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How To: 3 Ways to Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Individuals must register for the COVID-19 vaccine through the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS) first.  After registering with the NJVSS, individuals may register through the Cumberland County Health Department.  The New Jersey Department of Health and the Cumberland County Health Department are separate agencies.  Registering for the vaccine through the NJVSS does not automatically register you for the vaccine through the Cumberland County Health Department.

The website to register for the vaccine with the State system (NJVSS): https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/

There are three ways to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine:

1. Register and make an appointment directly with the Cumberland County Health Department

HOW TO GET VACCINATED WITH CUMBERLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:

1. Registration is required. Log into www.ccdoh.org
2. You must be in the NJDOH Priority Group Listed – Please see list below under Vaccine Eligibility.
3. Complete the online information.  Once an appointment has been scheduled, individuals will receive an e-mail appointment confirmation.
4. Bring your appointment confirmation and ID with you to your appointment.

Appointments for the second dose of the vaccine will be scheduled after the first dose has been administered.

 

Vaccine registration will be open weekly during the following days and times.  Appointments are scheduled for the following Tuesday.  We encourage you to continue visiting this site for updates.
The Cumberland County Health Department is working hard to secure additional vaccines to be able to open more appointment dates/times.  Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to distribute the vaccine to our community.

Vaccine registration will be open weekly on the following days and times:

 Thursdays between 9:00am - 10:00am
Thursdays between 4:00pm - 5:00pm

For any concerns regarding scheduling or vaccination information, call (856) 327-7090.

 

The County Health Department currently offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information and questions, please visit www.ccdoh.org or www.facebook.com/CCDOH. You can also contact the County Health Department at (856) 327-7602.

 

2. For Senior Citizens without a computer or internet capabilities - Register to make an appointment directly with the Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled or with the Vineland Health Department

The Cumberland County Department of Health understands that scheduling an appointment online may present a difficulty for some individuals in our County. Eligible individuals who live in Cumberland County and are over the age of 60 and without internet access, can contact the Office on Aging for assistance at (856) 453-2220. For those that may have transportation issues, call the Cumberland Area Transit System (CATS) at (856) 691-7799.

Senior citizens who live in the City of Vineland and are over the age of 60 and without internet access can contact the Vineland Health Department for assistance at (856) 405-4603, Monday - Friday between 10:00am and 1:00pm.  For additional information, visit the Vineland Health Department website: http://health.vinelandcity.org/

The Vineland Health Department is overseen by the City of Vineland and operates separately from the Cumberland County Department of Health.

The New Jersey Department of Health has also set up a senior-specific hotline for seniors 65 years and older.  Please see the information below:


 

NJ Medicaid beneficiaries can access free transportation to appointments for COVID vaccine

ModivCare website: https://modivcare.com/
Call ModivCare at 1-866-527-9945

NJ Medicaid has announced that free transportation is available to Medicaid beneficiaries who have an appointment for the COVID vaccine. The information is as follows:

  • ModivCare is the new name for the company that provides non-emergency medical transportation for NJ Medicaid beneficiaries to health care appointments. The previous name for the company was LogistiCare.
  • In addition to transporting Medicaid beneficiaries to health care appointments, ModivCare also provides transportation for the COVID vaccine. There is no mileage limitation for individuals who have a COVID vaccine appointment that is outside of their county. This is important because some people may have to travel a distance to the site of their vaccination appointment.
  • Medicaid beneficiaries who require assistance, including persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), are allowed to have one family member or aide with them in the car.
  • The ModivCare driver will drop off the individual at the vaccination site. The person scheduling the appointment will need to also arrange for a separate pick up time 45 minutes to an hour later.
  • This is the link for the ModivCare website: https://modivcare.com/ To arrange for an appointment for transportation for the COVID vaccine or other health care appointments, please call ModivCare at 1-866-527-9945. Appointments can also be made online from the above website.

 

3. Register with the State of New Jersey to schedule an appointment with any of the Megasites, Inspira Health Network, Pharmacies (CVS and Rite Aides), Walmarts, and ShopRites in Southern New Jersey

The website to register for the vaccine with the State system (NJVSS): https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/

Please see the link below for vaccine locations that are available for the qualified vaccine categories to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Please register for a vaccine on the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System. This system is different than what the Cumberland County Department of Health is using to schedule individuals. Individuals must register for both.

