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COVID-19 Vaccine

Who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine now?

Health care workers, long-term care residents and staff, first responders and people who are over age 65 or are age 16-64 with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are eligible.

Our goal is to vaccinate everyone who wants to receive a vaccine. We are following the priority guidelines outlined by the State of New Jersey. As additional phases open, we will provide updates here.

Read the state's plan >

How can I get the vaccine?

If you're eligible now, an appointment is required. Please understand that vaccine supply is limited and changing often. We ask for your patience and are opening up appointment availability as soon as we receive additional vaccines. 

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Who is getting the vaccine?

Health care worker gives a thumbs up after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Thousands of people, including doctors, nurses and other health care workers, have been vaccinated through our program. That number continues to grow as we work to expand access in accordance with New Jersey's phased distribution approach. 


Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center

Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care

Atlantic Health Pavilion - Pompton Plains

Atlantic Urgent Care at Clark

Hackettstown Medical Center - Medical Office Building

Newton Medical Center

475 South Street - Morristown

Vaccines are in extremely short supply and appointments are being added regularly as we receive vaccine supply from the state.

Sign up for appointment alerts to get on the list for a notification to schedule at one of these centers based on your eligiblity. 

How can I learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines?

The first vaccines authorized for use are messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines, making them remarkably safe and effective. Unlike vaccines that put a weakened or inactive germ in our bodies, these new vaccines use noninfectious, synthetic mRNA to produce antibodies that protect us from infection if we are exposed to the virus.

Physicians and scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration follow a rigorous regulatory review process to ensure the safety and effectiveness of all vaccines. That process is underway for these vaccines, which have impressive clinical trial effectiveness rates of approximately 95%.

What are the potential side effects from a COVID-19 vaccine?

A side effect is any undesirable effect shown by studies to be caused by a medical intervention – including vaccines. Vaccines are designed to cause immune responses to enable your body to withstand a later infection. This means that one common side effect of vaccines are relatively mild, flu-like symptoms that go away without medical intervention within a few days. In rare cases, severe adverse reactions can also occur. Read the FDA’s fact sheet for each vaccine to understand the risks.

COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Thursday, January 21 at 1:00pm

The journey is underway to make sure every eligible person who wants to receive the vaccine can get it. Watch our Community Conversation to find out how Atlantic Health System is opening new doors for vaccine distribution and what’s being done to increase capacity from Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO and Kevin Lenahan, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Watch a replay >

Stay Vigilant

Let’s keep masking, keep distancing and keep washing our hands until we've beaten COVID. Continue to protect yourself and others with simple precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more >

Get Notified When Vaccine Appointments Are Available

Receive alerts by text or email and learn when appointments are available. The alerts will have a link to book your appointment.

Appointments are required at all vaccine locations. Walk-ins not permitted.

Appointments are very limited and become available as we receive vaccine doses. This is changing often and this notification system will keep you up to date.

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