CHERRY HILL, NJ — On Monday, ShopRite released its list of the 39 ShopRite pharmacies in New Jersey that now have the coronavirus vaccine, and two ShopRites in the Cherry Hill area are on the list.
The ShopRites in Berlin and Medford both the Moderna vaccine in stock and ready to inject. The Berlin ShopRite is located at 200 Route 73, and the Medford ShopRite is located at 208 Route 70.
The Moderna vaccine requires two shots spaced 28 days apart. For more information on eligibility or to make an appointment, visit vaccines.shoprite.com or download the ShopRite Pharmacy mobile app and use the online scheduler. Due to demand, appointment availability may be limited.
ShopRite partnered with the federal government (the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) to give out the vaccine. There is no charge to receive the vaccination at any of these ShopRites.
As of Monday, Jan. 4 the vaccine is in stock; all 39 stores received their initial shipment.
You must make an appointment to get the vaccine, and currently, vaccines are only available to those in group 1A, which is healthcare workers and nursing home/long-term care residents, according to the federal government's rules.
However, that list of healthcare workers is much broader than many realize, and includes home health aides, those who work in jails and prisons and even those who work at medical marijuana sites, as the state of New Jersey qualifies them as healthcare workers.
ShopRite is owned by Wakefern Food Corp., based in Keasbey, NJ (Woodbridge). It is the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. There are 280 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.
"We are excited to be part of the initial stages of this unprecedented public health campaign," said Jeffrey Mondelli, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy, Health & Beauty at Wakefern.
Currently, vaccines are not available for the general public. However, ShopRite anticipates expanding access to the vaccine as soon as the government enters the next phase of the vaccine's distribution.
The next phase is 1B, which is front-line essential workers and individuals over 75, followed by 1C, which is those older than 65 and those 16-64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.
All 39 ShopRites in New Jersey that now have the coronavirus vaccine in stock:
ShopRite Pharmacy of Absecon
ShopRite Pharmacy of Berlin
ShopRite Pharmacy of Bernardsville
ShopRite Pharmacy of Byram
ShopRite Pharmacy of Chews Landing
ShopRite Pharmacy of Clark
ShopRite Pharmacy of Clinton
ShopRite Pharmacy of East Brunswick
ShopRite Pharmacy of Elizabeth
ShopRite Pharmacy of Englewood
ShopRite Pharmacy of Flanders
ShopRite Pharmacy of Glassboro
ShopRite Pharmacy of Greater Morristown
ShopRite Pharmacy of Greenwich
ShopRite Pharmacy of Hamilton Marketplace
ShopRite Pharmacy of Hazlet
ShopRite Pharmacy of Hillsborough
ShopRite Pharmacy of Hunterdon
ShopRite Pharmacy of Lincoln Park
ShopRite Pharmacy of Little Falls
ShopRite Pharmacy of Livingston
ShopRite Pharmacy of Marlboro
ShopRite Pharmacy of Marmora
ShopRite Pharmacy of Medford
ShopRite Pharmacy of Millville
ShopRite Pharmacy of Mullica Hill
ShopRite Pharmacy of Newark
ShopRite Pharmacy of Newton
ShopRite Pharmacy of Pennington
ShopRite Pharmacy of Rio Grande
ShopRite Pharmacy of Rochelle Park
ShopRite Pharmacy of Somers Point
ShopRite Pharmacy of Spotswood
ShopRite Pharmacy of Union Mill Road
ShopRite Pharmacy of Upper Deerfield
ShopRite Pharmacy of Washington
ShopRite Pharmacy of West Milford
ShopRite Pharmacy of Manahawkin
ShopRite Pharmacy of Fischer Boulevard
Two "megasites" will open later this week, in Gloucester County and one in Morris County. All six mega-sites are supposed to open this January:
Atlantic County: Atlantic City Convention Center
Bergen County: Racetrack at Meadowlands, East Rutherford
Burlington County: Moorestown Mall
Gloucester County: Rowan College of South Jersey, Sewell
Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison
Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare Mall
New Jersey's 2021 vaccine time frame:
Phase 1A (January)
Healthcare workers, who are paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials
Long-term care residents and staff.
Non-hospital-based healthcare personnel and residents of other long-term care settings
Phase 1B (January – February)
Frontline essential workers and individuals over 75
Phase 1C (March – April)
Essential workers, adults 65-74, and persons aged 16-64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.
Phase 2 (May – June)