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How to Get a Vaccine
Bergen County Residents
People who live or work in Bergen County can book appointments for the Moderna vaccine at Bergen County's site at New Bridge Medical Center here or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine without any appointment needed. For more information call the Bergen County Vaccination Center at (201) 967-4070.
The Center is located at the Alternate Care Facility Annex on the campus of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.
Residents age 55 and older can call (201) 967-4070 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule appointments. If no appointments are available, an agent will take the caller’s information and add them to a waitlist.
Valley Health offers the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at multiple locations, walk-in, and by appointment.
Still having trouble getting a vaccine? Please call one of these three numbers for help:
Sheila Brogan at the Northwest Senior Center in Midland Park at (201) 445-5690.
Marianny Fermin Cornelio at the Ridgewood Health Department at (201) 670-5500 x244.
Age Friendly Ridgewood at (201) 632-1554.
All New Jersey Residents
To find a site closer, use the Vaccine Appointment Finder.
Need help finding a vaccine? Call the Vaccine Help Line at (855) 568-0545 from 8 a.m. to 8 pm, 7 days a week, to get your questions answers and to get help finding a vaccine near you.
All New Jersey residents aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Why Get a Vaccine
1. For the perks!
If you're 21+ and received your first vaccine dose in May, you can get a free beer from participating breweries through the Shot and a Beer program.
Prefer a glass of wine? Uncork the Vaccination offers a free glass of wine from participating wineries to anyone 21+ who gets their first vaccine dose in May.
2. You can help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Anyone 18+ who has received at least one dose of the vaccine can enter to win dinner with a guest with the Governor and First Lady at Drumthwacket or the Governor's Residence at Island Beach State Park.
From May 27 to December 31, get free access to any NJ State Park that charges entrance or parking fees. Through Vax & Visit, all New Jerseyans who receive at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4 can request a "State Parks Vax Pass".
Maritza Beniquez, the first person in New Jersey to be vaccinated against COVID-19, shares her story. Maritza is a registered nurse at University Hospital Network.
3. Take a mask break.
Please see below for rules covering people who have been fully vaccinated (i.e., received their second shot or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks ago).
No vaccine is 100% effective and the COVID-19 vaccines' ability to prevent transmission of variants is still unclear. Therefore, fully vaccinated people must still follow certain requirements.
Current Reopening Information
Businesses and most entities may continue to require visitors and employees to wear masks and to maintain six feet (or a lesser amount) of social distance.
See how far we have come since March 2020 on this reopening timeline.
People who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask outdoors or, if visiting with other fully vaccinated people, in private indoor spaces.
Fully vaccinated people also:
Do not need to quarantine after having close contact with someone with COVID-19, as long as they remain asymptomatic – exceptions exist for individuals living in high-risk congregate settings that can be found in NJ DOH's recommended minimum quarantine time frames.
Do not need to quarantine or get tested before/after domestic travel unless otherwise required by their destination.
Do not need to wear masks at small private gatherings, such as at their homes with family and friends.
Do not need to wear masks outdoors.