How Can I Register to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccination?
State of NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Registration:
COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to hospitals and clinics across New Jersey. You can reserve your spot to get a vaccine now by pre-registering through this link:
The state will ask some questions to determine when you are eligible to receive a vaccination.
Filling out this form should take about 15 minutes, and the information you enter will be kept private with the State of New Jersey.
Click here for NJ Vaccine Information.
Union County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration:
Union County has an online registration system at www.ucnj.org for those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Please note the registration system will only log those who are eligible to receive the vaccination. Those who are ineligible to receive vaccinations will not be allowed to pre-register, and must wait until they are eligible. The County is offering the Moderna vaccine.
The County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is located at Downs Hall at Kean University in Union, and is currently open five days a week from 3-7 p.m. Once more vaccines are available, the County is planning to offer the COVID-19 vaccine in different areas of the County. Please use the link below to to schedule an appointment for the Union County COVID vaccination site:
Vaccine Appointment Call Center
New Jersey officials launched a call center to assist people without a computer to register for a coronavirus vaccine and provide general information.
Live agents staff the center — which can be reached at 855-568-0545
Where, how, and when can I get vaccinated?
If you are eligible to receive a vaccine, there are generally three ways to get vaccinated:
- You can make an appointment directly with one of the many designated vaccination sites across the state. Click here to view a full list of these designated vaccination sites. Union county Sites are as follows:
|City of Elizabeth Health Department||
418 Palmer St,
Elizabeth NJ, 07202
|Union||18 years||(908) 820-4250|
|ShopRite Pharmacy #163||
76 Cenral Ave,
Clark, NJ 07066
|ShopRite Pharmacy Of Elizabeth||
865 West Grand St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
|Union County – Kean University||1000 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083||Union||18 years||ucnj.org/covid19/covid-19-vaccination/|
2. You can pre-register for the vaccine on the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, and you will be notified when an appointment is available to you. Click here to to visit the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System.
3. Select healthcare facilities, including many hospitals, are offering vaccines to directly to their workers. If you work at one of the facilities, you can contact your employer to learn if the vaccine is available to you from your employer.
4. CVS has begun offering COVID-19 vaccinations. At CVS, patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service: (800) 746-7287.
Note: The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for persons 16 years of age and older under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, however the Moderna vaccine is recommended for individuals 18 years and older. Not all sites administer both vaccines, so it is important to check with your vaccination site before scheduling a visit to ensure you are eligible.
To download a pdf of the vaccination locations spreadsheet, click here, though please note that this webpage will be regularly updated.
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 significantly 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.
Click here for NJ Vaccine Information.
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:
- Atlantic County: Atlantic City Convention Center
- Bergen County: Racetrack at Meadowlands, East Rutherford
- Burlington County: Moorestown Mall
- Gloucester County: Rowan College of South Jersey, Sewell
- Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison
- Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare
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.
- All New Jerseyans can determine eligibility and pre-register for the vaccine. Click here for more information on how to schedule a vaccination or pre-register for the vaccine.
- COVID-19 vaccines will be made available to individuals regardless of insurance coverage status. Individuals won’t pay coinsurance, deductibles, or copayments. Click here for more information about insurance coverage and vaccines for uninsured individuals.
- For more information on how vaccines work, vaccine trials, vaccine safety, visit covid19.nj.gov/vaccine.