COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Info

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COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Information
All NJ residents age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Many vaccine appointments are available.

1. CVS
Click “Schedule a COVID Vaccine.” 

2. St. Joseph’s Hospital
Vaccine appointment number: 973-910-2502
Or online:
Three sites (two in Paterson and one in Wayne). They administer Pfizer vaccines to ages 16 and older. Parent or guardian must accompany those under age 18.

3. Newark Federal vaccination site
Vaccine appointment number: 855-568-0545, Dial 5
This site provides Pfizer vaccines for ages 16 and older. They are also able to schedule at other locations that provide Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

4. Meridian Healthcare
You can now schedule a vaccine appointment with a weeks’ worth of dates and times at one of 11 sites in NJ. The mega center in the Meadowlands/East Rutherford is one of their sites and provides Pfizer vaccines ages 16 and older. Other sites listed provide Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.

Click “Moderna dose 1” and put in 07110 (Nutley) as the Zip Code
or Click “Pfizer dose 1” and type in 07035 or 07424 as the Zip Code.

6. The following sites typically open many spots on Friday and have been staying open for a few days:
City of Clifton opens at 3 PM on Friday for a drive thru Moderna clinic ages 18 and older –
Walgreens opens slots for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines –
COSTCO opens slots with each store location offering a different vaccine. Currently, the Clifton location offers Moderna FOR ages 18 and older –

7. Atlantic Health System
Many openings and locations

8. Holy Name Hospital
They will send an email (within 24 hours) with a link to register for an appointment with many dates and times to choose from. Vaccination is at the Rodda Center in Teaneck. They provide Pfizer age 16 and above.

9. Passaic County
Moderna vaccine for residents and workers or students of the Passaic county only.

10. City of Passaic
Call 973-365-5656
They should return your call within a week and schedule a vaccine appointment usually at St. Mary’s Hospital with a Moderna vaccine. Please see the note from Mayor Lora to call him if one has not been contacted within a week:

11. Available appointments in all of NJ

For timely openings please join the Passaic-Clifton Vaccine WhatsApp group:

For further assistance, please contact Yaffa Buchen at 917-359-4182 (please respect her time and try other options first)

Please contact your primary care physician with any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Updated May 10, 2021
Data collected from the New Jersey State website, CDC, and Passaic County website

All individuals aged 16 and older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

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.

If you are eligible to receive a vaccine, 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. Please note that many of these sites may be fully-booked. If sites are booked, attempt to call other locations in the area as spots may become available. No professional or medical documentation is required. 

If you are not eligible to receive the vaccine yet, you cannot skip the line. If you don’t qualify for a vaccine at this time, register on the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System and they will notify you when the vaccine is available for you. 

Specific dates have not been set for when the next group of individuals will receive the vaccine. This page will be updated daily with any additional information that becomes available 

No. The vaccine has been fully paid for by the US government and will be delivered to you at no cost. No insurance needed. 
Click here to learn how to avoid COVID-19 vaccine scams.

There will be more vaccines available each week and in the coming months. Everyone is urged to be patient and understanding that everyone wants to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

There are currently over 4 million people in New Jersey who are eligible to be vaccinated, while there are approximately 100,000 doses available each week. While people are encouraged to pre-register, there are currently many more people seeking vaccination than there are appointments available across the state.

Although frustrating and time consuming, you should check every single day, as new slots are constantly opening up. 

If you experience an error or need support with the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, you can:

  1. Complete an online form at
  2. Call 1-855-568-0545 for phone support

Note: Due to high call volumes, callers are experiencing long wait times. Your call will be answered in the order it was received. 

About The NJ Vaccine Call Center
The State’s toll-free vaccination hotline (1-855-568-0545) is available to assist callers with identifying if they are currently eligible for a vaccination, pre-register for the vaccine, and to help them identify locations nearest to them where they can get vaccinated.

The hotline is open from 8 AM – 8 PM every day and can help callers in more than 240 different languages.

Due to limited vaccine supply, appointments continue to be limited and will not be immediately available for callers. As appointments become available in NJVSS the call center agents will be fully trained and ready to assist with scheduling.

In the near future, call center agents will also be able to assist callers in looking up registrations, scheduling appointments, and editing appointments in NJVSS.

Everyone should receive two doses of vaccine in order to have maximum protection against the virus.

  • If you made your first dose appointment through the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, you will receive an automatically scheduled second dose appointment by the end of day on Saturday, January 30. You will receive an email confirmation with the details of the second dose appointment.
  • If you received your first dose by booking directly with a vaccine clinic and did not use the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, you likely scheduled a second dose appointment when you had your first appointment. If you did not receive a second dose appointment at the time of receiving your first dose, you need to contact the site where you received your first vaccine for assistance scheduling the second dose.
  • If you received a first dose at the Gloucester County Megasite before the state scheduling system was available you will be contacted directly by this site. The Gloucester County Megasite has already begun contacting individuals to schedule a second dose appointment.

It is recommended that individuals get their second dose as close to the recommended date as possible:
For Pfizer: 21 days after first dose
For Moderna: 28 days after first dose
However, there is no known loss of efficacy of the second dose as long as someone receives the second dose within six weeks of receiving their first dose.

As of February 9th, the Call Center’s ability to schedule appointments has been temporarily paused to streamline the system and ensure the needs of callers are met.

Are you struggling with emotional stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic?

COVID Support Hotline: 973-842-4463

Open Sunday – Thursday 6 AM – 12 AM, Friday 6 AM – 4 PM

Brought to you through the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP). The CCP is provided by Jewish Family Service of Clifton-Passaic in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is funded through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant.