Recommendations regarding the covid bivalent vaccine and booster doses have changed. To learn more about the updated recommendations visit cdc.gov.
Visit the CDC website by clicking here for information on the Bridge Access Program to receive no cost covid vaccines through Dec. 31, 2024.
Make a Vaccine Appointment
If you need assistance with registering for the vaccine or would like more information about the various locations that are nearby, you may contact the state's toll free COVID-19 vaccination hotline or complete an online form.
1. Call 855-568-0545
2. Or complete an online form at covid19.nj.gov/vaccinehelp
The hotline is available to assist callers daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can provide assistance to callers in multiple languages.
Video: How to Get a Vaccine through Essex County
Tips by Jeanne Silberman; Production by Natalie Silberman
NJ 211 has partnered with United Way Worldwide and Lyft to offer free or discounted transportation to vaccine appointments for anyone who is 18 and older (or riding with an adult) and has an appointment in New Jersey. For more information view NJ 211 (PDF).
Getting vaccinated can help protect you and those around you from getting COVID-19. Measures such as wearing a mask and social distancing have helped control the spread; being vaccinated against COVID-19 can further help limit the spread of the virus.
Appointments and Cost
There will be no out-of-pocket expenses charged to residents for a Covid-19 vaccine. For more information about vaccine costs and insurance coverage visit the NJ Covid-19 Information Hub.