Through funding provided by the Provident Bank Foundation, Bergen’s Promise has partnered with Holy Name Medical Center to create a safe and sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccination space to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northern New Jersey,. The clinic offers COVID-19 vaccine and boosters for individuals ages 5 and up. Flu vaccine is also available upon request. This resource is available to all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, regardless of enrollment in Bergen’s Promise.
The clinic, opened in February 2023, will be held on Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm and is located at 3 University Plaza Drive, Suite 105, Hackensack, NJ. Appointments are required. Appointment slots will be scheduled within a dedicated time on the clinic’s calendar to avoid crowding and support individualized care.
The vaccination clinic includes multiple sensory supports including tactile sensory toys, calming lighting options, customizable white noise, a weighted lap pad, and visual communication supports within an environment of clinical excellence and compassionate care. Staff will be prepared to discuss your needs and work with you and your family to make your vaccination experience as smooth as possible.
To register, visit www.holyname.org/IDDClinic
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