Everyone age 6 months and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey and it is recommended that they get vaccinated as soon as possible. All adults (18 years of age and older) are eligible to receive the two-dose Pfizer, Moderna two-dose, or J%26J single-dose vaccines. All teens ages 12 to 17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer two-dose vaccine. Everyone age 5 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey and it is recommended that they get vaccinated as soon as possible.
This tool developed by the CDC can help you determine if you are eligible to receive any additional doses of the COVID vaccine, such as booster doses. NJ 211 offers free travel to and from vaccination centers in partnership with United Way Worldwide and Lyft. NJ 211 has partnered with United Way Worldwide and Lyft to offer free or discounted transportation to vaccination appointments for anyone 18 and older (or traveling with an adult) and having an appointment in New Jersey. Livingston residents are now eligible to schedule an appointment at any of the Essex County locations that are currently open.
As New Jersey plans and then distributes the COVID-19 vaccine, check here frequently for the latest news and information on vaccine availability, as well as other important resources. New Jersey is implementing COVID-19 vaccines step by step to care for all adults who live, work, or study in the state. You should get a small white card at your vaccination appointment with your name, date of birth, name of the vaccine you received, and the date it was given. For more information on vaccine costs and insurance coverage, visit the COVID-19 Information Center.
The Department of Health is working with many other state, federal and local agencies to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to all communities in New Jersey on an equitable basis. Attend a mobile or pop-up vaccination event The state is organizing pop-up COVID-19 vaccination events, mobile vaccination clinics and other events in New Jersey. If you lost your vaccination card, call the site where you were vaccinated to request a new one or a copy of your vaccination record. Essex County is looking for people who are interested in volunteering to help at vaccination centers.
Children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible and CDC recommends receiving a booster dose 5 months after their primary vaccination series with Pfizer. You won't be charged for the initial series of vaccines or for a booster shot, but the vaccine provider may bill your insurer a fee for administering the vaccine.