COVID-19 Vaccine Information

While the additional coronavirus relief funding Congress passed in December 2020 is critical to our community surviving this pandemic, we all know that a successful vaccine program is the key to getting to the other side of this crisis. This vaccination effort requires incredible collaboration between all levels of government, as well as our healthcare providers as I saw firsthand as I visited three vaccination sites around NJ-11 in December 2020 and January 2021. 

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. 

This process will require patience as the number of appointments for vaccinations can 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. My team and I have been in touch with officials at Operation Warpspeed to understand what is being done to optimize the number of doses coming to New Jersey. And I was pleased to see that President Biden’s relief plan provides essential funding for our country’s vaccination campaign. 

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. 

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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.  

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.

COVID Vaccine Efficacy and Safety: Information on how vaccines work, vaccine trials, and vaccine safety, as well as on this NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet.

 

Federal Resources

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.

 

County Resources

ESSEX COUNTY:

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. 

PASSAIC COUNTY

To find out more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Passaic County as well as upcoming dates and locations visit the Passaic County website.

Eligible Passaic County patients must pre-register at passaiccountynj.org/COVIDVax to make an appointment. 

MORRIS COUNTY:

Morris County is home to one of the six state vaccine mega sites located at Rockaway Townsquare. For the most up to date information on vaccinations at this site please go to https://health.morriscountynj.gov/vaccination/.  

Please do not show up to this site without an appointment. To register for a vaccination appointment at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center, go to https://atlantichealth.org/covidvaccine.

SUSSEX COUNTY:

The Sussex vaccination site at the Sussex County Fairground is open 5 days a week for now, but may expand to 6 days with additional vaccine supply. 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

 

Statewide Testing and Vaccine Volunteer Opportunities

New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps

Sign up for the New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps at: 

https://mrc.njlincs.net/signup/

Medically and Non-Medically Trained individuals welcome

 

County Testing and Vaccine Volunteer Opportunities

Essex

Sign up to volunteer for COVID-19 medical screening, COVID-19 test site support staff, and/or COVID-19 contact tracing at: https://www.essexcovid.org/volunteers

Medically and Non-Medically Trained individuals welcome.

 

Passaic

Passaic County is looking for COVID-19 testing volunteers such as doctors, nurses, EMTs, and All Other Medical and Non-Medical Personnel

To volunteer email volunteers@passaiccountynj.org

 

Morris

Sign up to volunteer with the Morris County Medical Reserve Corps at: https://health.morriscountynj.gov/public/mrc/

Medically and Non-Medically Trained individuals welcome.

 

Sussex

Sign up to volunteer with the Sussex County Medical Reserve Corps at: 

https://www.sussex.nj.us/cn/webpage.cfm?tpid=7653

Medically and Non-Medically Trained individuals welcome.

 
 
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