COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Updated 9/19/23

Recommendations regarding the covid bivalent vaccine and booster doses have changed. To learn more about the updated recommendations visit

Visit the CDC website by clicking here for information on the Bridge Access Program to receive no cost covid vaccines through Dec. 31, 2024.

Vaccine Effectiveness: View Data from the CDC

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Rates of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status (CDC)

Make a Vaccine Appointment

Register online at Vaccine Finder or NJ Vaccine Appointment Finder.

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

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.

More Information

More information about COVID-19 vaccination is available at the New Jersey Department of Health website at and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at