Why Can’t I Get a Vaccine Appointment if I am Currently Eligible?

Even if you are eligible for receiving a vaccine, an appointment may not be immediately available to you due to limited vaccine availability. New Jersey is developing an extensive network of vaccination sites to serve those currently eligible for vaccination. The vaccination sites network includes acute care hospitals, large state-coordinated mega sites, county/local sites, retail pharmacies and other medical locations.

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Six mega sites throughout New Jersey serve as vaccination hubs for phased priority groups, part of a critical network of over 200 sites tasked with carrying out the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan fairly and equitably. These sites include:

Vaccinations began in December in New Jersey hospitals for paid and unpaid persons serving in their health facilities.

New Jersey is partnering with Rite Aid to provide vaccinations to home care and hospice staff. Information about scheduling appointments is being provided through home health agencies and their industry associations.

As of December 30, through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program with CVS and Walgreens, New Jersey has over 500 long-term care facilities scheduled – including the State’s three veterans memorial homes – and over 100,000 residents and staff slated to receive vaccinations through the beginning of February 2021. Additional sites will be added in the coming weeks.

After nursing home residents and staff are vaccinated, CVS and Walgreens will begin to vaccinate thousands of residents and staff in other congregate settings including Assisted Living facilities, the five state developmental centers, federal housing for seniors and group homes and other long-term residential facilities. New Jersey also has a network of community vaccination sites for vulnerable residents who live in congregate settings not eligible for this federal partnership.

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