Vaccine Information for People with I/DD, Direct Support Professionals and Families
The Department of Health is working with many other state, federal, and local agencies to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to all New Jersey communities in an equitable manner. As New Jersey plans for and then distributes the COVID-19 vaccine, please check back here often for the most recent news and information regarding vaccine availability as well as other important resources.
New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the State.
- NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub
- Pre-Register for the Vaccine: Enroll in the State's vaccination registration portal.
- For Health Care Providers: For additional information on COVID-19 vaccination, visit the Department of Health's COVID-19 vaccination page.
- Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Locations
- New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center, which will be staffed seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., is live. The toll-free number is 855-568-0545. The call center can assist residents with: Registering with the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS), Identifying whether they are currently eligible for a vaccination, Identifying vaccination locations and General questions about vaccines
New Jersey Information
This fact sheet provides information about COVID-19 vaccines, including:
• When, where, and how to get the vaccine
• What to expect when getting the vaccine
• What to expect after getting the vaccine
• How to continue to stay safe before and after getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine: A Social Story for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This social story helps readers understand why it’s important to get a COVID-19 vaccine and what to expect before, during, and after vaccination. Direct Support Professionals, family members, and other supporters can use this social story to prepare people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for getting a COVID-19 vaccine by printing or sharing on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.