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 1,000 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 Medical Center to register with the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS) online at covidvaccine.nj.gov. You may register online 24 hours a day. Once you register, you will receive an e-mail from NJVSS inviting you to schedule your appointment. Through this process, you will have the option to schedule at our site “Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center”. There are many more sites throughout NJ that are available to you. To see the full list, visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder. For any questions related to COVID-19 vaccines at Princeton Medical Center, you may call 609.853.6345 weekdays between 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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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. We recommend you receive your 2nd dose at the same location as your first dose. There are two different varieties of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized for use, and you must receive the same variety of the vaccine for both of your doses. Going to the same location as your first dose helps to ensure that you receive the same type of vaccine each time.

However, we do provide 2nd dose vaccinations to people that have had their first dose elsewhere. When you schedule your vaccination at Princeton, choose which dose you need from the types of doses listed.

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. 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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