Has anyone gotten the vaccine yet

Post your status, reactions and experience here.

CraftBeerBob CraftBeerBob
January 14th

Best of luck getting an appt. been trying for 2 days.


Registered today to get on the list in group 1C My wife had the first shot about 10 days ago, she works in the medical field. Only reaction she had was a soar arm for a day or say. Very similar to getting a flu shot.

Jimt1058
January 14th

Thanks for this thread, Craft Beer Bob. My husband and I are waiting patiently as well to hear when we can get the vaccine. We both registered in the website for the State of New Jersey and filled out the form there. They acknowledged our application on my email address for both of us and said we would be notified when we could get our vaccine. Also indicated that we would be in the group lB which is 75 and older which we both are. Now I am hearing that through the Dept. of Health this group has the vaccine available but at locations pretty far away from us. Am also hearing that there is another company about to issue that vaccine and this one will only require one dose. If we are notified to go to a site for the vaccine some distance away...it might not be possible as my husband no longer drives and I don't drive out of town. (We really are old!)..Also, if you miss the time period you are supposed to get the vaccine for your age group, or being sick..do you have to wait until all can get vaccinated or just have it done another time...P.S. Was originally told our primary doctor would be giving us this vaccine and when I inquired about that he said he could not as it is no longer being planned to administer the vaccine that way but is now all done through the Government..


@Joyful Try link below, it is from the NJ Covid website and lists all locations in NJ that offer the vaccine. I haven't had any luck in finding any available appointments for most of the Warren County locations. It is my understanding you must have an appointment prior to receiving the vaccine. It does say to keep checking back at a later time for more openings. Good luck to you and your husband!

https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients

luvlife
January 14th

Some info

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/01/where-can-i-get-the-covid-vaccine-latest-list-of-njs-128-vaccination-sites-so-far-11421.html

Roywhite Roywhite
January 14th

After the phases opened up today, they seem to have released the list of locations which include the big mega site at Rockaway Mall, some Shoprite store Pharmacies, and a few county sites.

The Shoprite website seems to say they have no available appointments because they do not have vaccine. The county site shows no current availability. And the Rockaway Site seems to have an Atlantic Health site that says there are no appointments but you can sign up for notification when they add more.

I'm signed up to both the NJ site and the Atlantic site for notifications. So far it doesn't appear they have any appointments locally.


Thanks for that info, GC...Would love it if the CVS stores start giving it out..


I am a Healthcare worker so I've received my first shot a few weeks ago. Due for second next week. After the first I had a very sore arm that gradually got better for about 36 hours, the day of vaccination and the following 2 days I did experience mild headaches but I'm prone to them anyway. The headaches are my main concern with the second dose...here's to hoping they aren't bad!


My primary has a "list." Don't know what that means, but I guess if he gets the vaccine, I'm on the list....

In another state, the Dr's also have a list even though the local Health Department is managing it.

So, call you primaries ----- who knows ---- if they have a list, get on it, what can you lose?

I registered also.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 14th

I am a healthcare provider as well and have received first dose of Moderna, awaiting second. My experience was very similar to the flu shot with soreness at injection site. I have been trying to register my husband as he meets new criteria. I am wondering if anybody knows if you have to receive vaccine in the county where you reside? Can you register at sites out of county? For example, Can a Hackettstown resident register for the Rockaway site through Atlantic Health? Thanks!


Jill - you can go to any NJ site.


Yes, as far as I know you can sign up anywhere.

Do the math --- NJ wants to inoculate 70% of the ADULT population, that's 4.7 million people. There's 6 mega sites, 2400 shots a day each , 14,400 per day total, 100,800 per week. If everything goes right at all 6 sites. Seven days a week.

Or 47 weeks to reach their goal of 4.7 million via these six sites Methinks we gonna need a bigger boat.

Now add in the 250 other sites, some of these are Shoprites, hospitals, pharmacies, --- let's be kind --- 50 a day each --- and that's HUGE question. One person can do what, 30 a day max --- at 15 minutes each. But 50 a day gets us down to 25 weeks or 6 months.

This is a massive undertaking and the mega centers alone don't cut it; the 250 sites are a very distributed distribution model and the logistics for this are mind boggling before you get into supply issues.

And then add another 25% to be shot when you add the under 18 crowd.

So take a deep breadth, relax, hunker down and follow the protocols ---- you can't let down your guard for 6 months, minimum. Warren County is in surge mode, 65 cases a day thank you holiday season and people not following the protocols. So that's right, six more months of the mask and being together, apart. This ain't over until mid summer at minimum.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 14th

The state goal is to vaccinate 70% of adults in 6 months so it's still going to be a long haul for many. I do have a friend who is in the 1B 75+ category and was calling around on Monday to get a reservation and one place he called said they had leftovers due to cancellations and to come get it so he did (I don't know where that was). I registered on State and Atlantic Health System sites.

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 14th

So now I guess we will all be trying to get our appointments. Since they dropped the qualifications from 75 to 65, there will be a lot of us getting in that line now.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
January 14th

Make sure you read the contraindications if you are allergic or reactive to things.

Hackresident Hackresident
January 14th

I got mine today. No issues was very easy.

Earnhardt Earnhardt
January 14th

There are no appointments anywhere for at least the next 2 weeks

H-Town Mama H-Town Mama
January 14th

I recently posted a new thread titled “covid vaccine” and asked if anyone would get the vaccine or if they were worried about side effects. My post got deleted because it was too similar to a previous topic. Why’s this one allowed? I don’t get it ...


Thanks for the info! I guess we all just continue to hunker down and wait!


I've registered with the state and on the Atlantic health site. I've got about 6 million people ahead of me. Including young, healthy smokers........


Hey yall all this will take time. I found it odd about the smokers to the head of the line, but imma take it. My main goal with all this crap is keeping the mom safe. She lives in another state and I've been bouncing back and forth for like a f in year over this. I can't really work and keep the mom safe. In our respective states we are both on the list. So now moving toward regular. It's been a long almost year for all of us.. This vaccine (while it might not give us forever immunity) is kind of the future of medicine. I've been Uber careful for so long to keep people safe.. I'm also committed to keep myself safe and hopefully with a jab that'll keep others safe.

