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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Essex County: How to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccination

Information from Essex County about scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

COVID-19 vaccines are now available; however, quantities are limited. Until vaccines can be produced in large quantities, it will be first be given to priority groups of people.

New Jersey's Phased Approach

Only individuals in specifically designated groups are currently eligible to make vaccination appointments. Please be sure to register before going to the vaccination site: Essex County system or NJ Vaccine Scheduling System

The following groups are currently eligible:

  • All individuals listed as being in Phase 1A 
  • (As of 1/7/2021) Police officers and fire professionals, paid and unpaid 
  • (As of 1/14/2021) Individuals at High Risk:

More information on the phase categories can be found here.

All Phases and determinations are made by the State of New Jersey, based on CDC recommendations, and vaccines are distributed by Essex County — not by local municipalities.

Residents are encouraged to visit Essex County's informational website, which also includes links to schedule COVID tests and vaccinations:


UPDATE: You can now pre-register for vaccination

Even if your phase is not yet eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, you can enroll in the State's vaccination registration portal to pre-register:

Learn more about New Jersey's vaccine rollout here.

Vaccine phases - NJDOH

Image: New Jersey's Phased Approach to COVID-19 Vaccination (PDF)

Essex County's Vaccine Rollout

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