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.
AT THIS TIME, THERE ARE NO APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE.
Appointments are being added regularly. Sign up for appointment alerts and check back later for updates.
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
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
Will more appointments become available?
Available appointments are based on the vaccine supply received from the State of New Jersey. Appointments are added regularly and our website will be updated. Our goal is to provide a vaccine for everyone who wants it, however we ask for your patience as the process takes time. Please follow eligibility criteria closely to reserve available appointments for those identified as high risk for COVID-19.
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
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.
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 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.
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 do I cancel my appointment?
If you are signed up for appointment reminders, reply CANCEL to the text message reminder you receive.
You can also 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 the appropriate vaccine appointment under the “Future Visits” section. You will be directed to the “Appointment Details Screen” where you will be able to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
There are no calls being taken at this time.
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.
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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