This article was up to date Friday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m.

UNION COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey has been increasing the variety of publicly listed COVID-19 vaccination websites, and the state continues to announce new areas in Union County and elsewhere.

Some are accepting appointments instantly, however some should not. But the state has recommended reaching out to these websites and seeing if getting an appointment is feasible (see the Union County listing of vaccine websites under).

Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli stated the state plans to extend the variety of vaccination websites past 300. State officers have stated the purpose is to vaccinate 70 % of the grownup inhabitants by the spring.

Gov. Phil Murphy introduced that New Jersey has created a county-by-county vaccine hub that stories the variety of immunizations throughout the state.

Health officers stated not all websites are publicly listed as a result of some should not open to the general public, resembling prisons and psychiatric hospitals.

Persichilli stated New Jersey presently would not have a variety of vaccine availability, however she expects that to alter quickly. The incoming Biden presidential administration has stated that it plans to significantly develop the variety of vaccine doses obtainable to the American public.

New Jersey just lately expanded the listing of eligible individuals, permitting police and fireplace professionals and folks older than 65 to get the vaccine. Read extra: NJ Expands COVID Vaccine To 65 & Older, Those With Medical Issues

Persichilli stated the state has administered at the least 36 % of vaccine doses allotted. Hospitals have administered vaccines at the least 50 % of their well being care employees.

Her hope is to proceed to develop the variety of “mega-sites” in conference facilities and huge areas, aiming for 1,000 individuals vaccinated a day.

You can discover out in the event you qualify by going right here: When Can You Get COVID-19 Vaccine In NJ? Here’s The New 2021 List

What’s new this week

  • On Friday, town of Summit introduced that it could open a web site on Monday that any New Jersey resident in the 1A and 1B eligibility teams can use. (More particulars are right here: New Coronavirus Vaccination Center To Open In Summit.)
  • The state has famous: “Vaccination phases are tentative and subject to change. The movement between vaccination eligibility phases may be fluid. One phase may overlap with another. Not all individuals in each phase will be vaccinated before opening to additional groups, and not all groups within a specific phase will be made eligible to receive the vaccine at the same time.”
  • Aside from these websites, there will likely be extra medical practices, hospitals, and pharmacies getting the vaccine, so you could need to test your native pharmacy or grocery store. CVS stated a few of their tales might get the vaccine subsequent week (27 CVS Pharmacies In NJ To Give Out Vaccine).
  • As of Friday, greater than 458,000 Americans had died of the virus. (You can see which states had the best loss of life toll in the previous week on this CDC map.)

Here are the presently listed public vaccine websites in Union County. Many will solely vaccinate individuals 18 and up for now, so test the small print.

City of Elizabeth Health Department
418 Palmer St.
Elizabeth NJ, 07202
(908) 820-4250
Pre-register at

Union County Department of Health (Note: This web site has been faraway from the state listing for now)

400 North Avenue East, Westfield
(908) 518-5620

Neighborhood Health Services – Plainfield
1700 Myrtle Avenue Plainfield
(908) 540-0229

Rahway Health Department
1 City Hall Plaza Rahway
(732) 827-2000

RMG Urgent Care Center Springfield
200 US Highway 22 Springfield
(973) 376-4341

RWJ Rahway Clinic
865 Stone Street Rahway
(732) 381-4200

ShopRite Pharmacy #163

76 Central Ave.
Clark, NJ 07066

ShopRite Pharmacy Of Elizabeth
865 West Grand St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Union County – Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Other data

  • Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines, together with the Moderna vaccine, are a brand new sort of vaccine that does not embody the weakened virus, however teaches human cells to make a protein that triggers the immune response (learn extra about that right here).
  • Gov. Phil Murphy reportedly stated final week that he’d like to begin vaccinating most people by Memorial Day.
  • Here is a hyperlink to see the up to date listing of individuals eligible in New Jersey.

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Here are statewide coronavirus sources:

  • NJ COVID-19 Information Hub:
  • General COVID-19 questions: 2-1-1
  • NJ COVID-19 hotline: (800) 222-1222

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UPDATE: New Jersey has launched the listing that reveals, in order, when you will get the COVID-19 vaccine and the place. Here’s what it’s best to know.

By Tom Davis, Patch Staff