Coronavirus Updates and Resources
COVID-19 Vaccine Video for Individuals with I/DD is a free, short video, prepared to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) know what to expect when they are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The narrator of the video is Barbara Coppens, an extraordinary self-advocate who has received recognition in New Jersey and nationally, from The Arc of the United States, for her many years of advocacy on behalf of all individuals with I/DD.
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How did scientists develop coronavirus vaccines in record time? New York Times science reporter Carl Zimmer is our guide to the coronavirus vaccine race - from the starting line, to the point when several teams are racing to the finish line. Find out how science gave the competitors a turbo boost that could save hundreds of millions of lives.
COVID-19 vaccines are now available in New Jersey for:
- Paid and unpaid healthcare workers
- Residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate-care facilities
- First responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals
- Individuals aged over 65
- Individuals aged 16-64 that have certain medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus
Garden State Equality has a sign-up form to inform you of COVID-19 vaccine availability in your area or of an opportunity specifically for the LGBTQ community.
Dr. Leon Smith Jr., addresses addresses patients' concerns about COVID Vaccines and pregnancy and fertility
Dr. Leon Smith Jr., Director of Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology Saint Barnabas Medical Center RWJBarnabas Health addresses patients' concerns about COVID Vaccines and pregnancy and fertility.
FDA has amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least 6 months after completion of the vaccine’s primary series in certain populations.
Experts at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) have developed a high-throughput test that can detect multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in two-and-a-half hours, a major advance in tracking the virus and in treating patients.
COVID-19 vaccines are available now in New Jersey for certain qualified recipients, including healthcare workers. The following locations are available for healthcare workers to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. You can also register for a vaccine on the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System.
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the launch of a first-of-its-kind national hotline to connect people with disabilities to information and services to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines. The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities find vaccination locations in their communities, assist callers with making vaccination appointments, and connect callers to local services – such as accessible transportation – to overcome barriers to vaccination.
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New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the state. While the State's current plan is highlighted below, the plan will continually be updated in response to the changing circumstances of the pandemic.
Monmouth Family Health Center offers free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone. Walk-ins welcome. Transportation is available.
We offer a Covid guide for four different types of households.
Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately. The federal supply of vaccine to New Jersey remains limited. However, this list is updated frequently and new sites will be added continually. Please return to this page again if you are unable to currently schedule an appointment. Thank you for your interest in being vaccinated against COVID-19.
New Jersey is using a phased approach to COVID-19 vaccination to ensure that limited vaccines are distributed in a fair and equitable manner. Phase 1A started on December 15, 2020. During 2021, additional people will become eligible to receive the vaccination in New Jersey. Decisions about priority groups and how the doses will be spread across the state may change based on changes in vaccine supply and public demand.
This online portal enables the various groups in the initial phases and eventually the general public to register and then find a vaccination site, pre-register, and schedule an appointment. Some vaccination sites may offer walk-up/on-site registration as well when doses are more readily available.
60 volunteers for Planet Princeton is hoping to make the process easier for New Jersey residents by creating a spreadsheet that lists all the vaccination sites in New Jersey, whether or not they have appointments available and how you can register.
New Jersey health care providers are becoming increasingly frustrated with the barrage of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine, which they say has put lives at risk.
And he warned the Middletown school district in Monmouth County, which proposed accepting parents' notes to exempt kids from wearing masks, that he would sue them if they tried that, said an attorney for the district.
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine becomes first to win FDA's full approval, paving way for boosters, mandates
The FDA decision also clears the way for the companies to market their vaccine, which is not permitted without full licensure. And it may launch a race for booster shots, allowing doctors to prescribe extra Pfizer-BioNTech shots "off label" to anyone they think should get one.
Everything you need to know about getting a Covid-19 vaccination as the rollout extends across the U.S.
Today we're asking Dr. Anthony Fauci all of the questions you want answers to about the COVID- 19 vaccine and debunking conspiracy theories, misinformation, and myths!
We track where and when you can get vaccines in NJ. We aim to update this information as fast as we can.
In 3 easy steps, you can get a secure, digital vaccine record that you can use for Travel, Live Shows, and Employers. This is a Digital Vaccine Card with 4-Level Verification
The VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers (VNACJ-CHC) is collaborating with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to administer a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines to eligible MSK patients over the course of the next few weeks, Christopher Rinn, CEO of VNACJ-CHC announced. All VNA CHC patients are being scheduled for the Moderna vaccine. The VNA Community Health Center has suspended the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine per CDC and FDA guidance.
As vaccine supply becomes available, the link to schedule an appointment will be available at Wegmans.com/pharmacy. Customers without a computer can schedule a vaccine by calling 1-800-207-6099, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This line will only be active when appointments are available.
Complete this form for assistance from a volunteer to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please note: The specific criteria for who we are currently helping in each state is outlined below. Someone will be in touch over the phone, text, or email to get the information required to help book your appointment.
Video: Two physician experts took time to share what patients should know about the J&J vaccine: AMA Chief Health and Science Officer Mira Irons, MD, and Sandra Fryhofer, MD, an Atlanta general internist who serves as the AMA’s liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Dr. Fryhofer also is a member of ACIP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Work Group.
This is the result of months of work, robust data evaluation, and a thorough, comprehensive review process that has protected more than 100 million Americans from severe COVID-19 complications. It is a milestone and major step forward in the worldwide effort to end this pandemic.
When will COVID booster shots be available? Who qualifies for a third vaccine? Here's what we know so far
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization on Thursday for immunocompromised people to receive a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.