Ser positivo Ser positivo
January 14th

Jillb, yes you can go elsewhere as long as that County allows you to.


Health care provider, so I got the Pfizer vaccine two weeks ago - no side effects save a slightly sore spot on my arm for a couple of days - due for the second dose next week.. Most of my colleagues have also had the vaccine, some with two doses, no significant side effects for any of us...


Typical government move, open up mega sites with no vaccine, give over 75 yr olds preference, no make it 65, no make it everyone with an underlying condition, including smokers. I gave up smoking 10 years ago partly because I was shunned everywhere, turns out it costs me now. No surprises there. Good luck waiting for an appointment


Yes, np getting an appt. Nothing but sore arm. Go to warren county health dept web site. Sites at Northwarren HS in Blairstown, Shoprite- washington ( they run out some times), etc.

patrice j altamura patrice j altamura
January 15th

When it is time for me to get my shot, can I request the manufacturer I want?? I will not get the moderna vac!!!


Dadof3 you won’t have a choice of vaccine.


Question: As different groups of people become eligible for the vaccine (such as Health Care workers and Drs 1A)...and then the vaccine becomes available to another eligible group (1B)...can those that were unable to get the vaccine at their time of eligibility (or sick at that time) in the first group (1A) then make appointments with the next eligible group of people (1B) or do they now have to wait until it is open to everyone..?


joyful - the prior groups can make appointments. Once you're in a group that is eligible, you can make your appointment at any time.


@dadof3, may I ask why no to the moderna vaccine?


Thanks, GC...


I have been trying for 3 days to make an appt., but have not been able to. All say they are full, no appts.available.


Apparently all vaccination sites are awaiting delivery of more vaccines before any appointments will open up.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
January 15th

My husband registered as soon as the site was set up and is in group 1B. We thought they would send an email okaying him to set up an appointment when his group opened, but he hasn’t gotten anything and we know of others in 1B who have made their appointments already. Are they sending out emails stating that your group is now open or are we just going off of what’s said in press releases?


Kat the others in 1b could now be eligible because of pre existing conditions and were able to register.
Someone I know who is able to register because of a pre existing condition has not received an email.


@jnnjr, I do not trust a medical treatment from bill gates!!! I will leave it at that.!!!


I know 5 people who registered with and were accepted by the State for the vaccine. I am included in the 5. It's been a week since acceptance via an email that said another email would be sent telling us it's time to register for your appointment. Needless to say not 1 of the 5 have received the second email, and since registering the vaccine is now available to many more people. Have any H'lifers who registered received that second important email. 2 of the 5 were in Group 1B, over 75, with pre-existing conditions. Thank you.

Mrs. Pipes Mrs. Pipes
January 15th

@ Mrs. Pipes...We are also pre-registered with the State and another two to add to your list that have not heard anymore about when or where to receive ours. (75 and older)..Getting advice now to just wait for the new vaccine (one dosage) and continue doing what we have been...mask wearing, distancing, etc. for a while longer...


Joyful.....I agree. I may hold out for the J & J 1-dose vaccine.

Local Gal Local Gal
January 15th

I registered & have not received any emails at all. Does that mean I'm not actually registered?

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
January 15th

Never mind. I found it in my spam mail.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
January 15th

I registered a couple of days ago.
Hope to hear.
Will report immediate when scheduled.


we are registered on two sites - and we're not holding our breaths since today's reporting is that there are no reserves - places in NYS that had appointments cancelled because they do not have the stuff - Yet another thing blundered and full of false information - so here we wait --


Joe B. is removing the requirement to have the second dose on reserve which means he's betting the farm that they can restock with enough supply to handle the extra dose. Big gamble.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 15th

As I am not a high risk category, I won't be taking this even when it's available to everyone. Good luck to older ones and people with conditions. Hopefully once these groups are vaccinated we can go back to normal.


Yet another reason why we should have nationalized healthcare...

I believe it will ramp up but probably at least a couple weeks away.


Welp, it looks like the administration was less than truthful about vaccine stock piles.. It appears there aren't any to push out to states. Nyc will run out next week. I am sure nj will follow. They did a good job getting the vaccination centers up and running though. I'm guessing things won't ramp up until March, but I'm hopeful it will be sooner.

Ser positivo Ser positivo
January 15th

I am in group 1A and I can’t find a place that has any spots open for a vaccine within a 50 mile radius. I registered on the state website and was told today that I can get the vaccine and to make an appt at one of the following places in the statewide list. Nothing available but says to check back daily. The Warren county dept of health gives you a choice of what vaccine you can have but the only choice they provide is moderna.
The vaccine only prevents you (possibly) from getting very sick if you contract the virus. You can still get it and transmit it so obviously the people that are elderly and those with respiratory issues (smokers included) are the ones who really need it so that they don’t up and over tax the hospitals which is the reason why the govt is pushing this vaccine for everyone (except children, they are not allowed to get the vaccine )

H-Town Mama H-Town Mama
January 15th

Htown mama you have to keep refreshing the page. Then choose the day you want. They add appointments throughout the day.


Thanks Mets, way to spread your good news about stepping up to the plate and doing your part. Hopefully you won’t be the birthplace of the next killer variant.

Everyone who is able should get the vaccine. At least that’s what the science, pharmacists, and doctors say. The best way to reach herd immunity to stop the spread, reduce the possibility of mutation, is a 70% immunity factor.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
January 15th

Went through Spam; not in Spam. They have the correct email address because the 1st email we received came from the State.

Joyful, I agree the J&J one shot is good. Hopefully it will be released soon. It is coming.

Fortunately, I was able to get an appt. for the 1st shot through the County. But, that does not excuse the State's not responding to people who they said they would contact. Even if the response was "we ran out of vaccine and until we have more we have to cancel appointments."

Mrs. Pipes Mrs. Pipes
January 15th

SD for every doctor you say that tells everyone to take it, I could find just as many that say the young don't need to take it. Don't spread misinformation. Do what's best for yourself.


