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How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m homebound?

Last Updated: 05/17/2021

If you are unable to leave the home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or are the healthcare provider or family caregiver of someone who is homebound, you may request an in-home vaccination appointment by completing a form at covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax (English) or covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax-es (Spanish).

For assistance completing the form by phone, please call the NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545.

After you submit the completed form, the NJ Department of Health will share information with a home health agency, local health department, or other vaccination providers and you will be contacted to schedule an in-home vaccination appointment.

If there are any unvaccinated household or family members in need of vaccination, vaccine providers will also do their best to schedule vaccination for caregivers and other members of the household of homebound person(s). Please confirm this need in the online form .

Some home health agencies are currently vaccinating patients—if you are currently receiving services from a home health care agency you should also inquire with you provider about vaccination options.

Accommodations at Vaccination Locations

In order to receive protection as soon as possible, if you are able to safely attend a medical appointment outside the home, we encourage you to book an appointment at an open vaccination site if an opportunity occurs before an in-home appointment is made available to you.

Those who can safely leave their home and visit a vaccine site should book an appointment at one of the many vaccination locations. Please note that all vaccination sites make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in accordance with federal and state disability laws.

If you need to discuss accommodations before you arrive at your vaccine appointment, please call the site directly.

View a list of vaccination sites and book an appointment directly with a site, or contact the COVID-19 Call Center at 1-855-568-0545.

Transportation to Appointments

Individuals who are Medicaid members can schedule transportation to a vaccine appointment by calling Modivcare at 1-866-527-9933 at least 48 hours before the appointment. Please be sure to mention that the trip is for vaccination.

In addition, several counties are providing free or discounted rides to vaccination sites for seniors and/or individuals with disabilities. To learn more, contact your local health department or visit 211.org.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccination efforts in New Jersey, including appointment scheduling, eligibility information, and FAQs, visit covid19.nj.gov/vaccine.