: ALL Holy Name sites offer Pfizer vaccines for all those who are eligible.
  • J&J and Moderna Vaccine: Offered ONLY at our Teaneck/Hackensack site, now located at 3 University Plaza, Hackensack.
  • Pfizer Pediatric Vaccine (5-11 years): Offered ONLY at the Teaneck/Hackensack site 

To schedule an appointment, please visit:

https://www.holyname.org/covid19/vaccine-registration.aspx

THIRD DOSES VS. BOOSTERS (click here).

Information about Booster Doses UPDATED! 12/8/2021



Pregnancy/fertility flyers updated and translated into Spanish under the “Fact Sheets & Flyers” Section:

  • COVID-19 Vaccines and Fertility Flyer [English] [Spanish] UPDATED 11/29/2021
  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Information for You and Your Family [English] [Spanish] UPDATED 11/29/2021
  • Protect Your Family Now and for the Future [English] [Spanish] UPDATED 11/29/2021
  • Vaccine Facts on Safety & Development—Addressing Your Top Concerns [English] [Spanish] UPDATED 11/29/2021


NEW: COVID-19 Vaccine Infographic Chart.

Tercera dosis/refuerzo contra la COVID-19

1.  Elegibilidad para la dosis de refuerzo para las personas completamente vacunadas con las vacunas Moderna o Pfizer contra la COVID-19 (Actualizado-12/08/2021)

2. Elegibilidad para la dosis de refuerzo para las personas vacunadas con la vacuna Johnson & Johnson contra la COVID-19  (Actualizado-12/082021)

3. ¿Tiene pensado quedar embarazada pronto y no sabe si vacunarse?  (Actualizado-11/29/2021)

4. Vacunas contra la COVID-19 Preguntas sobre la fertilidad: separar la realidad de la ficción  (Actualizado-11/29/2021)

5. Vacuna contra la COVID-19 Información para usted y su familia  (Actualizado-11/29/2021)



THE COVID CORNER
1.  
COVID-19 Booster Inforgraphic 

2.  
People with weakened immune systems may need 4 COVID-19 vaccine doses

3. Omicron Variant Update 
CDC Omicron COVID-19 Variant: What You Need to Know

4. Pfizer Vaccine receives Full FDA approval 8-23-21

5. Mask Indoors both Vaccinated and Unvaccinated (8/21)

6. Holy Name Hospital Vaccines and Booster (Read Carefully to see if you qualify for the booster dose) (8/21)

7. RSV in Children /RSV Quick Facts  (8/21)

8. NJ Road Forward (Back-To-School) (8/21)

9.  Things you should know about the Delta Variant (Updated 7/29/21)

10. COVID-19 VARIANTS (Update 6/22/2021)

11. NJDOH Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

12. Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) FAQs
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