COVID-19 Update for Vanguard Patients

Updated October 22, 2021

COVID Vaccines and Boosters

Vanguard Medical Group offers the following vaccines and booster shots to patients who meet the criteria established by the CDC. Scroll down for information on booster eligibility.

Pfizer – 2 doses, 21 days apart, for those 12+

  • Jersey City: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4:30 pm and Saturday, 8:30-10:45 am
  • Randolph:  Tuesday, 9 am – 12 pm
  • Verona Grove: For Boosters: Tuesday-Thursday from 2-4 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am-1 pm. For First and Second Dose: Friday and Saturday from 1-3 pm.

Moderna – 2 doses, 28 days apart, for those 18+

    • Cranford: Saturday, 8 am-12 pm
    • Jersey City: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4:30 pm and Saturday 8:30-10:45 am
    • Lincoln Park: Wednesday 9 am-2 pm
    • North Haledon: Thursday 2-4 pm
    • Randolph: Tuesday: 9 am – 12 pm
    • Verona Grove:  For Boosters: Tuesday-Thursday from 2-4 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am-1 pm. For First and Second Dose: Friday and Saturday, 11 am-12 pm

    J&J (Janssen)* – single dose for those 18+

      • *There have been some reports of a rare but serious side effect due to blood clots and bleeding, most commonly in women under the age of 50.

        COVID-19 Booster Eligibility

        Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots are available for recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago. J&J Boosters are available for recipients who completed their initial dose at least 2 months ago. See below who is eligble for Pfizer, Moderna and J&J Booster:

        • Click here for FAQs about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccinations.

          COVID-19 Testing

          When should you get tested?
          Ask yourself these questions to see if you should get tested for COVID-19. If you answer “yes” to either question, contact the Patient Access Team at patientaccessteam@vanguardmedgroup.com or 973-559- 0081 to request a COVID-19 test appointment.

          • Do you have any of these symptoms of COVID-19?
            Fever, cough, chills, unexplained muscle pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste/smell
          • Have you had close contact (within 6 feet) with someone with confirmed COVID-19 for a total time of 15 minutes or more?

          The CDC offers this interactive self-checker tool, which can help you decide whether or not you need to be tested.

          COVID-19 PCR and Rapid Testing
          The PCR test detects the virus within your system within days of infection and even before you have any symptoms. This test is sent out to a laboratory for processing. Results are generally available within two to three days.

          The Rapid test can provide results within 24 hours. It generally is best used to detect COVID-19 when the patient is symptomatic.

          Your primary care provider will determine which test is right for you based on your potential exposure, medical history, and symptoms. He or she may also recommend testing for flu, strep, or other illnesses when you get your COVID-19 test. Please call your local office to schedule your appointment today!

          *COVID-19 tests are billed according to your individual insurance company’s policy. Medicare and major insurance plans are accepted.