COVID-19 Information & News

Beginning today, April 19, 2021, all individuals aged 16 and older that work, live, or study in New Jersey are eligible for vaccination.

Please follow the steps below to register for a vaccine:  

1.    Pre-register on the New Jersey vaccination registration portal (NJVSS) This site will display one’s eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. Once the registration is complete, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) will reply with an e-mail assigning you to the appropriate Phase. NJDOH will follow up with a separate e-mail when it is time to schedule an appointment (See #2 for information on scheduling an appointment). If you experience an error or need help registering with the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, you can complete an online form or call 855-568-0545 for customer service phone support. 

2.    Review a list of the NJ COVID-19 vaccine locations. The list of locations receiving and administering the COVID-19 vaccine is expanding daily, so check this site often. These locations will provide more accessibility for the general population. Some clinic locations are utilizing their own registration portal, links to these locations can be found on the vaccine location list. Registering with the clinic locations utilizing their own portals will increase your chance of getting an appointment for a vaccine. 

3.    Find an appointment using the State's Vaccine Appointment Finder.

Princeton Health Department is seeking homebound Princeton residents that have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine (and do not currently have an appointment) that are interested in receiving a vaccine. Specifically, the health department is seeking individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to illness, injury, or other related mobility issues. To inquire on eligibility for receiving the vaccine, please email the health department's Vulnerable Population Outreach Coordinator, Gwen Krol or call (609)497-7608, ext. 1478.

If you are on the Princeton waitlist and receive your vaccine elsewhere, please notify the Princeton Health Department to remove your name from the list. 

There are some social media sites offering assistance in getting a vaccine. Here are some from Twitter and Facebook:

If you are on Twitter follow @C19VaxxUpdates and @nj_vaccine for updates on when appointments are available throughout the state.
Facebook-Join the New Jersey Covid Vaccine Info group

Everyone seeking vaccination should use the State's centralized registration and take the first appointment offered to you. 

NJ COVID-19 Dashboard offers an insight on the COVID cases and vaccines distributed to date. Select the "Vaccination Overview" tab to view how many doses have been administered and the breakdown by County.

April 13, 2021
Statement from the New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on the pause of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine administration. 

Out of an abundance of caution and following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the New Jersey Department of Health this morning paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine across all vaccination sites in the state.

The CDC and the FDA are reviewing the data involving six reported cases—among nearly 7 million doses administered in the U.S.—in women between the ages of 18 and 48 who received the J&J vaccine. Symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. In these cases, a type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets. Both the CDC and FDA have said that these adverse events are extremely rare. According to the FDA and CDC, individuals who have received the vaccine and develop abdominal pain, leg pain, shortness of breath, severe headache or other unusual symptoms within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.

All New Jersey vaccination sites have been told to cancel or put on hold appointments for the J&J vaccine until further notice. For individuals scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine, the Department will work with all vaccination sites to make arrangements for the administration of an alternative two-dose vaccine. We will work with all sites, as needed, to reschedule vaccination appointments.

The Department will await further guidance from the federal government. The federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss these adverse events and make recommendations to the CDC on how to proceed.


Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

04/19/2021-Princeton Total COVID-19 Cases: 679

Cases in the past 7 days: 5 (Daily Average 0.71)
Highest 7 day total = 39
(12/12/2020 - 12/18/2020)

Cases in the past 14 days: 15 (Daily Average 1.07)
Highest 14 day total = 66
(12/8/2020 - 12/21/2020)