You can register to get a COVID-19 vaccine through the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS).
We wanted to take this opportunity to share a few key updates:
As of the morning of Friday, February 5th, 745,552 people have received their first dose, and 179,956 people have received their second dose in New Jersey. Approximately 2.4 million people have registered for the vaccine on the State’s New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System.
As you know, demand for the vaccine has far outpaced supply. Currently, New Jersey is receiving approximately 210,000 vaccine doses per week – this includes both first and second doses. Per the recent Federal Government announcement on February 2nd, we expect our State allocation to steadily increase in the future.
Scheduling Your First Vaccine Appointment
Once you’ve registered on the Vaccine Scheduling System, you should first be notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. You will be notified again when an appointment is available to you through the Vaccine Scheduling System.
If you are eligible for the vaccine but have not yet been notified about available appointments in the Vaccine Scheduling System, there are additional ways to get vaccinated, described below:
- You can make an appointment directly with a vaccination location that does not use the Vaccine Scheduling System. View these locations here.
- If you are a Veteran or live or work at a VA facility, you may be eligible for vaccines through the VA. Learn more here.
- You can also call 855-568-0545, or read this article for more information about where and how to get vaccinated.
- In addition to registering with the state, people can register for the vaccine with Hudson County: https://www.
- In addition, seniors can call the Jersey City Division of Senior Services at (201) 547-5750. They should keep trying, because there are a lot of people calling!
Scheduling Your Second Vaccine Dose Appointment
Everyone should receive both doses of the vaccine. Your first and second dose appointments should be scheduled at the same location. A vaccine site should be able to assist you in scheduling your second dose after you receive your first dose, or will let you know that you will receive an automatically scheduled appointment within one week of your first dose. Please read this article for more information about second dose scheduling.
Determining If You Are Eligible for the Vaccine
Currently, vaccines are available to:
- Paid and unpaid healthcare workers
- Residents and staff of long-term and high-risk congregate settings
- First responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals
- Individuals aged 65 and older
- Individuals aged 16-64 that have certain medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19
- Learn more here.
If You Have Additional Questions or Need More Information
You can find more information on covid19.nj.gov/vaccine
You can also call 855-568-0545 the New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center with any questions related to the State’s COVID-19 vaccination effort.
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Thank you for your patience and for continuing to wear a mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing and following public health guidance for everyone’s safety.