Vaccine Availability FAQs

 

Q. How can I sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination?

A. All New Jersey residents, regardless of eligibility, may register for the vaccine at covidvaccine.nj.gov. New Jersey has more than 200 vaccination sites across the state, including Princeton Health, and registering through that central website will offer the greatest chance of being scheduled in a timely manner.

For the latest information on who is eligible to receive a vaccination, visit the New Jersey Department of Health website here.

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Q. I want to schedule my vaccination at Princeton Medical Center. How can I do that?

A. Penn Medicine Princeton Health invites those who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at Princeton Health to complete a vaccine interest form. To access the form, click here.

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Q. I received my first vaccine dose at another facility. Can I schedule my second dose at Princeton Medical Center?

A. No. There are two different varieties of the COVID-19 vaccine that are authorized for use, and you should receive both doses at the same location to ensure that you receive the same type of vaccine each time. Also, since the New Jersey Department of Health is supplying each site with an equal number of first and second doses, providing a second dose to someone coming from a different site may use up a dose that was allocated for another person.

If you are experiencing issues in receiving your second dose, contact the NJ Vaccine Call Center at 1.855.568.0545. The State's toll-free vaccination hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day and can help callers in more than 240 different languages.

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Q. How does Princeton Health determine who receives a vaccine and when?

A. We are providing vaccinations to our employees and members of our medical staff as well as other individuals who are eligible according to the criteria designated by the state.

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Q. I previously registered through Princeton Health’s web form. When will my appointment be scheduled?


A. A vaccine scheduler will call you as soon as appointments become available. We cannot say exactly when those appointments will be.

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Q. I registered through the Princeton Health website and missed my callback from a scheduler. What do I do?

A. A scheduler will call back when more appointments become available.

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Q. I registered through the Princeton Health website, as did a family member. My family member has received a call back to schedule, but I have not. What do I do?

A. We are unable to tell you where you are on the schedulers’ list for callbacks because it depends on how many people the schedulers have reached – or did not reach. We can reassure you that you will receive a call, as it is a priority to reach everyone who completed the web form. Thank you for your patience.

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Q. I registered through the Princeton Health website and have questions about my appointment. What do I do?

A. Questions may be sent to: PMPH-Covid19VaccineScheduling@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

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Q. I am scheduled to receive my first vaccine dose at Princeton Health. Will I be able to schedule my second dose there too?

A. Yes. Since the COVID-19 vaccine is currently a two-dose vaccine, we are allocating both vaccine doses for each individual we vaccinate. So if you’ve been scheduled for your first vaccine dose at Princeton Health, we have already reserved a second dose for you and will schedule you for your second dose on the day you receive the first dose of the vaccine.

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Q. Where can I learn more about whether the vaccine is safe and effective?

A. Please visit pennmedicine.org/coronavirus/vaccine/vaccine-faqs.


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