CVS Health adding 30 additional vaccine sites in N.J.

A CVS staffer prepares a shot. (CVS Health)

CVS Health announced Thursday morning that it will begin to administer vaccines to eligible populations at 30 additional CVS Pharmacy locations across New Jersey as early as Sunday.

CVS Health did not list individual towns — those will become known when online registration begins on Saturday — but it did say 14 of the state’s 21 counties will get at least one additional location:

  • Atlantic
  • Bergen
  • Burlington
  • Camden
  • Cumberland
  • Essex
  • Hudson
  • Hunterdon
  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Morris
  • Passaic
  • Somerset
  • Union

Appointments for the latest allocation of doses will start to become available for booking Saturday, as stores receive shipments of vaccine.

Patients must register in advance at or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS Customer Service: 800-746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.

Supply for the expanded rollout in the state is sourced directly from the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. As more supply becomes available the company will expand to more store locations and in more New Jersey communities.

The additional retail locations add to the 43 stores previously activated in the state, bringing to 73 the total number of CVS Pharmacy locations administering a vaccine in New Jersey. A recent increase of nearly 70 stores was a temporary jump — as it was just for a one-time allotment of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“We’re proud to play a part in increasing access to the vaccine to as many people as possible to enable reopening efforts in the communities we serve,” Neela Montgomery, president of CVS Pharmacy and executive vice president of CVS Health, said.

“Feedback on every aspect of the vaccination process has been incredibly positive, from the digital experience to interacting with our team of health care professionals whose incredible efforts are helping to move us one step closer towards the eventual end of the pandemic.”