Not getting it. Have fun guinea pigs.


G-R-E-A-T...


"I do not trust a medical treatment from bill gates!!! I will leave it at that.!!!" - Dadof3

Oh god they have 3 kids.

"SD for every doctor you say that tells everyone to take it, I could find just as many that say the young don't need to take it"

So you're saying that at least 50% of doctors say that young people don't need to take the vaccine. 50%? Considering you're the one challenging the science the burden of proof is on you and I would LOVE to hear about these 50% of doctors who say you shouldn't get vaccinated if you're "young", whatever that means. It's not even allowed if you're under 16.

Reasonable Reasonable
January 16th

Reasonable why do young people need to take it when the overwhelming majority of deaths are seniors and people with pre-existing conditions? That is the science. I think you need to learn common sense.


Metsman... obviously your degrees in infections diseases and epidemiology were obtained from an uncredited school.....


rleaf obviously you don't listen to the head infectious disease doctor Fauci who says kids should be in school and no one is listening. That's because very few kids are succumbing to this. They have a better chance of dying from the flu.


Kids should be in school... yes, but not because they are not succubing to this - and with the new version of the virus that may well change, as it is much more contagious to young people - the issue is the spread of the virus.. . listen to all that he says


Mets, first off, you ain't young, that's a red herring. Your false equivalency about the young being unaffected notwithstanding, it's not about the unvaccinated getting sick.

It's about you getting everyone else sick. It's about you draining the healthcare system with your lie. Two ways this lie affects others: one, the basic infection spread, perhaps even with brand new 50%-more-spread variant. Two, perhaps creating your own variant that God only knows what it might do.

Your "I'll show you my Dr, if you show me yours" is a false equivalency. It's not an opinion, it's a lie. It's not a 50/50 zero sum truth game. The Dr's advice game is one that you clearly lose as in "nine out of ten, agree" with me and tell us that you are lying. What really galls me is that you are a thinking intelligent person and yet you still swallow this Pablum.

There is really no arguing the science, the doctors, the pharmacists on this. Anything that does is just a big lie. Two way to end this via herd immunity, your way where another half million may die and the way of science that causes you to get a shot that, so far, has not killed anyone. It's your choice, but don't try to bluster your lie here. Won't fly this time.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 16th

Sorry but people my age and younger are not straining the hospital system. If seniors and sick people are vaccinated then the hospitals will not be overburdened. So if you're vaccinated and I sneeze on you guess what... you don't get sick. Vaccinating everyone is ridiculous. That is a myth perpetrated by the pharma companies looking for profits.


Re: Ser positivo, NYC had to throw out about 60 % of their vaccines because their group restrictions were so strict. They simply didn't use their allotment before if was out of date. Or in the case of the vaccine that requires extremely low temperatures, they didn't use enough of the vaccines, and since they cannot be refrozen, they too had to be discarded at the end of the day. Now they are scrambling to get more, and blaming their failings on the Federal Gov't.
God help us All.

USAfirst USAfirst
January 16th

My question today is... Why is Shoprite the only pharmacy that is doing the vaccines? Why not CVS or Walgreens or RiteAid too? The Shoprite app is overwhelmed. There should be more options than Warren County is offering. I know that all those sites are waiting for the next vaccine distribution, but there needs to be more options than we have now. You can't even go to your primary doctor.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
January 16th

I agree...Lonesome Dove...


I don’t think there’s enough vaccine to expand beyond what the are doing. NJ didn’t even get what was promised.

Also, some of these pharmacies might be doing LTHC.

Ultimately you are right; the current outlets don’t even have space nor personnel to handle the demand. When I did the math above; looked like six months even if everything perfect. And it’s not, starting with supply.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
January 16th

CVS & Walgreens were contracted to go around to all of the nursing homes and long term care facilities. RiteAid was contracted for Hospice and Home Health Care workers.


Do you have to get the vaccine in your county? I know Rockaway Townsquare Mall has a mega site in the old Sears. I never depend on Warren County. We are always forgotten and there’s not much out here in terms of resources.

For reals For reals
January 16th

For reals you can go anywhere but good luck finding a place!! Even the mega sites don’t have the vaccine

H-Town Mama H-Town Mama
January 16th

My father is 91. He gets it Wednesday. NYC retired FDNY over 65 program. I'll let you know how it goes for him.


Definitely a rollout failure across the nation.

For reals For reals
January 16th

As of today:
VACCINE DOSES ADMINISTERED BY COUNTY

ATLANTIC COUNTY - 10,980 doses administered
BERGEN COUNTY - 37,314 doses administered
BURLINGTON COUNTY - 15,685 doses administered
CAMDEN COUNTY - 18,275 doses administered
CAPE MAY COUNTY - 4,744 doses administered
CUMBERLAND COUNTY - 5,114 doses administered
ESSEX COUNTY - 26,478 doses administered
GLOUCESTER COUNTY - 11,507 doses administered
HUDSON COUNTY - 13,663 doses administered
HUNTERDON COUNTY - 5,149 doses administered
MERCER COUNTY - 7,874 doses administered
MIDDLESEX COUNTY - 24,530 doses administered
MONMOUTH COUNTY - 25,557 doses administered
MORRIS COUNTY - 23,779 doses administered
OCEAN COUNTY - 17,549 doses administered
PASSAIC COUNTY - 14,912 doses administered
SALEM COUNTY - 1,576 doses administered
SOMERSET COUNTY - 12,980 doses administered
SUSSEX COUNTY - 5,627 doses administered
UNION COUNTY - 15,560 doses administered
WARREN COUNTY - 3,326 doses administered
OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS - 15,748 doses administered
UNKNOWN COUNTY - 9,709 doses administered

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 16th

starting to wonder if holding my breath is any more hazardous to my health than the virus....

Nan Davis Nan Davis
January 17th

Out of State Residents??


Those are depressing stats especially for Warren County - it's a national failure but thankfully the new admin is committed to treating COVID as the crisis it is. If you're someone that wants a vaccine it's critical we get them before the variants get out of control.


