Covid Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Local Updates

 

COVID-19 vaccinations are provided based on eligibility established by the New Jersey Department of Health. Click here to learn if you are eligible for the vaccine.

PLEASE NOTE: Vaccine availability is not keeping pace with eligibility and registrations so expect delays for an appointment. In addition, scheduled appointments may be postponed based on vaccine availability.

The City of Trenton is operating Phase 1 closed vaccine sites for first responders, healthcare professionals and individuals with high-risk conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to the virus. All residents interested in the vaccine should reserve a spot on the state portal at covidvaccine.nj.gov or call 855-568-0545.
Any residents who need help registering should contact the City Department of Health at (609)-989-3242 or covidvac@trentonnj.org.

For up-to-date information regarding free public access to COVID-19 vaccines and to register for vaccination, visit the NJ Department of Health webpage 

Download COVID-19 Vaccine Info in English and en español

Instrucciones de Registración para la Vacuna de COVID-19

NJDOH toll-free phone line for vaccine registration: 855-568-0545 The hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day and can help callers in more in more than 200 languages incluyendo español.

NJ Human Services’ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has developed a COVID-19 pre-vaccination communication card checklist as a tool to help communicate vital information before receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. To access these cards, visit these links: English Spanish

For information about Mercer County vaccine sites, email publichealth@mercercounty.org.

Below please find resources recommended by local health care providers.

Vaccine Distribution

To register for vaccination, visit the NJ Department of Health webpage

Registration places you on a statewide waiting list; you will be assigned an eligibility status based on responses to questions and notified via email.

Other sites, such as pharmacies, may also offer vaccinations to eligible persons through their own registration process. For a list of sites and contact information, visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients.

New Jersey has launched a vaccine dashboard which will provide daily updates on doses administered.

The New Jersey COVID19 Dashboard, also notes first doses and second doses, and the split between Pfizer and Moderna. The dashboard includes a breakdown of vaccine administrations by county, age group, gender and race/ethnicity as well as a map of vaccination sites.

New Jersey recently expanded vaccination eligibility to people age 65 and older, plus people ages 16 to 64 with certain chronic medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus.

These individuals join those already eligible: front-line health care workers, residents and staff of long-term and congregate facilities in Phase 1A, and sworn law enforcement personnel, firefighters and other first responders in Phase 1B.

According to NJDOH, more than 243,000. individuals have been vaccinated, including 6,191 in Mercer County.

Qualifying individuals are now eligible to receive a vaccine at one of the COVID vaccine locations.

The state will roll out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all who live, work or study in the state in a series of phases to ensure limited vaccines are distributed in a fair and equitable manner.

NJDOH Phase 1A Fact Sheet 12.28.20

New Jersey in mid-December began vaccinating Phase 1A, including healthcare workers, who are paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.

Info for Health Care Providers

New Jersey is calling on retired health care professionals with vaccination skills to volunteer with the New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps.

Register today: njlmn.njlincs.net

Trenton Vaccine FAQ

As information becomes available, THT will address your frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines, distribution plans and procedures. Submit your questions here.

Please note: Vaccine distribution to the general public is anticpated to begin in March/April 2021. 

Recommended Resources
Events

Preguntas de la comunidad y respuestas sobre el virus COVID-19, en español

TrentonHealth Team, LALDEF, Henry J. Austin Health Center y Rutgers University Institute for Health invita a la comunidad de Trenton a una sesión en internet de preguntas y respuestas sobre la seguridad y eficacia de las vacunas contra el virus COVID-19. Estamos especialmente agradecidos a El Latino Spirit.

Ver video aquí

Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe & Effective? 1.28.21

Watch video of Q&A with a panel of medical experts and community leaders responding to questions from the community about the science of COVID-19 vaccines, and plans for distribution. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Kemi Alli, Chief Executive Officer at Henry J. Austin Health Center
  • Rev. Dr. William Coleman, Minister for Health at Shiloh Baptist Church and Vice President for the Health Ministry Association
  • Carolyn Lewis-Spruill, NP Capital Health System, former Director of City of Trenton Health and Human Services
  • Dolores Conover, M.S. Biochemistry
  • Dr. XinQi Dong, director Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.

 

What’s NJ’s vaccine message? We hear your frustration, but better times are ahead

Health commissioner Judy Persichilli headlined an NJ Spotlight News roundtable on the vaccine. Here are the highlights

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