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Posted on: January 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Instructions: January 12, 2020

The NJ DOH website allows any eligible individuals to pre-register for the vaccine and offers those in the authorized 1A priority group the ability to schedule appointments at the listed, participating sites. See below for the DOH site and instructions.

Once pre-registered and the pre-registered individuals’ priority group is authorized to receive vaccine, a notification will be sent via email alerting the pre-registered individual to make their appointment at one of the participating vaccination sites listed on the NJDOH website and in the appointment link that will be specified.  

The NJDOH vaccination information page has lots of valuable, updated information on COVID-19 vaccinations and allows for individuals to pre-register for vaccine. Please follow this link to the New Jersey Department of Health vaccine information page. This vaccination information webpage is updated regularly with the newest information available. It includes information about the following: 

  • Details about the different vaccines that have been developed, approved, and deployed
  • The definition of each priority group (Currently, Phase 1A of vaccination will include healthcare workers, police and fire personnel; Phase 1B will include frontline essential workers and individuals 75 and over; Phase 1C will include other essential workers, adults 65-74, and persons aged 16-64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19. Phase 2 will include the general public, ages 16 and above. The definition of the priority groups in each phase may be adjusted, as circumstances evolve. 
  • The priority group currently eligible to get vaccinated will be specified on this NJDOH website (Currently, only Healthcare workers, Police and Fire in group Phase 1A are eligible) 
  • Under the “Getting Vaccinated” heading on the right side of the webpage, there is a link to alist of vaccination sites where those in Phase1A may get vaccinated. This list of vaccination sites is expected to expand as the vaccine becomes more available and vaccinations advance to the Phases 1B, 1C and 2 over the coming weeks and months. Those in the Phase 1A priority group should now be enabled to make appointments through this pre-registration portal.   
  • Pre-Registration for vaccination is now available on this NJDOH website to anyone who would like to pre-register. Those who belong to a priority group that is authorized to receive the vaccine (currently Phase 1A only) ,will receive an email confirmation that they are enabled in the system to make an appointment from the list of those locations that are offering vaccinations. Those who pre-register and are not in an authorized priority group at the time they pre-register, will receive an email confirmation informing them of this, and they will not be enabled to make an appointment until their priority group becomes authorized. However, they will receive an email alert when this authorization happens. 
  • A telephone call center will be established for those who have difficulty utilizing the internet or have questions about registering or scheduling  appointments. The call center phone number will be posted on this NJDOH website once it is launched. Please note, it is important that those interested in receiving vaccine have access to email capabilities.
  • Insurance information is requested in the pre-registration portal, but no cost for the vaccination will be passed on to the consumer, regardless of the type of insurance, or the lack thereof. 

Please note: There is no set schedule for when each phased priority group will become authorized to receive vaccine. There are many variables, such as the amount of available vaccine, the available workforce, and the number of participating vaccination sites, in addition to other logistical matters. It will likely be several weeks between priority groups but this could change, as the situation evolves.   

Morris County Mega Vaccination Center


At this time, COVID vaccinations at this, or any site, are for Phase 1A individuals only.

  • Only those individuals described below qualify for the COVID-19 Vaccination during Phase 1A:
     Phase 1A is currently permitting vaccinations to EMS, both paid and volunteer, sworn law enforcement personnel, fire professionals, both paid and volunteer, as well as other first responders, public health officials and individuals serving in health care settings. Also included are the residents and staff of long-term care settings. 
  • This particular location is a mega vaccination center. Residency in Morris County is not required in order to receive vaccinations at this site.
  • No one will be permitted to walk in to a facility without authorization and no vaccine will be provided to individuals who show up unregistered and without an appointment.

Registration Instructions for Phase 1A Priority Group only at the Mega Vaccination Center, Sears Building, Rockaway Townsquare Mall 

  • Please do not attempt to register at this vaccination site unless you are identified as thePhase 1APriority Group. Those who are in Phase 1A, please use this linkhttps://bit.ly/3onkSkC to register and schedule an appointment at the Morris CountyMega Vaccination Center. For those who are unable to schedule an appointment because none are available, additional appointments will be released as allocations of the vaccine are received. 
  • A telephone call center will be established for those who have difficulty utilizing the internet or have questions about registering or scheduling  appointments. The call center phone number will be posted on the Morris County Division of Health Website once it is launched.
  • The Center is a collaborative effort of Atlantic Health System, Morris County, and the State of New Jersey. It’s located inside the former Sears building at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, in Rockaway. Sign up for additional COVID-19 information and vaccine updates from Atlantic Health System on the Atlantic Health Covid-19 Website.

Vaccine Availability

  • Vaccination locations, as they exist across all 21 Counties, as of January 11, 2021, may be found at the following link: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/healthcare-worker-covid-19-vaccine-locations. Currently, only those people identified in Phase 1A will be eligible to be vaccinated. Due to the ever evolving nature of the vaccine rollout, it is encouraged that those in the relevant, authorized priority groups consistently review the active list of vaccination sites on this link. The link will be updated as new active vaccination locations are commissioned. 
  • The situation is evolving. Those who will be included in Phase 1B and 1C are still being planned, even though a general idea has been released. It has been promised by the State that the timing for the authorization of these Phases and exactly who will fall within these Phases, will be announced soon. 
  • Please note, appointments for the authorized priority groups (currently Phase 1A only), are limited at this time, but the availability of appointments will continue to expand. The goal is to provide the vaccine to everyone who wants to receive it over the course of the next several weeks and months, as we advance through the various Phases.

Stay Up-To-Date on the latest Vaccination Information

For more information on the “mega-sites,” read the New Jersey Department of Health press release.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccinations, go to the New Jersey Department of Health vaccine information page and also follow this link: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/slowing-the-spread/how-will-new-jersey-distribute-a-covid-19-vaccine-is-there-a-plan

For more information and updates about the Morris County vaccination effort, go to  https://morriscountycovid19.org/

For more information and updates about the Passaic County vaccination effort, go to https://www.passaiccountynj.org/government/departments/health/index.php 

For more information about New Jersey’s phased approach to vaccine distribution, refer to this article.

COVID-19 Testing

At-Home Testing

Morris County has transitioned away from the Vault At-Home testing option, however, please be advised that symptomatic individuals who are unable to leave their homes will still have the ability to order an At-Home COVID test via pixel by Lab Corps,  which will remain posted on the Morris County Website.

  • Only Morris County residents are eligible
  • You will be asked to provide your health insurance information, but you will not be billed. If you are not insured, your test will still be completed with no cost to you.

No-Cost In-Person Testing at the County College of Morris (CCM)

Morris County is now offering no-cost, in-person saliva COVID testing at County College of Morris. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9am to 4 pm.   

Requirements

  • You must present proof during the appointment that you live or work in Morris County.
  • You must schedule an appointment to get your test. No walk-ins.
  • You can get a test whether or not you’re experiencing symptoms.
  • Don’t eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to your COVID test.
  • You must wear a mask during your appointment.

 Directions and Precautions

Parking at CCM for people with appointments will be reserved in Lot 6, where individuals using public transportation to and from CCM also may board or disembark from a bus. To find directions to CCM and learn more about public transportation options to and from the campus, please go to the CCM website.

List of Testing Sites in Morris County

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