So what are your chances IF you live the lie and skip the vaccine?

Current about 50% of all hospitalizations are under 64 years of age. Split about equally between 18-49 and 50-64. More likely to be in this group if male. Yes, underlying conditions still are the major marker in all this, however, 10% are not and 25% are asthma or unknown. https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/covidnet/COVID19_5.html

So, you can believe the old math OR you can spot the trends that became evident as early at October: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30461-6/fulltext

Remember, with Hospitalization comes the risk of long term effects even if you survive. In terms of death, Mets is right, he is at less risk. If you forgo the vaccine, and become sick, you only have a 10% chance of death under 60. Between 60 and 69, add another 13% so double your risk. And yes, 77% of that have comorbidities meaning 33% DO NOT. https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/dashboard-demographics-of-cases-and-deaths.aspx

FYI --- all these numbers skew lower over time and skew away from comorbidities; it's the nature of killing the weak and still ratchetting up the infection rate. IOW, at 4,000 dead a day, 10% is a lot, but it's less over 65 every day as we move forward. It's a factual math game for those under 65, taking a few minutes to get a shot or rolling the dice against odds that you catch it and become in the unlucky 20% group. And as to who you infect along the way, you can believe that's on them, but given what you did to make that not so, nah.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 17th

Out of state is for health care employees whom commute in from PA/NY.

PaulyWalnutz PaulyWalnutz
January 17th

Quit your fearmongering SD. You've got too much time on your hands...

bonv25 yea because rolling out a vaccine in 8-9 months isn't taking things seriously... NY wasted a ton of vaccine doses. I think other states didn't distribute the doses well either.


Pauly, why wouldn't they get it in their home state?


Stranger..what happens if you catch covid after the vaccine?.. do you sue?.. vaccine will not make you immune..no vaccine does..it should give your body a stronger defence but much like flu vaccine..the virus constantly changes as it moves from host to host...next year we will need a new vaccine ..with more panic..I agree people with health conditions need the vaccine but to create mass hysteria creates more problems


Actually, the efficacy is over ninety percent. Unless people skip the vaccine, we should be able to put this where we put polio.

The science says the more people who get it, the worse it gets for everyone. Science is not fear mongering. Quit living the lie and just get the vaccine.

The vast majority of doctors, scientists, pharmacists say to get the vaccine if you care about others. Mets and Bug3 say differently. I’m going with the former. .

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
January 17th

Because it was sponsored by their employers. You would be surprised how many healthcare workers from PA work at Morristown Memorial.

PaulyWalnutz PaulyWalnutz
January 17th

I know someone who is Auto-Immune and got the Covid-19 Vaccination a few days ago.........

Since then, her symptoms are: nauseous; dizziness; entire body in sharp pain.

She has all the symptoms except a Fever (at this time).

Hackresident Hackresident
January 17th

From nj.com:
"As people keep scrambling to secure scarce appointments for coronavirus vaccines, New Jersey’s top health official said Monday the state is expecting to receive only 100,000 doses from the federal government in each of the next four weeks.

State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said people who have already received the first dose will be able to get their second — and final — doses on time. But she noted the state can’t promise when others will be able to get their first dose"

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 18th

Come the 20th we will put shoulder to the wheel bringing the full force on the Fed to increase supply and increase vaccination sites. Will pull that defense act get production rolling and remove blockers and figure payments later.

Warp speed developed the vaccine, now we need to deliver.

No more asleep at the wheel.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
January 18th

97XBAM...you don't need to start smoking...just say you do. It's not like they're checking.


In the short term I'm very thankful for people who don't want the vaccine - it means I'll get it sooner! Long term though, they'll just be another potential carrier for those who are still waiting to be vaccinated, or those who cannot get vaccinated for whatever reason.

Just a reminder to everyone - there's still not a lot of data about how the vaccine effects your chances of spreading the virus. Currently it's believed you can still be a carrier and spread it to people. https://www.wsj.com/articles/does-getting-the-covid-19-vaccine-stop-you-spreading-it-scientists-dont-know-yet-11610989882

Seems like masks aren't going away any time soon, but at least life can & will be getting back to a more normal state in the coming months.


Also - please don't lie to get to the front of the line for a vaccine. By doing so you're literally taking it away from someone else who DOES need it.


Got my first shot of the Moderna vaccine yesterday. Feeling fine. Just a little soreness at the injection site. Just feels like someone punched me there. See how things are after the second dose.

thomasnj thomasnj
January 19th

Hiker --- you are spot on. Point is we need 70% of everyone to get vaccinated for this to work; doesn't really matter who, what infirmities or great health, race, or creed. Just 7 out of 10 of everyone. Those opting out lessen the effectiveness for all of us.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 19th

Got excited this a.m. when I received an email from the NJ state app saying I was eligible for a vaccination and to proceed (in the app) to schedule one. Then disappointment came: there were no appointments available to be scheduled :-(

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 21st

You sure they weren't just confirming the registration?

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 21st

@strangerdanger: this is start of email received :

HI ...............

It is now time to schedule your appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Many vaccination locations are available for scheduling your appointment online. Please click on the link below to schedule your appointment. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email with your appointment details.

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 21st

Sounds like the real thang.

Try Saturday and Sunday. Think this week is fubar, supply wise.

On Monday, they open a call center supposedly for the un-PC'd. Personally, I might give it a shot ----855-568-0545.

Man, and I thought I was early registration on that site.......

"this too shall pass."

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 21st

Received my 2nd dose of the Moderna vaccine yesterday afternoon. Felt fine yesterday until early evening I began to have arm soreness but otherwise ok until 1am I woke up with such chills, like I could not get warm. Today the chills are on and off with occasional heat flush, a fair amount of muscle and joint aches...just generally flu-ish feeling. It's a long day at work and I'll certainly be tired tonight but all my symptoms/reactions are totally normally and hopefully better tomorrow.


