4 out of 6 COVID vaccine megacites open in NJ. Here’s how to get an appointment.


Four of the six coronavirus vaccine mega-sites have opened throughout New Jersey to serve as vaccination hubs.

The four locations currently opening are Morestown Mall in Burlington County, Rowan College in South Jersey in Gloucester County, New Jersey Convention and Exposure Center in Middlesex County and Rockaway Townscue in Morris County. Two additional sites would later open in East Rutherford and Atlantic City.

Each site is currently giving shots only to priority groups, including healthcare professionals, EMS teams, police officers and firefighters, people over the age of 65 with chronic health conditions and smokers. State officials have said that each location will eventually have the capacity to vaccinate thousands of people per week, but currently the federal government is not providing adequate doses.

Many vaccine sites across the state do not show availability due to not meeting supply demand. State officials have said that more appointments will be available as New Jersey will receive additional vaccines.

Here’s how to make an appointment at each site.

Moorestone Mall, Burlington County:

The Moorestone site, launched on Friday, was chosen because of its proximity to Camden County. Anyone can make an appointment in this field. However, walk-ins are not allowed.

To schedule an appointment, go to Virtua.org/vaccine and complete the form. You will then receive a text or email containing a link to schedule your appointment.

If you have one, a federal, state or local identity card and employer-issued identification, you should bring a health insurance card.

Information on the appointment of another person will be provided in the initial appointment.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the site can be found here.

Rowan College, Gloucester County, South Jersey:

The 30,000-square-foot facility in Sewell opened on January 8 and the widely available vaccines in New Jersey will be able to handle more than 2,000 people a day.

According to the college website, registration is required to receive two doses. A link to the pre-register with the state can be found RCSJ.edu/vaccine.

Vaccination time will be from 8 am to 6 pm 7 days a week.

With appointments one can enter the campus at 1400 Dory Road, however follow the cone to the Instructional Center if there is a park at North Campus Drive or West Campus Drive and Lot E.

New Jersey Convention & Exhibition Center, Middlesex County:

The Edison site, located at 97 Sunfield Avenue, is equipped with 20 vaccination stations and will be open weekdays from 8am to 4pm on Fridays.

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will be administered on-site, but those registering cannot choose which vaccine they need.

Eligible individuals can complete the vaccine registration form on the RWJ BarnabasHealth website here. You will then receive an email or text to schedule an appointment via a link to a scheduling app.

Due to the high volume of requests, you will not get the link immediately, according to the website. You will be entered into a queue to get a scheduling link based on the number of people requesting the vaccine in front of you.

Rockaway Townsquare, Morris County:

The Rockaway site opened in Shutdown on January 10, a 30,000-square-foot departmental store at Rocket Townsquare Shopping Center on Mt. Asha Avenue. There is a vaccination center on the lower level of the building.

Reservations must be made using the online registration form on the Atlantic Health System website.

According to their website, there are currently no appointments available, but you can sign up for an appointment alert. Scroll to the bottom of the page to select for the alert.

When the first dose is administered, appointments for the second dose will be made on site.

If you are a healthcare worker or work on the front lines and qualify for a vaccine, but have not been able to secure an appointment, we would like to hear from you. Tell us your stories COVID Tip Line.

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