Vaccine Update

Valley will be hosting bivalent COVID-19 booster clinics by appointment only at 599 Valley Health Plaza in Paramus on the following dates:

  • Saturday, October, 8
  • Saturday, October 22

 

Valley will also be hosting bivalent COVID-19 booster/flu combo clinics where we will be administering the booster and flu shot in the same visit (one in each arm). Clinics will be held at the Wellness & Walk-In Care Center at Garden State Plaza on the following dates:

  • October 4
  • October 6
  • October 11
  • October 13

Appointments are required. See below for more information and to schedule.

Valley is offering the COVID-19 vaccine at select locations:

  • Initial Doses/Third Dose for Immunocompromised Patients
  • Booster Doses

Schedule a Vaccine Appointment

Bivalent Booster Doses (Paramus Vaccination Center)

Schedule Now (Pfizer - Ages 12+)

Schedule Now (Moderna - Ages 18+)

Before making an appointment for a booster dose, please read the guidelines here.

Bivalent Booster Doses (Garden State Plaza)

Schedule Now
(Pfizer - Ages 12+)

Before making an appointment for a booster dose, please read the guidelines here.

Bivalent COVID-19 Booster/Flu Combo Clinics

Schedule Now
(Pfizer - Ages 12+)

Before making an appointment for a booster dose, please read the guidelines here.

Initial Doses/Third Dose for Immunocompromised Patients 

Schedule Now
(Pfizer - Ages 12+)

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.

Note: To schedule an initial vaccine appointment for children ages 5 - 11, please call your pediatrician's office.

Locations

Wellness & Walk-In Care Center at Garden State Plaza

For patients ages 12 and older we are offering:

  • Primary series of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
  • A bivalent booster of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those who have been deemed eligible by the CDC.

Proof of age and vaccination card must be presented. Walk-ins are available for all doses of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12+. For patients who are walking in for a vaccine, we ask that you do so before 5 p.m. to ensure vaccine availability.

Paramus Vaccination Center (599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus)

For patients ages 12 and older we are offering:

  • A bivalent booster of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those who have been deemed eligible by the CDC.

For patients ages 18 and older we are offering:

  • A bivalent booster of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for those who have been deemed eligible by the CDC.

Proof of age and vaccination card must be presented. 


A Zocdoc account is required to schedule some appointments. 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.

Vaccine Safety

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
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • 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:

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 

Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Vaccine Fact Sheets

You may wish to review the vaccine fact sheets before scheduling your appointment. To view these fact sheets and to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines, please click here.