Source: New Jersey Patch
State officials have wrestled with short supply, daily glitches and crashes in its COVID-19 vaccination system and confusion about how to secure appointments. Here’s some information on securing an appointment in New Jersey.
Who’s Eligible As Of Now?
Paid and unpaid healthcare workers
Residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate care facilities
First responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals
Individuals aged over 65
Individuals aged 16-64 that have certain medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus
Pre-K to 12 educators and staff
Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings
Additional public safety workers
Additional high-risk individuals
Where to Get Vaccinated
Eligible patients can preregister through the state for an appointment. The process may not immediately give you an appointment date but will put you on a list to alert you when an appointment becomes available.
Those who work or volunteer at select health care facilities can make an appointment through their place of work. Veterans who receive care from Veterans Affairs health facilities or live in VA long-term care facilities may be eligible for vaccines through the VA.
New Jersey Walmart/Sam’s Club locations are also administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older– those residents can make their appointments by calling the New Jersey Senior Hotline at 856-249-7007.
What Else You Can Do
– Join the New Jersey Covid Vaccine Info group on Facebook and/or follow VaxxUpdates on Twitter.
– CVS and Rite Aid began scheduling COVID-19 appointments at locations that will receive vaccines.
– CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold periodically opens registration: they will email a link when you’re eligible for an appointment.
Check out the COVID-19 Vaccine Registration FAQ from RWJBarnabas Health.
– Acme is not doing COVID vaccines yet, but you can now sign up at their website to be alerted when the vaccine becomes available in your area.
– ShopRite sometimes has a wait time to access its vaccine scheduler, but it allows the public to make appointments.