Remember when you had to get up at 4 a.m. and keep hitting refresh on your keyboard, hoping to get a spot at a COVID-19 vaccination site — any vaccination site — in an effort that reminded some of trying to get concert tickets? Those days are over.
The state’s six megasites for the COVID-19 vaccine will now be accepting walk-in appointments moving forward, the Department of Health said Thursday.
Any New Jersey resident is welcome to go to any of the six megasites, according to the DOH.
Here are the specific locations and hours of the six state mega vaccination sites:
- Atlantic County: Atlantic City Convention Center — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
- Bergen County: Racetrack at Meadowlands (East Rutherford) — 8 a.m. to noon;
- Burlington County: Moorestown Mall — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
- Gloucester County: Rowan College of South Jersey (Sewell) — 8 a.m. to noon and 2-6 p.m.;
- Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center (Edison) — 8 a.m. to noon;
- Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare mall — 8 a.m. to noon.
The change comes as the state’s supply of vaccines is now greater than demand.
As of Thursday morning, nearly 4.2 million residents have received at least one shot. Just under 3 million (2,959,204) residents are fully vaccinated.
Update: From now on, all six N.J. megasites are offering walk-in vaccinations. You do NOT need an appointment to get vaccinated at these sites, and you do not need to be a resident of a specific county to get vaccinated at that county’s megasite.
— NJDOH (@NJDeptofHealth) April 29, 2021