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LA CASA VS. COVID-19

La Casa offers daily Covid-19 vaccination events in Newark, Orange, East Orange other area communities. Learn more below!

Let’s Get Vaccinated! (and get your booster, too)

Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family. Be part of the solution! All people age 5 and over are now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine.

Update: Everyone over age 50 are now eligible to get a booster shot four months after their first booster.

La Casa works with United Way of Greater Newark‘s Equitable Vaccine Initiative, NJCRI, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, State of New Jersey Office of Minority Health, and many local partners to offer vaccination events.

Get vaccinated or get your booster shot at an upcoming event and get a FREE GIFT CARD just for helping #StopTheSpread!

Questions? Contact us at covidinfo@lacasanwk.org or 973-485-0701.

Covid-19 Vaccination Weekly Schedule


Information on the Vaccine for Children

Children ages 5 to 11 are also eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, following the authorization and recommendation of the vaccine by the FDA and CDC.

The pediatric Pfizer vaccine is administered as a two-dose vaccine, three weeks apart, at a lower dose than the dosage for those ages 12 and older.

Children ages 12 and over are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine using the same dosage as adults age 17 and over.

Covid-19 Booster Information

Everyone age 12 and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 booster dose. The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and boosted if eligible.

  • Moderna recipients age 18 and older: should get a booster at least 6 months after second shot.
  • Pfizer recipients age 12 and older should get a booster at least 5 months after second shot.
  • Johnson & Johnson recipients age 18 and older should get a Pfizer or Moderna booster at least 2 months after initial shot.
  • People age 50 and over are now eligible to get a second booster shot after their first booster shot!

The Pfizer “booster” shot is a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine, which contains 30 micrograms of MRNA. The Moderna “booster’ is a half dose of the initial vaccine. The initial vaccine has 100 micrograms of MRNA, meaning the booster has 50 micrograms of MRNA in it. Here’s an article from December 2021 from MSNBC for more information on deciding between the two boosters.

Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Information

If you can’t make it to one of La Casa’s vaccination events, the State of New Jersey’s COVID-19 Information Hub offers details on numerous locations and events throughout the state where you can get vaccinated. See below for details or visit covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine.


If you’ve already been vaccinated in New Jersey, be sure to download the Docket app so you can access your immunization records electronically.

Docket is a new app from the NJ Department of Health that makes it easier for you and your family to securely access your COVID-19 vaccination record.

If you don’t have your vaccination card with you or you have lost it, you can easily access your record through the app to provide proof of COVID-19 immunizations as needed.

The Docket app is now available in the App store or on Google Play in English or Spanish depending on Smartphone settings.

Individuals with an email or phone number on file with the New Jersey Immunization Information System can access and download their COVID-19 vaccination record using the app. The app can also provide access to family members’ records through a shared account.


For any Newark resident who needs a ride to a vaccination appointment, this FREE resource is available to you. Don’t let a ride come between you and your health.

COVID-19 Testing Info

Knowing is half the battle! Get tested for COVID-19 at the following locations throughout Newark. Be sure to call first for up to date information.