New Jersey's Plan


The N.J. Department of Health has developed a thorough plan for vaccinating New Jerseyans against COVID-19, with hundreds of vaccination sites statewide that have already provided the vaccine to millions of New Jerseyans.

Vaccination is available to all eligible people who live, work or attend school in New Jersey. A variety of vaccine options are available to individuals 18 and up, while those ages 5-17 may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Booster shots also are available for ages 18 and up, and you can “mix and match” among the different vaccine types. Whatever your vaccine choice, all have gone through a strict safety review process with scientists and physicians at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. More details about the vaccines are available on our About the Vaccines page.

Vaccination appointments are available now. You have many options for choosing a vaccination site, from hospitals and health clinics to local pharmacies. Use the state links below for helpful information.

Phase 1: Limited Doses Available
  • Healthcare workers who may have contact with infected patients or infectious materials
  • Other essential workers
  • People at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness (over age 65, underlying health conditions, etc.)
Phase 2: Large Amount Available
  • Remainder of those from Phase 1
  • Critical populations
  • General population
Phase 3: Sufficient Supply, Slowing Demand
  • Remainder of those from Phase 2
  • Critical populations
  • General population
Healthcare Workers
  • Hospital
  • Long term care
  • Home care
  • Urgent care, clinics
  • Dialysis centers
  • Dental offices
  • Funeral homes
  • Pharmacies
  • Public health
  • Group homes
  • EMS
Other Essential Workers
  • First responders
  • Food and agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Education/childcare
  • Energy
  • Water/sanitation
  • Law enforcement
  • Government
Adults at Higher Risk
  • Long term care residents
  • 65 years and older
  • Underlying medical conditions
  • Immunocompromised
  • Incarcerated
  • Homeless shelters
  • Group homes
  • Other congregate settings such as psychiatric facilities, seasonal migrant farm workers, etc.
Others at Higher Risk
  • Communities that have disporportionately acquired and/or died from COVID-19
  • Tribal communities
  • Colleges/universities
  • Rural communities
  • People with disabilities
  • People who are under- or uninsured

Source: N.J. Department of Health

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