Vaccinations Arrive at Pharmacies but Appointments Fill Up Immediately

Governor Murphy and NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced on February 10th press conference that doses of the coronavirus vaccine will arrive at Rite Aid and CVS locations across New Jersey on February 11th  and 12th.

CVS will receive 19,900 doses of the vaccine through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership, while Rite Aid should receive around 7,500 doses, Murphy said during his Wednesday news conference.

Rite Aid has yet to announce pharmacy locations as of Thursday, but consumers should keep checking.

 CVS confirmed the location of stores that will receive the vaccine (see below).

At CVS, patients must register in advance at

or through the CVS Pharmacy app. People without online access can contact CVS customer service: (800) 746-7287.

Even though all appointments on Thursday were immediately booked, individuals are urged to keep trying. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.

Here are the towns where CVS is providing the vaccine:

  • Brigantine
  • Cedar Grove
  • Chatham
  • Dumont
  • East Brunswick
  • Edison
  • Elizabeth
  • Flemington
  • Green Brook
  • Hackettstown
  • Harrison Township
  • Hazlet
  • Highlands
  • Ledgewood
  • Northvale
  • Princeton
  • Ringwood
  • Seaside Heights
  • Tabernacle
  • Union
  • Union City
  • Vernon
  • Villas
  • Vineland
  • Voorhees
  • West Orange
  • Whiting

As more supply becomes available, the company will expand to more locations and offer additional appointments. With or without a vaccine, please continue to take other prevention measures – social distancing and wearing TWO masks – a cloth mask over the paper mask – when you are in high-risk environments (grocery store, gyms, etc.). New research by the Centers for Disease Control shows that transmission of the virus can be reduced by up to 96.5 percent if both an infected individual and an uninfected individual wear tightly fitted surgical masks or a cloth-and-surgical-mask combination.

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