COVID Vaccine Available Through Special Needs Partnership
March 16, 2021
Effective May 28, 2021, VNACJ has closed its Bell Works Vaccine Clinic in Holmdel.
We are no longer scheduling appointments at this location.
Other sites in their network remain open for vaccinations. For those with special needs still seeking special accommodations, please reach out to our Helpline for assistance at 800.4.AUTISM or email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in our program. And special thanks to the funders and supporters who helped us vaccinate almost 400 special needs adults via this program. We look forward to continuing serving you in the future!
With a shared commitment to the health and safety of our most vulnerable populations, Autism New Jersey and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey (VNACJ) Community Health Center have partnered to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine to those eligible individuals with autism or I/DD who may need special accommodation.
About the partnership
Autism New Jersey has established a pre-registration screening form to help manage an allotment of special needs appointments for VNACJ’s Monmouth County Clinic located at the Bell Works facility in Holmdel.
For those with special needs, the clinic has made several accommodations that include:
- designated parking
- a special needs check-in station
- limited wait times
- special access to avoid public waiting areas
By pre-registering with Autism New Jersey, we intend to support VNACJ in identifying and accommodating those with autism and I/DD who may be facing barriers in obtaining an appointment or have concerns about the facility or the procedure itself.
Completing this pre-registration form will not guarantee you an appointment with VNACJ. Each application will be carefully screened to ensure the site can meet the patient’s individual special needs and accommodations.
Effective May 1, this site is administering the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine only.
Each application will be carefully screened to ensure the site can meet the patient’s individual special needs and accommodations.
Who is eligible for this program
This pilot-project is designed for those with autism and I/DD who may need support or special accommodations to access the vaccine.
Only those ages 18 and up should apply.