With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the rise, the Visiting Nurse Association Community Health Center is once again ramping up to make getting vaccinated safe, easy and convenient.

This weekend, August 21 and 22, we will have nurses administering vaccines at convenient locations in Asbury Park and Highlands.

We’ll be in Convention Hall on the Asbury Park Boardwalk from 1pm till 7pm on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, we’ll also be setup in front of our Community Health Center in Asbury Park, 1301 Main Street, adjacent to the Main Street Farmers Market from 8 am till noon and at the Farmers Market in Highlands at Huddy Park from 9am till 2pm.

Sunday, in addition to Convention Hall from 1-7, well be at the Asbury Fresh Farmers’ Market in Kennedy Park, on Grand Ave between Cookman and Lake.

In Highlands, we’ll be set up at the Farmers’ Market in Huddy Park from 9am till 2pm on Saturday.

No pre-registration is necessary to receive a vaccine.  The process will be faster if you pre-register here.

First and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available to people age 12 and over.  Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive a shot. First and second doses of the Moderna vaccine will be available for those 18 and over, and will be the J&J/Janssen one shot vaccine.

Third doses of Pfizer and Moderna are available to people with health conditions that compromise their immune system or who are taking medication that suppresses their immune system.  “Boosters” of Pfizer and Moderna for people who are not immunocompromised are not yet available.

CDC recommendations for 3rd dose

The CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. No documentation of being immunocompromised is required.

All people receiving a vaccine will be asked to present an ID and their insurance card if they have one.

All vaccines are administered by licensed nurses and stored with temperature controls in accordance with regulatory requirements.