Are you living, working, or studying in New Jersey and wondering who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Everyone aged 6 months and older is eligible to get vaccinated in the state, and it is highly recommended that they do so as soon as possible. All adults aged 18 and over are eligible to receive the two-dose Pfizer, Moderna two-dose, or J&J single-dose vaccines. Teens aged 12 to 17 are also eligible to receive the Pfizer two-dose vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a tool to help you determine if you are eligible for any additional doses of the vaccine, such as booster doses.
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) who has an appointment in New Jersey. Additionally, Livingston residents can now schedule an appointment at any of the Essex County locations that are currently open. The New Jersey Department of Health is working with many other state, federal, and local agencies to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine on an equitable basis throughout all communities in the state. The state is also organizing pop-up COVID-19 vaccination events, mobile vaccination clinics, and other events in New Jersey.
If you have lost your vaccination card, you can call the site where you were vaccinated to request a new one or a copy of your vaccination record. Essex County is also looking for volunteers to help out at vaccination centers. Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible for the vaccine, and the CDC recommends receiving a booster dose 5 months after their primary vaccination series with Pfizer. You will not be charged for either the initial series of vaccines or for a booster shot, but the vaccine provider may bill your insurer a fee for administering the vaccine.