Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Currently, vaccines are available to those who are in Phase 1A which includes paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials as well as residents and staff of long-term congregate settings. Beginning Thursday, January 14, all New Jersey residents ages 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Those conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, heart conditions, obesity and severe obesity, sickle cell disease, smoking, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine. In addition to paid and unpaid healthcare workers in Phase 1A, these two groups mark the expansion of eligible residents in Phase 1B, which recently opened to include sworn law enforcement and fire professionals.  Following these phases, the general public (Phase 2) will be eligible for vaccination.

NJ State COVID Vaccine Portal Intro:
New Jersey has launched a statewide vaccine scheduling system to help consumers connect with identified nearby dispensing sites. This online portal will enable 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. To get more info: Click Here.

NJ State overview of vaccine roll-out and FAQs: Click Here

For a list of all COVID-19 Vaccination sites in NJ: Click Here

CDC Vaccine Information Page: Click Here

FDA COVID Vaccine Information Page: Click Here

Veterans COVID Vaccine Information: Click Here

The New Jersey Covid Vaccine Call Center can be reached at: (855)-568-0545

 

Burlington County Mega Site Information

To get a vaccination at the Burlington County Mega Site, you need an appointment through their web portal to get a vaccine. There is no admittance without an appointment. There is also no on-site registration.

The Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega Site is located at the Moorestown Mall, S Lenola Rd, Moorestown, NJ 08057, at the site of the former Lord + Taylor.

Those currently eligible for the vaccine include people in categories 1A and portions of 1B: healthcare workers, those living or working in congregate care settings, first responders, and anyone over the age of 65. For a more detailed explanation of who is eligible, please click here.

APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY.
To make an appointment at the Burlington County Mega Site, click here. Please note, you will NOT be able to make an appointment by walking in NOR can you receive a vaccine by walking in. Once you sign up online, you will be notified when online scheduling is available based on your eligibility. Even if you signed up on the State’s pre-registration site, please also register through the Virtua site because the Virtua scheduling system is separate. The amount of available appointments is directly dependent upon the supply of the vaccine from the federal government. As the doses increase, so will appointment availability. Appointments are currently limited due to availability. The Burlington County Mega Site is not the only place to get a vaccine for those who are eligible. A link to other vaccination sites can be found by clicking here. You do not need to live or work in Burlington County to get an appointment. The Burlington County Mega Site is open to the entire South Jersey region, but appointments are necessary. There is no cost to receive a vaccine. For those with insurance, providers will be billed for vaccine administration. For those without insurance, vaccination will be free of charge.

 

OCHD Vaccine Clinic Update
Please be advised that the Ocean County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Schedule has been modified for the month of February to better serve our residents and those that work and learn in Ocean County. To accommodate this change, please note that any clinic appointments scheduled during this week, February 1 through February 5, are now scheduled for earlier in the day. Therefore, if your appointment was scheduled between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., we ask that you arrive anywhere between 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on the date of your scheduled appointment. Please note that the clinic will be closing at 5 p.m. on these dates. These hours will be permanent going forward, and any further changes in hours or availability will be reflected in future newsletter updates.

The clinic location remains at the RWJ Barnabas Health Arena at Toms River North High School located at 1245 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ 08753.

Appointments scheduled on Saturday, February 6th, at Southern Regional Middle School, are now scheduled earlier in the day to accommodate this change. They ask that you arrive anywhere between 9am – 1pm on the date of your appointment.

Please visit www.ochd.org for further updates and information regarding clinic scheduling and appointment availability.

 

Pharmacy Vaccination

On February 2, 2021, the CDC announced the next phase of the vaccination program – the Federal Pharmacy Program. As part of this program, CVS Health and Rite Aid will receive limited vaccine supply from the federal government to vaccinate eligible populations in 11 states, potentially starting as early as February 12, 2021. They will be able to begin ordering a limited amount of vaccine from the federal government on February 9, 2021 and anticipate being able to begin vaccinating eligible populations in 11 states, based on each state’s eligibility guidelines, as early as February 12, 2021.

Covid-19 Vaccination through CVS

Customers will be able to schedule an appointment on cvs.com, beginning as early as February 11. Vaccinations are scheduled to begin starting Feb 12th.  There isn’t a waiting list on our website, so customers are encouraged to keep checking in. Vaccinations are available at the Seaside Heights and Tabernacle locations.

Customers will be able to easily schedule their vaccinations—both the initial shot and the required second dose—at CVS.com or through the CVS app. Anyone requiring assistance with the scheduling tool or without access to a computer or mobile device is encouraged to contact CVS Customer Service - Call 1-888-607-4CVS (1-888-607-4287) from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM ET and Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM ET.

Covid-19 Vaccination through RITE AID

Currently, all Rite Aid locations will be active beginning 2/12/201 at 9:00am ET. Please sign up your to begin making appointments at riteaid.com/Covid-19. Rite Aid will be administering the Moderna vaccination, which requires two doses. Once a patient has received their first dose at our store, they will be automatically scheduled for a second dose by Rite Aid at a date and time similar to their first appointment. Please know that we only have a small allocation of doses at present, so appointments will go fast.

 

New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps Information

New Jersey is actively looking for retired health care professionals with vaccination skills to volunteer with the New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps. To volunteer, click here

 

To become an Ocean or Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps member go to: http://covid19.nj.gov/volunteer, Then scroll to the very bottom and click on ‘If you ARE NOT REGISTERED and want to volunteer with the NJMRC as a new or existing volunteer’ in order to submit your MRC application. Please be sure to select Ocean or Burlington County as your location to volunteer. You will then be contacted to finalize the application process.