About a third of Mercer County residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as more clinics accept walk-ins

As of Sunday morning, 283,105 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to Mercer County residents, and 176,183 county residents have received at least one vaccine dose. According to New Jersey Department of Health data, 121,217 Mercer residents have been fully vaccinated, or just under a third of the county’s estimated 367,430 reisdents.

Statewide, just under 4.3 million people have received at least one vaccine dose and 3,054,030 people have been fully vaccinated, according to state officials. At least 7,056,881 vaccine doses have been administered to New Jersey residents as of Sunday morning.

Many vaccination clinics are now offering walk-in hours. Mercer County is accepting walk-ins at the CURE area until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and is expected to offer more walk-in vaccination clinic hours in the future. The arena is located at 81 Hamilton Avenue in Trenton. To receive your vaccine, you must be a Mercer County resident are 18 or older and you must show identification that proves your residency.

You can also get a vaccine as a walk-in at any of the six New Jersey vaccination megasites during select times. The closest megasites for Princeton area residents are located in Edison and Moorestown. Walk-in hours are as follows:
• Atlantic County Megasite (Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City): 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
• Bergen County Megasite (Racetrack at Meadowlands, 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford): 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily
• Burlington County Megasite (Moorestown Mall, 400 NJ-38, Moorestown): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
• Gloucester County Megasite (Rowan College of South Jersey, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell): 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily
• Middlesex County Megasite (New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison): 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily
• Morris County Megasite (Rockaway Townsquare, 301 Mt. Hope Ave., Rockaway): 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily

Rite Aid also announced on Friday that it has expanded COVID-19 vaccinations to all of its locations in New Jersey. Scheduling an appointment in advance is recommended, but Rite Aid is also accepting walk-ins on a limited basis in every store. A spokesperson for Rite Aid said walk-ins are being accommodated to better support customers who may not have access to internet for scheduling. Rite Aid is administering the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. People 18 and over can schedule appointments using the Rite Aid scheduling tool at www.RiteAid.com/covid-19. Residents ages 16 and 17 can schedule an appointment with guardian consent at any store administering the Pfizer vaccine by contacting the store’s pharmacy directly. Those stores can be found here