COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The Biden Administration set a goal of 100 million shots in arms within the first 100 days of his presidency. They doubled that goal and administered 200 million shots by President Biden's 92nd day in office. We are on the path getting everyone vaccinated as quickly as possible. More than 4 million New Jerseyans have already been vaccinated and that number continues to grow every day. The American Rescue Plan includes over $20 billion to establish a national COVID-19 vaccination program and improves the administration and distribution of vaccinations, including $7.5 billion for FEMA to establish vaccination sites across the country. Below you will find information on current eligibility and where to register for an appointment.
As you may know, New Jersey is administering vaccines to residents in phases. You can find more detail on who is currently eligible for vaccines at the New Jersey state website here. State and County portals where you can register for the vaccine are listed below, which will notify you when you are eligible for an appointment.
As of April 19, all individuals aged 16 and older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.
You can also register for an appointment through medical providers throughout the state and through pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid.
This process will continue to require patience as the number of appointments for vaccinations may be limited by factors like the number of vaccine doses received each week by the state of New Jersey and the number of frontline workers available to administer shots. Governor Murphy recently announced New Jersey is now receiving almost 500,000 doses a week from the federal government, allowing them to include the number of appointments available.
Registration portals and other resources from the state of New Jersey and the counties about vaccines can be found below. You should also monitor information from your healthcare provider as appropriate to determine their capacity for vaccine appointments and sign up processes.
State of New Jersey Vaccine Resources
State registration portal: You can pre-register for the vaccine here to determine which vaccination phase you are in and to receive a notification when you are eligible for a vaccine. We suggest you pre-register as soon as possible. If you were already pre-registered and are now eligible for the vaccine, you should receive an email soon alerting you to make an appointment for your first dose at a site near you.
New Jersey Vaccine Call Center: Residents can call the state's vaccination hotline (855-568-0545) for assistance, including questions about eligibility, pre-registration, and vaccination locations.
For New Jerseyans over 75+, there is a specific phone number you can call to be registered for an appointment over the phone.The number is 856-249-7007.
Vaccine locations: List of statewide vaccine locations for eligible recipients here. Please keep in mind that appointments may be limited at some of these locations, and you should only show up when you have an appointment.
Information on insurance coverage and vaccines for the uninsured: More information on the lack of cost-sharing for COVID vaccines, and the availability to all regardless of insurance status.
Department of Veterans Affairs: Information on vaccines for veterans.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration, storage and handling, reporting, and patient education for each specific vaccine.
A new FEMA-organized community vaccination center recently opened in Newark, NJ at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. To find out more about the vaccination sites in Essex County and to make an appointment, visit: https://www.essexcovid.org/ or call 973-877-8456. Vaccination sites are open Mondays to Saturdays. Residents from each town can ONLY go to the site that is designated for them and need to make an appointment first.
Eligible Passaic County residents can head to passaiccountynj.org/COVIDVax to make an appointment.
Morris County is home to one of the state vaccine “mega-site” community vaccination centers, located at Rockaway Townsquare. For the most up to date information on vaccinations at this site please go to https://health.morriscountynj.gov/vaccination/.
NOTE: Appointments are required. To register for a vaccination appointment at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center, go to https://atlantichealth.org/covidvaccine.
The Sussex vaccination site is at the Sussex County Fairground. For information on the Sussex County vaccination site and to make an appointment when they are available please visit: https://www.sussex.nj.us/cn/webpage.cfm?tpid=17480
To find an appointment through a pharmacy, click the links below.