Had 1st vaccine today-feeling fine a few hours after . Note- you do not have to pre-register for vaccine just sign up directly with provider and also note I took my vaccine in Sussex County Health department as they told me you do not need to take vaccine at your own county health department you can take it at any one.

sportsfan sportsfan
January 21st

I got mine yesterday. Just a very sore arm today.

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
January 21st

Wife and I got our first dose of Moderna today at Bryam Shoprite. Have to make an appointment. Have our second scheduled for Feb. wife has a sore arm mine feels fine.


My husband and I both received an email confirming that we can start signing up for appointments when they’re available. (We are groups 1B and 1C) Fingers crossed!


Vaccines not coming to Walmart here, at least not yet:
"Stores and clubs (Sam's) in the following locations are preparing to administer vaccinations to priority populations: Pleasantville, Toms River, North Brunswick, Burlington Township, Pennsville, Franklin, Garfield, Hamilton, Vineland, Linden, North Bergen and Boonton."

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 24th

How are you making these appointments. I am signed up with three platforms and call Byram on my speed dial and they say nothing is available.

Please help with suggestions.


I am 1A and signed up with many groups, just nothing available. If someone can make a suggestion would so much appreciate it. I already suffered with the effects of Covid but was told to get the vaccine. Thank you


My parents live in NY. The closest appointment per the NY website was 7 hours away. My mother heard that a local chain had the vaccine. They were not listed on the state website at all. She called the store a few times and got put on eternal hold. Finally, hit the button to speak to the pharmacist. Boom. Appointment on Tuesday at her local Rite Aid.

The Mansfield CVS has a sign. No vaccines. Didn't pass by the Pharmacy section in Shoprite.


I waited on line in Paterson for 5 1/2 hours last week outside in the freezing cold. First come, first serve no appointments.

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
January 25th

Waiting as are many of you - we're in our seventies and he's diabetic - just keep checking I guess
What an insane way to do this....hopefully it will be straightened out over the next few weeks

Nan Davis Nan Davis
January 25th

I received my first dose of the Moderna vaccine last Friday as I am cosidered a frontline worker. I had no issues whatsoever, a bit of soreness around the injection site but that's it. The only thing I was frustrated with is I did it through Warren County Dept of Health, the sight I went to was the high school gymnasium in Blairstown. The process itself was extremely easy as I was not even asked to provide ID?? However, I also was not given an appointment for the second dose, so now I will go back into the big pool of people again to TRY and get the second dose. My friend who went to the Mega Vax Cite in Rockaway described a more formal sign in process and was given a date for her second dose??!

Colmcman Colmcman
January 25th

Rose, here are the links I have found so far. Thanks to GC and a certain mod for helping me out. When the state says you can use their site to secure an appointment, they will send a link to your email. If you don't have email/pc, you can use the 855-number listed below.

State 800-number for non-pc users: 855-568-0545

Hackettstown Medical Center - Medical Office Building 651 Willow Grove Street Hackettstown Warren 18 years
atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-vaccine.html

Hunterdon Family Medicine @ Riverfield - Hawk Point 6 Clubhouse Drive Washington Warren 18 years (908) 237-4238

ShopRite of Greenwich 1207 Route 22 Phillipsburg Warren 18 years vaccines.shoprite.com

ShopRite Pharmacy #434 2 Clubhouse Drive Washington Warren 18 years vaccines.shoprite.com

St. Luke's Hospital - Warren Campus 185 Roseberry Street Phillipsburg Warren 18 years (866) 785-8537, select option 7
slhn.org/covid-19/protect-yourself/covid-19-vaccine

Warren County Health Department Multiple Locations Warren 18 years (908) 475-7960
co.warren.nj.us/Healthdept/WCCOVIDVaccine.htm

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 25th

Mervin: see the list below.
Reasonable: bill gates himself declared that his offsprings are not vaccinated.
rleaf: kids don't get this "disease" because of lower amount of AceII receptors in their lungs
strangerdanger: explain herd immunity with examples and, then, explain herd immunity in population which got sick, while majority was vaccinated.
Metsman: to ad some more - pfizer's and moderna's "vaccines" don't contain any coronaviruses in any form, shape and taste. It's impossible "spread" CV being innoculated with covid preparation.
Bug3: this covid innoculations do not have coronaviruses... how do you spread nothing?
hicker: see the above about "spreading".

for the rest of us:

Preliminary list of VSD pre-specified outcomes for RCA

1 - Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
2 - Acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
3 - Anaphylaxis
4 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
5 - Arthritis and arthralgia / joint pain
6 - Convulsions / seizures
7 - Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
8 - Encephalitis / myelitis / encephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis / meningitis / encephalopathy (not ADEM or TM)
9 - Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
10 - Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
11 - Kawasaki disease (KD)
12 - Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
13 - Myocarditis / pericarditis
14 - Narcolepsy / cataplexy
15 - Stroke
16 - Transverse myelitis (TM)
17 - Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

source - FDA website

reader_NYJ reader_NYJ
January 25th

My wife and I got the first Moderna shot Saturday at the Byram ShopRite vaccine center. They gave us an appointment for the second shot before we left. My wife had a little soreness around the injection site the next day. I had no soreness or reaction at all.


"strangerdanger: explain herd immunity with examples and, then, explain herd immunity in population which got sick, while majority was vaccinated."

No. You already have your answer and seem to be picking a fight.

Your list is a list of "Preliminary list of VSD pre-specified outcomes for RCA" are things being investigated via the two surveillance systems used by the CDC to monitor the safety of most influenza vaccines: 1) the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS); and 2) the Vaccine Safety datalink (VSD).

