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Current New Jersey Vaccination Guidelines

Pfizer-BioNTech - 12 and older - Pfizer Fact Sheet
Moderna - 18 and older - Moderna Fact Sheet (En Español)
J&J Janssen - 18 and older - J&J Fact Sheet (En Español)

All individuals aged 12 and older are eligible for vaccination.

Use https://vaccinefinder.org/ to search for available appointments in your area.

The Sussex County Division of Senior Services (973-579-0555) helps seniors over the age of 65 who need assistance making an appointment. Seniors citizens 65+ can also call the state operated senior-specific hotline at (856) 249-7007 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to schedule dedicated COVID-19 appointments statewide.

Vaccination Q & A

NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: 855-568-0545


The Additional 3rd Dose of Moderna or Pfizer for Immunocompromised Individuals is Now Available

The New Jersey Department of Health has announced that they are recommending the use of the additional 3rd dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals. At this time there is no guidance for immunocompromised individuals who have received the J&J/Janssen vaccine.

Individuals who qualify for an additional 3rd dose may include those who have:

  1. Received 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna Vaccines, and at least 28 days since the 2nd dose.

AND

  1. Have AT LEAST one of the following conditions:
  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day) or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for an additional 3rd dose, please contact your healthcare provider.

For Those Who Qualify:

The Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing is now administering the additional 3rd dose of Moderna vaccine to those who have previously received 2 doses of Moderna vaccine and are moderately to severely immunocompromised, at our in-office walk-in clinics!

Clinics occur every Thursday from 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm

The Office of Public Health Nursing is located at:

201 Wheats Worth Road

Hamburg, NJ 07419

Please bring proof of previous vaccination with you!

 

At this time the Office of Public Health Nursing does not administer the Pfizer vaccine.

To find a vaccination location that offers the Pfizer vaccine visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder

 

For assistance with your COVID-19 vaccinations please contact:

The Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing

973-579-0570 ext. 1211 for English

Or

973-579-0570 ext. 1248 for Spanish


Clinic Location or Sponsor Description
Sussex County is offering walk-in clinics. See above for more information.

As the demand for vaccine has declined, appointments for first dose vaccinations are no longer available at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Sussex County will be vaccinating residents at pop-up clinics at various locations throughout the County.

If you are interested in getting vaccinated, please contact Aimee Maul at the Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing at 973-579-0570, ext. 1211 or email amaul@sussex.nj.us. Spanish speaking residents can contact Claudia Yepes at 973-579-0570, ext. 1248 or cyepes@sussex.nj.us.

The County of Sussex is only able to accept those 18 years or older due to the use of the Moderna and J&J Vaccines.

Be sure to complete, print and sign the vaccine consent form and review the Moderna or J&J EUA fact sheet.
Current Vaccination Guidelines
Vaccine Consent Form
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (En Español)
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (En Español)
v-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
COVID-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts
COVID-19 vaccine scheduling information for seniors age 65+ Seniors 65+ can call the senior-specific hotline at 856-249-7007 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. to schedule dedicated COVID-19 vaccine appointments
or
Seniors 65+ can call Walmart stores directly for dedicated appointments Store Directory.
Atlantic Health
System
Sign up for Vaccine Appointment Alerts from Atlantic Health System.
ShopRite Pharmacies At this time, select ShopRite Pharmacies - including 39 ShopRite Pharmacies in New Jersey and our ShopRite Pharmacy in Pearl River, New York - are working to offer vaccines in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
Rite Aid
Pharmacies
Now Vaccinating Educators. Rite Aid is proud to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to pre-K to high school educators, school staff and childcare program staff. Schedule & get tested today!
Walgreens To schedule an appointment over the phone, call your local Walgreens pharmacy or 1-800-WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733).
Walmart Available at no cost in select locations based on eligibility.
Weis Pharmacy
Services
Weis Markets pharmacies in New Jersey are administering the Johnson and Johnson one dose, COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 65 and older, paid and unpaid health care workers, first responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals, residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate care facilities, and those with pre-existing conditions per state guidelines. Immunizations are by appointment only.
NJ Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS) - covidvaccine.nj.gov COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to hospitals and clinics across New Jersey. You can reserve your spot to get a vaccine now by pre-registering here. We'll ask some questions to determine when you are eligible to receive a vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccine Locations for Eligible Recipients Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately. The federal supply of vaccine to New Jersey remains limited. However, this list is updated frequently and new sites will be added continually.
https://vaccinefinder
.org/
Find COVID-19 vaccines near you.
https://covid19.nj.gov/
finder/
Search for available vaccine appointments at locations across the State of New Jersey. Browse the list of sites or search by county by selecting your desired county from the menu.
How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I'm homebound? If you are unable to leave the home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or are the healthcare provider or family caregiver of someone who is homebound, you may request an in-home vaccination appointment.

Please contact the local health department for the county in which you reside for access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Directory of Local Health Departments in NJ.


Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services
COVID-19 Vaccination Planning Q & A
January 15, 2021

Several of the links below will take you to NJDOH sites for updates.

Are two doses required?

Moderna and Pfizer require two doses, Janssen requires a single dose.

Will I get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine?

Not all sites administer all vaccines, so it is important to check with your vaccination site before scheduling a visit to ensure you are eligible. The County of Sussex is administering Moderna and J&J vaccines (18+).

How do I schedule my second vaccination?

Your vaccination provider will provide your second appointment date and time.

Who and how are priorities set for obtaining vaccinations?

Sussex County receives direction from the New Jersey Department of Health. Review the most current vaccination guidelines.

I have underlying health issues and I am scared about a reaction to the vaccination? What happens if I have a reaction?

Consult your medical provider if you have any concerns or have ever experienced an allergic reaction, even a mild reaction to a vaccination or food. Your physician is the best source of guidance. If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, consult your physician. If you are breast feeding, consult your physician. Please do not simply rely upon internet sources. Trained Public Health Nurses are at Sussex County vaccination sites. A protocol for monitoring you immediately after receiving a vaccination is in place. You should anticipate remaining at the vaccination site for 15 minutes and in some cases (if you have experienced past allergic reactions to foods or mild reactions to a vaccine) 30 minutes. The protocol will be explained to you upon arrival. If you have had a significant reaction to a vaccine in the past such as hives, trouble breathing or other symptom, you may not qualify to receive a vaccination through the Sussex County site. Clinics with a higher level of healthcare support are better suited to handle a negative reaction to the vaccine.

How do I get my children vaccinated?

Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is approved for 12 years of age or older while Moderna and J&J are approved for 18 years and older according to limitations assigned by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Can I just get my vaccinations from my pharmacy or medical provider?

Absolutely. Please review the list of providers above or visit https://vaccinefinder.org/.

A number of links are provided below with additional information. Please spend a few minute reading the data presented by Pfizer, Moderna, the NJ Department of Health and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Links will be refreshed as new date is released.

EUA Moderna Factsheet for Recipients and Caregivers:
Moderna Factsheet (En Español)

EUA Pfizer Factsheet for Recipients and Caregivers:
Pfizer Factsheet

COVID-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts:
COVID-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility:
Vaccine Eligibility

Questions and Answers about COVID-19 Vaccines from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP):
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Vax Matters Newsletter:
Vax Matters Newsletter

Please stay healthy and safe.

Sussex County Coronavirus Information