Today and Friday, both CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid are receiving direct shipments supplies of the COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government and they will be making available vaccines by appointment at New Jersey locations. People currently eligible for vaccines in New Jersey can sign up for appointments.
Through this federal pharmacy partnership, CVS will receive approximately 19,900 doses and Rite Aid will receive roughly 7,500 doses.
“Every shot moves us closer to our goals,” said Murphy. “As these doses are being delivered through the federal pharmacy partnership, they will not dip into or otherwise impact our state allocation,” Murphy said.
You can schedule an appointment at CVS here. To see CVS locations where the vaccine will be available, click New Jersey here. CVS locations in Cedar Grove and West Orange are on the list; all sites were fully booked Thursday morning, however the page refreshes and will show new availability.
CVS also has a customer service line at (800) 746-7287 for those without internet access.
As of Thursday, Rite Aid is asking customers to check back to learn when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available. Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Wednesday that the vaccine would be made available at more than 70 Rite Aid locations in the state, but all appointments for Rite-Aid locations have to be made through the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS).
As of Wednesday, New Jersey has given a total of 1,138,757 COVID-19 vaccinations.
Murphy said the state is expecting increasing deliveries of vaccines from the federal government for its mega-sites and other vaccination centers, adding that as these deliveries increase, more appointments will become available.