The Arc of Essex County Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

January 27th, 2021

On Wednesday, January 27th, The Arc of Essex County, in partnership with Walgreens, hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at its West Caldwell Hub Day Program.  Throughout the day, 168 program attendees, staff, and families received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.  These individuals joined 124 residents of The Arc of Essex County who had already been vaccinated through a partnership with Walmart.

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, specifically Down syndrome, are included in the Centers for Disease Control’s list of most vulnerable to the unprecedented pandemic.  Thanks to the state of New Jersey for prioritizing vaccinations for vulnerable populations as well as direct support professionals, members of The Arc family were able to get vaccinated and will receive their second dose in a few weeks.