To view the vaccination locations throughout the State of New Jersey, click here.   Please note that this webpage will be regularly updated.


Information received from Inspira:

Inspira will be making vaccine appointments available to those who meet the criteria below:

  • Following a nationwide delay, hospitals around the country, including Inspira Health, have received additional supply of COVID-vaccines for the community.
  • Inspira will be opening and adding vaccination appointments for self-scheduling on our website every Friday afternoon for the following week, pending vaccine availability.
  • Link for scheduling is available on Inspira website at www.inspirahealthnetwork.org/covid19 [inspirahealthnetwork.org]
  • Direct Link: https://book.appointment-plus.com/cty3y8h0/ [book.appointment-plus.com]
  • We ask that you please continue to remain patient.
  • While more supply is available, it is still limited, and administered only to individuals that are eligible, as outlined by the state.
  • If you’re not able to secure an appointment, please check back on our site the following Friday afternoon.
  • We also recommend registering through the NJVSS, if you have not already, should they have appointment availability prior to Inspira.
  • Link to NJVSS: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine [covid19.nj.gov]


These groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at Inspira’s Vineland and Mullica Hill sites:

  • Paid or unpaid persons working or volunteering in a healthcare setting
  • Frontline first responders
  • Persons aged 65 and older
  • Persons aged 16 to 64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high risk for severe COVID-19

Get the latest vaccine information on our website: https://www.inspirahealthnetwork.org/covid-vaccine [inspirahealthnetwork.org]

 

Walmart – Upper Deerfield Store (Highway 77):
1130 NJ-77, Bridgeton, NJ
The Upper Deerfield Walmart pharmacy will be operating as a closed Point of Dispensing (POD) site for administering COVID vaccines. They will be giving out 200 doses per week to patients that are 65 years old or older. The patients will need to call ahead to set up an appointment. The number to call is (856) 453-0294.


Walmart – Vineland Store (Landis Avenue):
1070 West Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ
The number is (856) 205 9354.  Individuals should press 2 for the Pharmacy then 0 to speak with a Pharmacy associate for scheduling.

 

For those who have questions about the vaccine or vaccination appointments, the State of New Jersey has established a vaccination appointment hotline at (855) 568-0545.

 

Vaccine Eligibility: 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION AT THIS TIME

As of January 14, 2021, the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine:

Healthcare Personnel (Phase 1A)

Paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including, but not limited to:

1. Licensed healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists
2. Staff like receptionists, janitors, mortuary services, laboratory technicians
3. Consultants, per diem, and contractors who are not directly employed by the facility
4. Unpaid workers like health professional students, trainees, volunteers, and essential caregivers
5. Community health workers, doulas, and public health professionals like Medical Reserve Corps
6. Personnel with variable venues like EMS, paramedics, funeral staff, and autopsy workers
7. All workers in acute, pediatric, and behavioral health hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers
8. All workers in health facilities like psychiatric facilities, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and rehabs
9. All workers in clinic-based settings like urgent care clinics, dialysis centers, and family planning sites
10. All workers in long-term care settings like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and others
11. All workers in occupational-based healthcare settings like health clinics within workplaces, shelters, jails, colleges and universities, and K-12 schools
12. All workers in community-based healthcare settings like PACE and Adult Living Community Nursing
13. All workers in home-based settings like hospice, home care, and visiting nurse services
14. All workers in office-based healthcare settings like physician and dental offices
15. All workers in public health settings like local health departments, LINCS agencies, harm reduction centers, and medicinal marijuana programs
16. All workers in retail, independent, and institutional pharmacies
17. Other paid or unpaid people who work in a healthcare setting, who may have direct or indirect contact with infectious persons or materials, and who cannot work from home.

