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Where to Get The COVID-19 Vaccine in Jersey City

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Where to Get The COVID-19 Vaccine in Jersey City

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has begun and vaccines are being distributed throughout the country. New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, as well as ones being educated in the State. Within six months, New Jersey aims to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population. Therefore, we decided to create this blog to give you more information on the availability of vaccines and other details.

To determine which vaccination phase you are in and be notified when you are eligible for a vaccinepre-register for the vaccine. Jersey City plans to set up multiple, city-sponsored vaccine PODs. Additionally, they have contracted with a company to set up 6 PODs – one in each ward. They will keep us posted via their website here. 

Who is eligible for vaccination at this time?

Currently, vaccines are available to the following groups:

  • Individuals age 55+
  • Individuals age 16-54 with certain medical conditions
  • Individuals age 16-54 with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings
  • Clergy
  • Communications, IT, and media workers
  • Educators and staff, including pre-K to 12 and higher education
  • Eldercare and support workers
  • Elections personnel
  • First responders
  • Healthcare workers
  • Hospitality workers
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in shelters
  • Judicial system workers
  • Laundry services workers
  • Librarians and library support staff
  • Long-term care and high-risk congregate care facility residents and staff
  • Medical supply chain employees
  • Members of tribal communities
  • Migrant farm workers
  • Postal and shipping service workers
  • Public safety workers
  • Real estate, building, and home services workers
  • Retail financial institution workers
  • Sanitation workers
  • Social service workers and support staff
  • Transportation workers
  • Utilities workers
  • Warehousing and logistics workers

Upcoming Eligibility Changes

As of Monday, April 19th, all individuals aged 16 and older will be eligible for vaccination.

If you are eligible to receive a vaccine, there are generally three ways to get vaccinated:

  1. You can make an appointment directly with one of the many designated vaccination sites across the state. Click here to view a full list of these designated vaccination sites.
  2. You can pre-register for the vaccine on the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, and you will be notified when an appointment is available to you. Click here to visit the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System.
  3. Select healthcare facilities, including many hospitals, are offering vaccines directly to their workers. If you work at one of the facilities, you can also contact your employer to learn if the vaccine is available to you from your employer.

Vaccination Locations In Jersey City

How to get vaccinated?

Here is the latest info on walk-up sites. Follow HealthierJC’s Twitter feed for the latest info.

Appointment Center: 201-373-2316

Schedule online here.

Immigrants’ legal questions?

All immigrants are encouraged to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, regardless of status. Please share these answers to general legal questions about vaccinations:

Jersey City Immigrant Affairs: Vaccine FAQ for Immigrants (English)

(9 non-English languages coming very soon, check here.)

Seeking Vaccine Education?

Contact the Jersey City HHS Division of Community Health and Wellness. 

Is there still testing?

Yes! Share this link for citywide testing sites (SpanishArabicHindi)

115 Christopher Columbus Drive
Jersey City
 (201) 451-6300   Alliance Health Center
Christ Hospital
176 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City
 (201) 795-8200  n/a
 USS Juneau Center
110 Hackensack Avenue
Kearny
 n/a Hudson Regional Health Commission
 Bethune Center
140 Martin Luther King Drive
Jersey City
 (201) 547-5688 Jersey City Health Department
355 Grand Street
Jersey City
n/a  Jersey City Medical Center
 50 Belgrove Drive
Kearny
(201) 997-0600 Kearny Health Department
935 Garfield Avenue
Jersey City
n/a  Metropolitan Family Health Network
 324 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City
 (201) 210-0200  North Hudson Community Action
2859-61 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City
n/a Rite Aid Store 01661
981 West Side Avenue
Jersey City
 n/a Rite Aid Store 04812
 324 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City
n/a Riverside Medical Group – Jersey City
 2440 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City
 n/a  Riverside Medical Group – JFK Jersey City

Vaccination Locations In Hudson County

Resources For The State:

  • NJ COVID-19 Information Hub: https://covid19.nj.gov/
  • NJ COVID-19 hotline: 800-222-1222
  • General COVID-19 questions: 2-1-1

As the city distributes vaccines and eligibility increases, Jersey City has set up a free ride structure through a partnership with Uber. This will make it easier for thousands of people in transit deserts to get the vaccine.

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