Here's a whole goggle-ful list of pdf's explaining why this list is not something to be afraid of, but instead, be glad that science is monitoring for any adverse results. https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBH_enUS923US923&ei=bRsQYKPzOYeo_Qai8KOACA&q=Preliminary+list+of+VSD+pre-specified+outcomes+for+RCA+cdc&oq=Preliminary+list+of+VSD+pre-specified+outcomes+for+RCA+cdc&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoFCAAQsAM6BQghEKABOgUIIRCrAlCr0gpY4uAKYM_iCmgBcAB4AIABeYgB-AKSAQMzLjGYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6yAEBwAEB&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwjj3am03LnuAhUHVN8KHSL4CIAQ4dUDCA0&uact=5

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 26th

for your information (from Meryl Nass):

b. 70% of Americans have pre-existing antibodies to polyethylene glycol (PEG). FDA suspects that these PEG antibodies may be the cause of anaphylaxis post vaccination. The UK recommends against people with severe allergic conditions receiving the mRNA vaccines. The CDC, however, recommends people receive it regardless of their allergy history, only asking that those with severe allergies wait an additional 15 minutes (total of 30 minutes) in the clinic in case they need to be resuscitated. Anaphylaxis is occurring at about one in 45,000 doses, or 17 times the rate CDC has determined it occurs after other vaccines (1.3 episodes per million vaccinations). Therefore, getting the shot in a drugstore or anywhere that trained physicians are not close by to perform a resuscitation seems like a bad idea. According to the American College of Allergy, "The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should be administered in a health care setting where anaphylaxis can be treated." California has temporarily halted use of a lot of Moderna's vaccine due to a high rate of anaphylaxis.

reader_NYJ reader_NYJ
January 26th

Come on, of course CA has an abundance of caution, as should we all. After all, look at the vultures hiding in the trees waiting to pounce at the first smell of blood. But enough, at least do the work to be current and on target.

The Moderna program restarted in California a few days after the pause. As complex and complicated as vaccinating the nation can be, the system seems to be moving ahead. There will be other things, other pauses, and we will work through them.

Or we can wait for these variants to kick in and lose the race altogether. IMO, that's a bigger fear that what some seem to be afraid off.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/California-likely-able-to-release-huge-lot-15886349.php

Meanwhile, as the good Doctor suggests, those with allergies should look for a vaccination location that can handle those adverse reactions. That's sounds like good advice to me. And those with allergic reactions to peanuts should not eat Reese's Cups either.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 26th

That should be clarified as California halted use of a SINGLE lot of Moderna. Only 10 people out of 4 million had a severe allergic reaction.


"People must live, work, or go to school in Warren County to be able to receive a vaccination from a Warren County government vaccination clinic, according to a county news release."
https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/western-newjersey/warren-county-prioritizes-covid-19-vaccine-eligibility/article_482ca9de-5f57-11eb-a9e2-6f64cbcd9f22.html

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 26th

strangerdanger - it is your choice to get administered with medical preparation. with or without knowing all about this (or these) preparation(s).

reader_NYJ reader_NYJ
January 26th

10 out of 4 million is a rate of 2.5 per million. That's not quite 2 times the rate of the flu shot, let alone 17 times. It's also apples and oranges between an RNA shot and a dead virus shot.


reader_YJ: just trying to clear up potential disinformation from one of our newest posters. As in when you post your "Preliminary list of VSD pre-specified outcomes for RCA" which turns out to be, according to the CDC, part of: "Surveillance systems and methods for monitoring the post-marketing safety of influenza vaccines at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," I just want to clear up your disinformation. It's not pre-specified outcomes, but rather part of a routine safety program that surveils and tests many things as it has many times in the past. I am sure it was just your honest mistake and not some anti-vaccine rant without any foundation in the truth.

Other have noted quite a few other fallacies in your posts. I hope you take a bit more time in your research before illuminating us further.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 26th

I am a little disappointed about all of the 75+ people, many with health issues, that still have not gotten vaccinated or an appointment locked in. Not for myself, I can wait a couple months...


Looks like it is going towards every county for itself when it comes to Health Departments:

"Hunterdon County Health Department Announces Limited Vaccination Appointments Available on County Website
Every Wednesday

New Appointment Dates Are Open
To Those Who Live or Work in Hunterdon County

The Health Department COVID-19 clinic is available only to those who live or work in Hunterdon County. Proof of residency or in-county employment is required. Proof of residency includes driver’s license, passport, or utility bill. For those employed in the county, a work identification or pay stub is acceptable."

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 26th

strangerdanger, time will tell, if there'll be any outcomes. people hope for the best.

reader_NYJ reader_NYJ
January 26th

I got Moderna, no problem!


2nd call to Byram Shop-Rite voicemail- saying appointments being made..........hip hopped over there and got on a significant line---waiting over an hour --lost track of time -- to get an appointment for vaccines -- only 3 people behind me made the cut - saw GC there but unfortunately he was too far back.........we have an appointment for this Friday night-

I don't think they will have anymore vaccine till the beginning of next week.....Insane way to get this done but I'm grateful that I managed to get to this line on time-

Nan Davis Nan Davis
January 26th

so website be damned, you have to wait on line at Shoprite to get an appointment?

if so, this is out of control.


what's next: psssssst: "wana buy a spot in line......"

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 26th

I have been trying to schedule appts for senior citizens in my area. Unable to reach any of the above numbers in warren county. I was only able to sign up at My Mother Hackettstown Hospital and put on a list.

this is ridiculous. My friends in New York have had their parents vaccinated. what is the problem in New Jersey?

HtownNewbie HtownNewbie
January 26th

Nan did they schedule your 2nd appointment as well?

CraftBeerBob CraftBeerBob
January 26th

a friend has gotten the vaccine. reacted badly. stayed in bed for 9 days and trying to work now but is extremely exhausted with nausea and can only work 2 hours a day.

regrets getting the vaccine.

Hackresident Hackresident
January 26th

Just for the record today''s (and most recent days) Shoprite schedulin says:
"Due to overwhelming demand, our COVID-19 Vaccine appointment schedule is FULL — there are currently no new appointments available. Please check back at a later date. We are working hard to secure additional vaccine and open appointment availability. We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience."

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 26th

CraftBeerBob................they said they will schedule it when we receive the first vac...........

Nan Davis Nan Davis
January 26th

OnTheEdge...................that's what it said when I called this am about 8 - tried again around 9:30 or so and it said they were making appointments - good thing I hustled over or I would have wasted my time......