Long-Term Care Residents and Staff and Other Congregate Settings (Phase 1A)

All residents and staff of long-term care facilities, including:

1. Skilled nursing facilities
2. Veterans homes
3. Assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and personal care homes
4. Group homes like residential care homes, adult family homes, adult foster homes, and intellectual and developmental disabilities group homes
5. HUD 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program residences
6. Institutional settings like psychiatric hospitals, correctional institutions, county jails, and juvenile detention facilities (for eligible minors, e.g. 16+ years of age may be eligible for Pfizer vaccine under the emergency use authorization)
7. Other vulnerable, congregate, long-term settings

Frontline First Responders (Phase 1B)

Sworn law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders, including:

1. New Jersey State Police troopers
2. Municipal and county police officers
3. Campus police officers
4. Detectives in prosecutors' offices and state agencies
5. State agency/authority law enforcement officers (e.g. State Park Police and Conservation Officers, Palisades Interstate Parkway Officers, Human Services police, and NJTransit police)
6. Investigator, Parole and Secured Facilities Officers
7. Aeronautical Operations Specialists
8. Sworn Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Special Agents
9. Bi-State law enforcement officers (e.g. Port Authority)
10. Court Security Officers
11. Paid and unpaid members of firefighting services (structural and wildland)
12. Paid and unpaid members of Search and Rescue Units including technical rescue units and HAZMAT teams
13. Paid and unpaid firefighters who provide emergency medical services
14. Paid and unpaid members of Industrial units that perform Fire, Rescue and HAZMAT services
15. Members of State Fire Marshal's Offices
16. Bi-State Fire Service Personnel (e.g. Port Authority)

Individuals at High Risk (Phase 1B) (effective 1/14/21)

Individuals/Persons aged 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19 (with medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus).

These conditions include:

1. Cancer
2. Chronic kidney disease
3. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
4. Down Syndrome
5. Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
6. Immunocompromised (weakened immune system) due to organ transplant (consult with your doctor)
7. Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
8. Severe Obesity (BMI ? 40 kg/m2)
9. Sickle cell disease
10. Smoking
11. Type 2 diabetes mellitus
12. Pregnancy (consult with your doctor)

Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.

Note: The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for persons 16 years of age and older under the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization, however the Moderna vaccine is recommended for individuals 18 years and older. Not all sites administer both vaccines, so it is important to check with your vaccination site before scheduling a visit to ensure you are eligible.

Beginning Monday, March 15, the following categories are eligible for vaccination:

• Educators, including support staff, in pre-K through 12th grade settings;
• Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings;
• Public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare, and airport employees; NJ TRANSIT workers; and Motor Vehicle Commission staff;
• Public safety workers who are not sworn law enforcement or fire professionals, including probation officers and fire safety inspectors;
• Migrant farm workers;
• Members of tribal communities; and,
• Individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in shelters, including domestic violence shelters.

Additionally, beginning on Monday, March 29, frontline essential workers in the following categories are also eligible for vaccination:

• Food production, agriculture, and food distribution;
• Eldercare and support;
• Warehousing and logistics;
• Social services support staff;
• Elections personnel;
• Hospitality;
• Medical supply chain;
• Postal and shipping services;
• Clergy; and,
• Judicial system.

Beginning Monday, April 5, the following groups are eligible for vaccination:

• Individuals ages 55-64;
• Individuals ages 16 and up with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
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Educators, including support staff, in higher education settings;
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Communications infrastructure support, including engineers, and technicians, and members of the press;
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Real estate, building, and home service workers, including construction workers, code officials, plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, property management, and maintenance workers;
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Retail financial institution workers, including bank tellers, lending services, public accounting, and check-cashing workers;
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Sanitation workers providing disinfection and janitorial services, city sanitation workers; residential, commercial, and industrial solid and hazardous waste removal workers;
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Laundry service workers, including those working in laundromats, laundry services, and dry cleaners;
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Utility workers including, electrical generation and supply system, natural gas delivery, nuclear power plant, water supply, telephone, cable/fiber/optical/broadband/cellular service workers; and,
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Librarians and support staff at municipal, county, and state libraries.

Upcoming Eligibility Changes

As of Monday, April 19th, all individuals aged 16 and older will be eligible for vaccination.