Update-April 19, 2021
Beginning today, April 19, 2021, all individuals over the age of 16 who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
5 Reasons to Get Vaccinated
Social Media sites offering assist with getting appointments:
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
Find Vaccine Appointments using the State's Appointment Finder (site is Beta)
Keep in mind the demand still outweighs the supply so please be patient. You are strongly encouraged to try to make a vaccine appointment through the individual portals offered by some of the vaccine sites, including the pharmacy sites such as CVS, RiteAid, Wegmans, and ShopRite.
Tips to help get a vaccine appointment at a pharmacy or other location: Check early in the morning. CVS and others open up their appointments early and they book up fast. Be patient and refresh your screen frequently. If you need to create an account, do so in advance and stay signed in. Even though insurance is not necessary, have your insurance information handy in case they are required.
If you are currently on the Princeton waitlist and get your vaccine elsewhere, please email the Princeton Health Department to be removed from the waitlist.
NJ has set up a call center for those over age 65 who need assistance scheduling vaccine appointments. Individuals can call a specific senior hotline, 856-249-7007 between 8a-8p for assistance with scheduling an appointment. There are dedicated appointment slots reserved for those age 65+. Appointment times vary by location.
Princeton COVID-19 Case Data
Updated April 19, 2021:
- Total Positive Cases: 679
- Cases in the past 7 days:5
Highest 7 day total - 39 (12/12/2020-12/18/2020)
Daily Average .71
- Cases in the past 14 days:15
Highest 14 day total - 66 (12/8/2020-12/21/2020)
Daily Average 1.07
Biweekly-Average Age Positive & Average Age Died
Need help getting a vaccine appointment?
Princeton Senior Resource Center is offering help to those in need, navigating the vaccine scheduling system. If you need assistance getting an appointment please register online or contact Carla Servin at (609) 751-9699, ext. 118 or by email email@example.com.
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.
Everyone seeking vaccination should use the State's centralized registration and take the first appointment offered to you.
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.
COVID-19 Testing for Princeton Residents:
Free COVID-19 Testing Available at YMCA
Free drive-through COVID-19 testing is available from Express Med Care at Princeton Family YMCA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week on the lower level of the building, with outdoor tents for individuals to wait and be physically distanced. Appointments can be made, but walk-ins are welcomed. Those who don’t have insurance to cover the test can receive a test at no cost. For more information or to make an appointment, Visit Express Med Care or call 609-785-1844.
Learn more about COVID-19 Testing
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.