Nan Davis Nan Davis
January 26th

Well, here we still are....80 and 90 year olds both with compromised immune systems ...both registered with the State of New Jersey to get the covid vaccine and both yet to be vaccinated. Right now, the more I am hearing about long lines, waits, etc. I am more inclined to just "chill" and wait until the vaccine is more accessible and desirable to get. Only one of us in our family drives and certainly am not going to stand in long lines at our ages to get this vaccine as much as we want it. So........guess we wait until it is available at the local hospital, Doctor or CVS and then get the vaccine.


Joyful - that sounds like a good idea. Hopefully we'll start to see better availability in a few weeks but there has to be a better way for departments/states to verify who is getting them. I've heard too many stories of people getting them that don't fit the priority criteria.

Hackresident - if that's the earlier friend you listed then anyone with autoimmune is asked to speak with their doctor b/c that is the group (along with pregnant women) who are generally at the last phase of testing. Hopefully they're feeling better now but imagine how their body would react if they got COVID. Best anyone can do with any of this is try to make the most informed decision that fits their circumstances.


I have had both doses of the Pfizer vaccine - no symptoms other than a mild sore spot on the arm... otherwise fine


NJ is in the bottom Third of vaccinations across the country. I would expect that our state would be better than that. Murphy is doing a very poor job in this.


I would say it's a poor job all around. Fed, State, Local -----> no one exactly getting a base hit, much less knocking out of the ballpark.

I am glad folks like Nan got an appointment by waiting in line at Shoprite and even happier she told us ---- but that's not the process. Should we all storm the gates?

Wealthy hospital donors are apparently getting theirs, must be essential. Hey, I will pay, make an offer.

To get to Rockaway, or HH, wait for Atlantic to email you. No other way in, State Site does not support it.

To get to other megacenters, wait for State to email you that it's OK to try and then hit the website for ultimate frustration --- sites come up like you can get an appointment but when you click, nobody's home. Like oh i got it, nope, not again. Or get one in South Jersey....only 2 hours away....

Warren Cty added a new vaccination site for a total of three but has no appointments. Big red message from 1/26 says go away but feel free to try later. Nice to improve sites by 50% but we would rather an appointment.....

The Fed keeps telling us more is coming soon but can't tell us how much is coming now. So proud about their 1M a day which they had before inauguration, that they are increasing to 1.5M a day ---- but we can't even get appointments.

A relative got theirs cuz they know someone in the Health Department and caught the end of day extra doses. Took her 24 hours since she knew someone.

I am sure this will get better but right now it's a clustershuck where if you are wealthy, know someone, or work around the process---- well, same ole, same ole.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 28th

@ strangerdanger.....How true!!! How true!!!


Well SD, isn’t that with basically everything, the wealthy, those with connections always get in before the rest of the schlubs.


hey - I have no connections nor do my friends - just persistence

Nan Davis Nan Davis
January 28th

If waiting 5 1/2 hours outside in 30 degree weather in Paterson sounds like connections, well I guess I have them.. LOL!

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
January 28th

Folks, I don't think you have connections beyond keeping you nose to the ground to find out the straight skinny. It's just that's not how the system is supposed to work.

I am glad for anyone who figures out a way to get the vaccine. More power to you. And I am every so glad that you posted how you did it so others might take advantage.

It's the system that's corrupt, not you. You did not make the rules, you're just playing the game.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 28th

Best, worse!, story yet:

"Located deep in Canada’s Yukon, the remote community of Beaver Creek is home to only about 100 people, most of them members of the White River First Nation.

So when an unfamiliar couple who claimed to work at a local motel showed up at a mobile clinic to receive coronavirus vaccines, it didn’t take long for locals to become suspicious. Authorities soon found that the couple were actually wealthy Vancouver residents who had chartered a private plane to the isolated outpost so that they could get shots intended to protect vulnerable Indigenous elders."

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 28th

As of 1/28, CDC (or state website) says: 6% of NJ has first shot; .9% has second shot.

The race against the new variants is on.

With an State Rt of .91, keep the faith, wear the mask, two in a crowd, and best luck. Hospitalizations are also moving down, but still too high.

As NJ rates fall, Warren remains in the red zone, according to CDC, as of 1/24 ----> our Warren Cty Rt is also below 1 so hopefully we will move out of the red zone soon. Our case counts seem to be flatlining although looking to trend down I hope. Sussex is behind us and worse, Hunterdon ahead of us and is two zones better, yellow. We have what is called "silent community spread."

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 28th

Wsnt the vaccine? Large donations help, apparently.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/01/28/hunterdon-medical-center-gave-covid-19-vaccine-to-donors-relatives-of-top-hospital-executives-report-says/


Now the State Invite Site lists many in-county-only sites. Since Warren County has no sites on the State Invite Site we have been disinvited. Thank you Phil Murphy for this little bit of unfairness. Nothing like getting an invitation to the party and then being carded at the door. Beyond frustrating, it's just unfair.

And to think we work in and cavort with citizens from most of the counties shunning us. This just does not make practical sense either.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 29th

SD, it's a free for all, but if you have a computer, you can go to the WC DOH website, and/or register for any of the hospital sites in the area (Atlantic/St Lukes)


There are two avenues of approach. Atlantic/StLukes does some sites like the Rockaway mega site and HHosp. The majority of sites in the State are done by the DOH site.

You can register for both ---- Atlantic will email you when it's time to try. So will the State DOH. But when you get to the State site, most of the non-Warren County sites are restricted, for now, to in-county residents. It's bogus.

So Raritan site has appointments available, but we can't play. For now.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 29th

The Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center in at the Rockaway Townsquare mall will be closed Saturday and Sunday due to a lack of vaccine supply.

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 29th

And anyone can go to any one of the 6 megasites in the state.


Raritan was full before any declarations it's only for their county. The same is true for places in Essex as well that were available an hour ago but aren't now. Warren does have three of their own sites listed on the county page. They just ran out on the 26th per their web page. They say to check back so they must be expecting more. Next week is a new month with new deliveries, hopefully they start scheduling more on Monday.

