If you’ve struggled to book a vaccine appointment for yourself or a loved one, there is some good news from the New Jersey Department of Health. From now on, all six N.J. megasites (Atlantic City, Meadowlands, Moorestown, Rowan College, Edison, Rockaway) are offering walk-in vaccinations. This means you do not need an appointment to get vaccinated at these sites during select hours of the day. Check covid19.nj.gov for the most recent hours. You also do not need to be a resident of a specific county to get vaccinated at a county’s mega site.
This is great news for people who have yet to get the shot, especially since it was previously a full-time job for some people to play around on website trying to book shot appointments. And if you’ve been waiting, NJ has teamed with 12 local breweries to give a free beer to those getting their first dose in May.
Other counties are putting out the call when shots are available. Somerset County tweeted that they have shots for Somerset residents 18+ starting today through Friday May 7 between 10am – 1pm, no appointment necessary.
Rite Aid announced that its 129 New Jersey locations will now offer walk-in appointments with limited availability. It’s still recommended that you book your appointment ahead of time so you’ll know there’s a shot for you. CVS will not be doing walk-ins but the company says you can book same-day shots on its website.
Walmart and Sam’s Club are now administering walk-up COVID-19 vaccines, along with scheduled appointments, at select locations around NJ. Target, Wegmans and Shop Rite are still requiring customers to book an appointment.
The City of Trenton tweeted that they will be giving out Johnson & Johnson vaccines to Trenton residents this Wednesday, May 5th, at Cadwalader Park pavilion from 3pm- 7:00 pm, no appointment required.
The City of Hoboken is offering a walk-in clinic today, Tuesday May 4 from 4:30pm-7:30pm at Medicine Man Pharmacy, 605 Jackson St. Registration is recommended but not required.
Valley Health Systems is now offering walk-in vaccines for those 16+ who live, work or go to school in NJ.
Walk-in clinics will expand availability to those who have no or limited internet access. To date, more than 3.25 million NJ residents have been fully vaccinated.