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MERCER COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey has been expanding the number of publicly listed COVID-19 vaccination sites, and the state continues to announce new locations in Mercer County and elsewhere.
The state has provided a list of vaccine sites in your area. Some are accepting appointments directly, but some are not (see the area/county’s list of vaccine sites below).
Capital Health in Mercer County is not taking vaccine appointments. The appointments need to be made via the state’s website.
Read More Here: Capital Health, Mercer: Do Not Call For Vaccine Appointments
Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the state plans to increase the number of vaccination sites beyond 300. State officials have said the goal is to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population by the spring.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey has created a county-by-county vaccine hub that reports the number of immunizations across the state.
"We're working strategically and efficiently to vaccinate our frontline health care workers, law enforcement and fire professionals and long-term care center residents and staff," he said.
Health officials said not all sites are publicly listed because some are not open to the public, such as prisons and psychiatric hospitals.
Persichilli said New Jersey currently doesn't have a lot of vaccine availability, but she expects that to change soon. The incoming Biden presidential administration has said that it plans to greatly expand the number of vaccine doses available to the American public.
In Princeton, the Health Department has been impacted by the shortage of vaccines.
At the moment, Princeton has an upward of 20,000 people waitlisted to receive the vaccine, but only 300 doses left. Health officer Jeff Grosser said the health department was following a "fair and equitable system" to administering the vaccine.
New Jersey recently expanded the list of eligible people, allowing police and fire professionals and people older than 65 to get the vaccine. Read more: NJ Expands COVID Vaccine To 65 & Older, Those With Medical Issues
Persichilli said the state has administered at least 36 percent of vaccine doses allocated. Hospitals have administered vaccines at least 50 percent of their health care workers.
Her hope is to continue to expand the number of "mega-sites" in convention centers and large spaces, aiming for 1,000 people vaccinated a day.
You can find out if you qualify by going here: When Can You Get COVID-19 Vaccine In NJ? Here's The New 2021 List
Here are the currently listed public vaccine sites in Mercer County:
Capital Health System – Hopewell
1 Capital Way Pennington
Henry J Austin Health Center
112 Ewing Street, Trenton
Henry J Austin Health Center
321 North Warren Street, Trenton
Hunterdon Family & Sports Medicine at Hopewell Valley
84 Route 31 North, Suite 103, Pennington
Princeton Department of Health
1 Monument Drive, Princeton
Riverside Urgent Care of Ewing
1680 N Olden Avenue, Ewing Township
1 Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton
ShopRite Of Hamilton #521
130 Marketplace Boulevard Hamilton
ShopRite Pharmacy #533
2555 Pennington Road, Pennington
Register at the state, local/county portals to ensure you have a better chance of getting the vaccine when it becomes available in your category.
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