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Vaccine Appointments

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are being made available at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center. Until the vaccine can be produced in large quantities, New Jersey is rolling out vaccines using a phased approach. First, the vaccine will be available to certain groups of people who have been identified as high risk for COVID-19. 


Vaccines are in extremely short supply and appointments fill up quickly. As soon as more vaccine is made available, more appointments will be offered and those eligible will be notified. 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.

A health care worker receives a COVID-19 vaccine.

When available, scheduling is open to those who are:

  • health care workers
  • long-term care residents and staff
  • first responders
  • age 65 or older
  • age 16-64 with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19

Learn more about who is eligible >

Appointments are limited at this time. Eligibility criteria will be expanded over time based on the State of New Jersey's vaccination plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Get an Appointment

Who can make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment 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.

How can I get the vaccine?

Sign up for appointment alerts to get notifications to schedule at one of Atlantic Health System's centers based on your eligiblity.

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

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 Learn more about the state's eligibility criteria >

Will more appointments become available?

Available appointments are based on the vaccine supply received from the State of New Jersey. Appointments are added regularly. Our goal is to provide a vaccine for everyone who wants it, however we ask for your patience as the process takes time. We're following the state's eligibility criteria for appointments.

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Things to Know for Your Appointment

What should I do if I’m feeling sick on the day of my vaccine appointment?

We will not be able to administer your vaccine if any of these conditions apply on the day of your appointment:

  • If you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • If, within the past 14 days, you have been in close physical contact (six feet or closer for a cumulative total of 15 minutes) with someone who has laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If you are isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19.
  • If you are currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test.

Please be sure to cancel your appointment if any of these conditions arise.

How do I cancel my appointment?

Use MyChart to cancel or reschedule your appointment online. If you’re new to MyChart, click register to set up your account. You will be prompted to answer questions to verify your identity.
Sign In >                            Register >                         Learn More >

Once you’re logged into MyChart, click “Visits” in the menu. Then, select your vaccine appointment under the “Future Visits” section. Cancel or reschedule on the “Appointment Details Screen.”

If you are signed up for appointment reminders, reply CANCEL to the text message reminder you receive.

Can I check in online?

MyChart is your secure connection to Atlantic Health System. Use it to manage your appointment, access your health records and check in online. MyChart eCheck-In allows you to update your personal information, verify and/or update your insurance coverage, upload a copy of your insurance card, update allergies and medications and complete your consent form before your appointment.

Sign In >                            Register >                         Learn More >

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Your driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID
  • Your insurance card (if applicable)
  • A mask to wear – and please also follow all social distancing and safety guidelines
  • A copy of your appointment confirmation (print or electronic) 

Note that insurance is not required to get a vaccine and there will be no charges or copays to the vaccine recipient. However, as authorized, insurance providers will be billed for vaccine administration. Please wear comfortable clothing that can be adjusted so we can access your shoulder and upper arm to administer your COVID-19 vaccine.

How do I find the vaccination center?

Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center 

Navigate to the Rockaway Townsquare Mall at 301 Mount Hope Avenue in Rockaway, NJ. When you arrive, park at the former Sears building in the northern part of the mall. The vaccine center is located in the lower level of the building, closest to Macy’s and Raymour & Flanigan. Please use the outside entrance.  Get directions >

Use the links below to get directions to our other centers:

Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care
333 Route 46 West, Mountain Lakes, NJ
Get directions >

Atlantic Health Pavilion
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
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Atlantic Urgent Care at Clark
140 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
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Atlantic Visiting Nurse
200 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ
Get directions >

Hackettstown Medical Center - Medical Office Building
653 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ
Get directions >

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street, Newton, NJ
Get directions >

475 South Street - Morristown
475 South Street, Morristown, NJ
Get directions >

How early should I arrive?

Please arrive at the vaccine center 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time for screening and registration. Please plan ahead — to ensure safety and orderly delivery of vaccines, your appointment will be canceled if you do not arrive within 15 minutes of the appointment time. 

Plan to stay 15-30 minutes after the vaccine is administered for observation.

Is there a cost to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

New Jersey is distributing COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the state. Vaccines will be distributed without regard to insurance or immigration status.

There will be no charges or copays to the vaccine recipient. However, as authorized, insurance providers will be billed for vaccine administration. For those without insurance, vaccination is free of charge.

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.

How is the vaccine is administered?

Your COVID-19 vaccine will be administered into the central part of your deltoid muscle (upper arm) approximately two to three inches below your shoulder. Please wear comfortable clothing that can be adjusted so we can access your shoulder and upper arm to administer your COVID-19 vaccine.

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%.

Will I still need to wear a mask and take other precautions?

Yes, follow preventive guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention like handwashing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask to protect yourself and others before and after vaccination. It takes as much as a few weeks for the immune system to respond effectively to the vaccine, and both doses are necessary for the vaccine to be fully effective. Even after you're fully vaccinated, preventative measures are still necessary to help protect the community.

It may still be possible for those who are vaccinated to become infected and to spread that infection to others without being symptomatic. 

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