COVID-19 Vaccine Update: As of June 20, our Paramus Vaccination Center will be open Wednesday through Saturday only. The Wellness & Walk-In Care Center at the Garden State Plaza will remain open Monday through Saturday. We are offering vaccines at both locations, by appointment and walk-in, to those ages 12 and older. Click for hours of operation and to make an appointment.
Valley is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all individuals ages 12 and older who live, work, or go to school in New Jersey.
Pfizer Vaccine - Ages 12 and Older
The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine available for those ages 12 and older. It is offered at our two locations below. We are also partnering with local community pediatrician offices. Parents should contact their pediatrician’s office today to determine if they administer COVID-19 vaccines before scheduling.
All individuals seeking vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine must show proof of age (can include a birth certificate, passport, etc.) at the time of their appointment. Those ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Valley's Paramus Vaccination Center, located at 599 Valley Health Plaza in Paramus.
Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Friday, 7 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. (closed from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch), and Saturday, 7 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Walk-In hours end 2 hours before closing.
Appointments are highly encouraged.
Wellness & Walk-In Care Center at Garden State Plaza located on Level 1, across from the Aroma Espresso Bar.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Walk-ins available.
If you have a child with special needs or that requires special accommodations, please complete this form.
J&J Vaccine - Ages 18 and Older
The J&J vaccine is not approved for administration to those under 18. It will be administered at Kurth Cottage at The Valley Hospital, located at 233 North Van Dien Avenue in Ridgewood. Those under the age of 18 CAN NOT receive the J&J vaccine.
A Zocdoc account is required to schedule an appointment. Learn how to schedule using Zocdoc.
Before clicking below and making an appointment, please be aware that you must be available 21 days later (Pfizer) to receive the second dose.
The availability of vaccines to protect our community against coronavirus is an important step in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
With three vaccines on the market, hope is here.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Moderna vaccine and Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been approved and are now being administered nationwide, including Valley doctors and staff. Data shows that they are highly effective in protecting against COVID-19.
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.
WATCH: In this edition of “Virtually Valley,” Robert Brenner, MD, Valley’s President of Clinical Integration and Physician Enterprise, presents a detailed review of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
Per state and federal guidelines, we are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those age 12 and older who live, work or go to school in the State of New Jersey.
Regardless of vaccination status, it is very important to continue to adhere to safety guidelines. This includes:
- Wearing a mask
- Keeping at least 6ft away from others
- Avoiding crowds and gatherings
- Following CDC travel restrictions and quarantine guidelines
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: