Seeking the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey? Here’s what you need to know

Friday marks one month since New Jersey began its COVID-19 vaccine campaign, and during that month, more than 300,000 doses have been administered.

News 12 Staff

Jan 15, 2021, 4:10 AM

Updated 1,274 days ago

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Friday marks one month since New Jersey began its COVID-19 vaccine campaign, and during that month, more than 300,000 doses have been administered.
Currently, the vaccines are available to people who fall under several groups:
• Health care workers
• Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
• First responders
• Anyone 65+ years old
• People with certain medical conditions like cancer, heart conditions, obesity and even smokers.
The general public are expected to be eligible for the vaccine by April or May.
For those who are eligible to be inoculated, there are several places the vaccines are being administered.
The state has opened more than 200 vaccination sites, including at some pharmacies, hospitals and doctor’s offices. Two mega vaccination sites have also opened and four more are on the way.
There are three ways to make an appointment for the vaccine:
• Make an appointment directly with some of the vaccination sites.
• Pre-register on the state’s Vaccine Scheduling system.
• Check with employers. Some health care facilities are offering vaccines to their workers.
Those who do not yet quality can still register and will be noticed when the vaccines are available.


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