Covid-19 vaccine on the menu at Wednesday’s Main Street Alfresco event in Newark

Newark is offering a dine and vaccinate event on Wednesday.
In partnership with the State of Delaware and Curative, the city announced a  Johnson & Johnson/Janssen pop-up vaccine clinic on Wednesday, May 12, from 4  p.m. until 9  p.m. during the weekly Main Street Alfresco dining event.
The J&J vaccine is a one-and-done vaccine, unlike the two-shot Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna offerings.
The Curative tent will be assembled at the west end of Main Street between Dunkin’ and Grotto Pizza. Appointments can be made in advance here, and walk-ups are welcome.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be one of the first cities in Delaware to bring the Covid-19 vaccine to our residents that may have transportation or other challenges, said Jerry Clifton, Newark mayor. “We’re grateful for the collaborative effort with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and Division of Public Health to help bring us one step closer to returning to life as we knew it pre-pandemic.”
During Main Street Alfresco, Main Street is closed from Chapel Street through South College Avenue in order to provide restaurants and retailers an expanded outdoor seating area to accommodate increased capacity while still observing coronavirus safety measures. Parking is available in municipal lots 1, 4, 6, and 7 and various private downtown lots.
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