Health Department vaccination update

Currently there are no appointments for initial doses available through Princeton Health Department.  Please do not call or email asking about appointments.

If you have been scheduled for your second dose with Princeton Health Department, you will still receive that second dose on the scheduled appointment date.

The vaccine supply is still limited. Princeton is not holding new clinics and has no appointments available for the vaccine. The state has informed Mercer County municipalities that during the current vaccine shortage they will no longer supply vaccines to any municipal clinics. This does not include any second dose clinics already scheduled. Those clinics will still be held. We appreciate your patience during this time. Below is information on options on how to get a vaccine appointment.

Once the supply increases to meet the demand, we are prepared to schedule further local clinics to help serve those residents who face challenges in receiving care at the larger regional sites.  In the meantime, our local health departments will continue to assist at the Mercer County Community College vaccination site. Mercer County has also partnered with Capital Health Systems to operate a vaccination clinic at the CURE arena.  Appointments are required at both sites through NJVSS.  Learn more

We will no longer be accepting new registrations for the Princeton Waitlist. The existing waitlist will be used to identify people for county-level vaccine clinics. Eligible residents who have already pre-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 sites, either MCCC or the Cure Arena.  Those on the Princeton waitlist should anticipate that it may take weeks or more to vaccinate everyone currently on the waitlist. Given this anticipated timeline, new additions to the Princeton wait lists are not available 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.

Everyone seeking vaccination should use the State’s centralized registration and take the first appointment offered to you. 

1.    Rwgister on the New Jersey vaccination registration portal (NJVSS) This site will display eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. Once registration is complete, the New Jersey Department of Health will reply with an email assigning you to the appropriate Phase. The state Health Department  will follow up with a separate email when it is time to schedule an appointment (See No. 2 for information on scheduling an appointment). If you experience an error or need help registering with the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, you can complete an online form or call 855-568-0545 for customer service phone support.

2.    Review a list of the NJ COVID-19 vaccine locations. The list of locations receiving and administering the COVID-19 vaccine is expanding daily, so check this site often. These locations will provide more accessibility for the general population. Some clinic locations are utilizing their own registration portal, links to these locations can be found on the vaccine location list. Registering with the clinic locations utilizing their own portals will increase your chance of getting an appointment for a vaccine. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Location Appointment Links: 

If you receive a notice from the NJ Department of Health that you are eligible for a vaccine please visit the NJ COVID Information Hub website for vaccination sites and contact them directly to make an appointment.  

NJ COVID-19 Dashboard offers an insight on the COVID cases and vaccines distributed to date. Select the “Vaccination Overview” tab to view how many doses have been administered and the breakdown by County.


Mercer County Division of Health