Valley is offering COVID-19 vaccines at select locations:
- Initial Doses/Third Dose for Immunocompromised Patients (Pfizer)
- Booster Doses (Pfizer & Moderna)
To schedule an appointment for children ages 5 - 11, please call your pediatrician's office.
Schedule a Vaccine Appointment
Initial Doses/Third Dose for Immunocompromised Patients
All individuals seeking vaccination must show proof of age (can include a birth certificate, passport, school records, report card, etc.) at the time of their appointment. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
All individuals seeking a third or booster dose will be required to present proof of vaccination with their vaccination card or app (Docket, Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe), as well as proof of ID.
Wellness & Walk-In Care Center at Garden State Plaza (Ages 12+ Pfizer Only)
- Level 1, across from Aroma Espresso Bar
- Walk-ins are available for all doses of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12+. Patients who are walking in for a vaccine, we ask that you do so before 6 p.m. to ensure vaccine availability.
Paramus Vaccination Center (Pfizer & Moderna)
- 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus
A Zocdoc account is required to schedule an appointment. Learn how to schedule using Zocdoc.
If you are still in need of your second dose of Moderna or Pfizer, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 to schedule an appointment.
How Do the Vaccines Work?
Like all vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without the body actually contracting the illness. Subsequently, antibodies and other immune reactions fight the virus should it enter the body.
Note: The COVID-19 vaccines DO NOT contain any live virus material.
We believe that the COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect you, your loved ones, and others against the virus. Due to the deadly toll associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccines were fast-tracked to make them available as soon as possible. However, there were no shortcuts in the process for safety and efficacy.
Common side effects of the vaccines can include:
- Injection site pain
- Injection site swelling/redness
- Body aches
These side effects are actually a good sign – they indicate that the body is developing the hoped-for immune response against the COVID-19 virus. All of the mentioned side effects are short-term and dissipate within a few days.
More COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
For the most up to date and accurate information regarding COVID-19 and the vaccine, follow the links below:
Vaccine Fact Sheets
You may wish to review the vaccine fact sheets before scheduling your appointment: