The New Jersey Department of Health has authorized vaccination sites in the state to begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to people who are eligible to receive them.
Booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be recieved six months after a person completes the primary two-shot vaccine series if one or more of the following apply:
- You are 65 years and older
- You are a resident in a long-term care settings
- You are 50–64 with underlying medical conditions
- You are 18–49 with underlying medical conditions
- You are18-64 and are at an increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and transmission because of your occupational or institutional setting. This includes healthcare workers.
It is up to you to self-identify whether you fit the criteria. State officials said vaccination providers will not require people to provide proof of a medical condition or a note from a medical provider in order to receive a booster dose in New Jersey.
There are more than 1,600 vaccination sites across the state. More than 1,000 of the sites offer the Pfizer vaccine. Many sites have walk-in availability and extended hours. To find a vaccination site and book an appointment online, visit covid19.nj.gov/finder or call the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545.
Homebound residents of New Jersey who received the Pfizer vaccine can reach out directly to the local health department or complete the intake form available at covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax. For assistance completing the survey by phone, contact the call center.
People who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not yet eligible for the booster shots authorized by the federal government.