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Where, how, and when can I get vaccinated?
If you or your loved one are eligible to receive a vaccine, there are multiple ways to get an appointment including:
- Register and make an appointment through the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System. Register here.
- Make an appointment directly with a vaccination location. View locations here or try the new Vaccine Appointment Finder (in beta) .
- Seniors 65+ can call the senior-specific hotline at 856-249-7007 from 8am to 8pm to schedule dedicated vaccine appointments
- Veterans who receive care from VA health facilities or live in VA long-term care facilities may be eligible for vaccines through the VA. Learn more here.
Even if you are eligible for receiving a vaccine, an appointment may not be immediately available to you due to limited vaccine availability. New Jersey has developed an extensive network of vaccination sites to serve those currently eligible for vaccination but vaccine supply is still very limited.
To determine if you are eligible, visit the NJ COVID-19 eligibility page
Note: Please verify requirements with a vaccination site before visiting or making an appointment. Some require proof of residency within a specific county or municipality.
For information on public transit options near vaccine locations, visit NJ TRANSIT's VAXRIDE initiative page.
NJ Vaccine Scheduling System
All New Jerseyans can register for the vaccine on the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System.
You will first be notified when you become eligible for the vaccine and you will be notified again when an appointment is available to you through the scheduling system.
This system enables eligible individuals to schedule an appointment when one is available.
If you experience an error, need support with the scheduling system, or need to correct an error, you can complete an online form at covid19.nj.gov/vaccinehelp or call 855-568-0545 for phone support from 8 am to 8 pm. Due to high call volumes, callers are experiencing long wait times.
Note: If you make your first dose appointment through the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, you will receive an automatically scheduled second dose appointment and you will be emailed a confirmation with the details of your second dose appointment for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine. Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine only requires a single dose.
Direct Appointments at Designated Sites
There are numerous sites throughout the state that are currently administering the vaccine to eligible individuals.
You can reach out directly to a site near you to attempt to schedule an appointment. Please note that many of these sites may be fully booked. There are no walk-up vaccinations available at megasites. You must have an appointment.
To view locations with availability, try the beta version of the Vaccine Appointment Finder at covid19.nj.gov/finder. This new tool aggregates information across multiple scheduling platforms, multiple times an hour, letting you know where appointments are open and directing you on how you can make one for yourself.
In addition, you should verify requirements with a vaccination site before visiting or making an appointment. Some require proof of residency within a specific county or municipality.
Note: If you make your first dose appointment by booking directly with a vaccine clinic, you should schedule a second dose appointment when you have your first appointment for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. If you did not receive a second dose appointment at the time of receiving your first dose, you need to contact the site where you received your first vaccine for assistance scheduling the second dose. Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine only requires a single dose.
Obtaining a Vaccine Through Your Employer:
Vaccinations are underway at healthcare facilities in New Jersey for paid and unpaid healthcare workers. For example, hospital workers and volunteers have an opportunity to receive the vaccine at the hospital where they work or volunteer.
Residents and staff will also receive vaccines at over 500 long-term care and other congregate facilities through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care.
Obtaining a Vaccine Through a VA Facility
Veterans who receive care from VA health facilities, Veterans who live in VA long-term care facilities, and VA health care personnel may be eligible for vaccines through the VA. You will be contacted when a vaccine is available to you at your local VA health facility. The VA plans to eventually offer a free COVID-19 vaccine to all Veterans receiving health care through the VA. Learn more here.
- Click here for more information on who is eligible for vaccination
- Visit here for more information on the second doses
- The vaccine is free. There is no cost to you. Visit here for more information.
- Visit here for more information on how vaccines work, vaccine trials, and vaccine safety