Feb. 8 vaccination update

The state has informed Mercer County municipalities that during the current vaccine shortage, it will no longer supply vaccines to municipal clinics. As a result, clinics held by Princeton Health Department and other municipal health departments in Mercer County will be placed on a temporary hold effective Feb. 13. Once the supply increases, the municipality will schedule further local clinics to help those who face challenges receiving care at the larger regional sites. Meanwhile, local health departments will assist at the  Mercer County Community College vaccination site. Mercer County has also partnered with Capital Health Systems to operate a vaccination clinic at CURE Arena in Trenton. Appointments are required at both sites through NJVSS. Click here to learn more.
Waiting Lists: The existing wait lists maintained by local health departments in Mercer County will continue to be used to identify people for county-level vaccine clinics. Eligible residents who have already  registered with the municipality will continue to be offered appointments and then be scheduled into the available slots at one of the two county-facilitated vaccination site. Those on the Princeton waitlist should anticipate that it may take weeks or more to vaccinate everyone. Given this anticipated timeline, Princeton will not add to its wait lists at this time. It is important to understand that selection from wait lists may prioritize the oldest residents and those unable to navigate larger venues. Those residents who are able to travel to other sites throughout the state are recommended to check the list of vaccine sites throughout the state and reach out to those with their own portals to register for an appointment. While local health agencies are unable to respond to direct inquiries about specific positions on the list or on anticipated wait times, be assured that you will be contacted once an appointment is available.
Registering for Vaccination: Everyone seeking vaccination should use the New Jersey Vaccination Scheduling System and take the first appointment offered to you. Are you having technical trouble with registration? Call the COVID Scheduling Assistance Hotline at (855) 568-0545 or complete this Help Form.
Additional Vaccination Sites: There are some local healthcare providers that offer vaccinations and some use a separate registration process. Please check with each site for details. Click here for a complete list of New Jersey COVID-19 vaccination sites.