NJIT COVID-19 vaccination site seeks more patients for appointments


News 12 Staff

Apr 10, 2021, 2:31 AM

Updated 1,146 days ago


A COVID-19 vaccine appointment may be available to those willing to drive to Newark.
The site at NJIT announced that it has openings and a supply of the vaccine.
The site has been distributing 5,000-6,000 doses of the vaccine per day since opening on March 29. And FEMA officials say that they are looking for more people to come.
“I’ve had COVID previously, so it wasn’t a pleasant experience,” says Mohit Mehta of Jersey City.
This is one of the reasons why Mehta says he drove to Newark to get the shot. He also says that he would like to get back to work.
“It just helps me to get back to a regular life. I want to get back to work. I’ve had enough of work from home,” he says.
FEMA says that there was a rumor on Friday that the site has 9,000 extra doses and was taking walk-ins. This is not true. There were no extra doses or walk-ins welcomed.
VACCINE INFORMATION: Check to see if you are eligible
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION: Where and how to get vaccinated
But the site has started to send vaccine doses to five other distribution sites in the region.
Those who were at the site on Friday said that booking an appointment was easy and done within days.
“We did it like a week and a half ago. We got it today. It was pretty fast,” says Francisco Martinez of Paterson.
Managers at the site say that they were proud to reach a milestone of 50,000 vaccinations since opening the site.
Those who wish to make an appointment can call the hotline for the location.

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