It's certainly frustrating the websites know your county but still show you sites you're not allowed. And some show you a location then say there are no appointments necessary. Shame on those sites.

But the real issue is lack of vaccine where the shots are given. The places that have it say it only seems to show up at the last minute and then they're not sure how much they get. There is a nation wide network of National Guard barracks. From the start the federal level should have been used to deliver the doses direct to those barracks. From there whether its federal resources or the CVS/Riteaid/Walgreen subcontractors or more, it would be so much easier to get it out.


Government inefficiency coupled with the lack of a national healthcare system. I hope this can be a lesson for this country. Something much more deadly than COVID-19 could be in our future and if we don't improve our health system millions if not tens of millions would be toast...


Re: Has anyone gotten the vaccine yet

apologies if this is a duplicate...

Nan Davis Nan Davis
January 29th

Gee if only we could all be Hunterdon big shots... That story just is insane. Now, I would never go there.


Don't blame the past or current administration, state and local for that matter for the slow process of getting the vaccine to the people. It's a manufacturing issue.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/29/moderna-asks-fda-to-allow-more-doses-in-each-covid-19-vaccine-vial.html


Got mine thursday at Rockaway. So far so good. No reactions. The place was run like clock work. The national guard and retired nurses were ALL very kind, informative and everyone kept to social distancing.

Long valley resident Long valley resident
January 30th

The VA is working towards vaccinations for veterans. Sign-up:
https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
January 30th

So happy people are out there and getting them. I'm waiting, only because I work from home and it's more important for those who have to be working with others to get their shots first. But, glad no one has had adverse reactions.

DogDayAfternoon
4 weeks ago

DogDayAfternoon, kudos to you for your thoughtfulness!


i second that maja2!!!!!!!!! I work in a food pantry and an immuno compromised and was so eager to get the shot.3 days now and i feel fine.

Long valley resident Long valley resident
4 weeks ago

Long Valley Resident – Trying to get an idea for an estimated, possible timeline of registration thru to appointment - Since you just got your 1st vaccine on Thurs., while I understand everything is dependent upon vaccine stock availability and individual eligibility - *When did you register with Atlantic Health, *When did you receive your email confirmation, *Then, when did they call (or email?) you about an appointment? Since Atlantic Health oversees a few different sites, did you have a choice of locations or did they just assign a location and time? Thanks -

Through the Atlantic Health registration, have people also been receiving the vaccine at Hackettstown & Newton Hospitals, (everyone seems to be noting the Rockaway Mall site)? Once you register with Atlantic Health, does it seem like they contact you based upon when you registered or based upon when you registered in conjunction with your eligibility category?

Three Bees Plus Three Bees Plus
4 weeks ago

Ok so I registered with the state amount two weeks ago. Got notified about a week later that I was “eligible to receive vaccine” but I tried for another week at all hours of the day to no avail. Then last Tuesday a friend told me to go thru mychart on Atlantic health, again nothing all day. Then at 6 at night I signed on and boom I could have gotten an appt the next day at 8 am. I made it for Thursday. I have now heard that they have removed the link from mychart.

Lwinters Lwinters
4 weeks ago

Furthermore, I called the state hotline, they were of NO USE. But very polite. Called Monday was told call back Tuesday as “they didn’t have nay records yet” and “all records would be available Tuesday and then we can make appts for you” I called back Tuesday was told “we have nothing” sorry. Call back Friday. I gave up

Lwinters Lwinters
4 weeks ago

Due To Winter Storm all 6 Vaccine Mega-Sites will be closed Monday, Feb. 1.

Anyone with appointments at the Atlantic, Middlesex, or Morris mega-sites will receive a call from the health care partner at that site and be rescheduled within the week.

https://bit.ly/3oAJBBs


What about the other three? LOL


I figure that I'm going to get a Covid-19 vaccine around the same time I get my hands on a PS5, lol...


My son got the first vaccine at the Sayreville Fire Training Academy, and they never scheduled his second. Now he can't find anywhere to get the second. My 70 year old husband qualifies too, and can't find anyplace to get his first vaccine.


Has anyone gotten a vaccine through Warren County and been contacted about a second appointment?


The individual I know that received their vaccine from Warren County at the Franklin site had their second vaccine appointment scheduled when they got the first.


How are you all getting into a site. I have many numbers and get the message saying full I have been trying for weeks now..


bernie
you can no longer get into the atlantic health site,directly . They took down their system that let you get an appt directly with them for covid.. If you signed up thru the state, you will get a link when you are eligible, and then it will take you to sites that have open appts. However, from what a friend told me sometimes it just says its full and no appts at this time. if you sign in and sign out NUMEROUS times sometimes it works. sometimes in the middle of the night there are open appts, No direct rhyme or reason, I also called the state hotline number three times last week, and at NO time could they really do anything. lol

Long valley resident Long valley resident
4 weeks ago

Isn't this where you register for Atlantic Health Systems?
https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-vaccine.html?utm_source=multiple&utm_medium=multiple&utm_campaign=vaccine#alerts

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
4 weeks ago

CVS will be giving vaccines:
https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/02/cvs-says-it-will-start-giving-out-covid-vaccines-in-some-nj-stores-next-week.html

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
3 weeks ago

Walgreens too.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

The problem simply stated:
"So far, supply cannot meet demand. Some 824,000 doses have been administered in New Jersey since vaccines received emergency federal approvals in December, Gov. Phil Murphy said on Tuesday. About 4 million Garden State residents qualify for the shots under present guidelines."

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
3 weeks ago

Got mine yesterday. Pfizer rockaway mall. No side effects

Just coach Just coach
3 weeks ago

Just coach --- I can't even get an invitation to frustration --- ie: allowed to try to make a appointment at Rockaway. I just don't get that one.

On the Edge: Nothing against you, but simply stated my sweet patooties...... We keep looking at the problem like it's a business problem, supply and demand. Poor Moderna and Pfizer just need to ramp up their business. We didn't order enough so it will take time. Bull. It's Defense Production time!

It's a war, it's a national defense problem, let's look at it like 9/11 or other wartime tragedy and mobilize, globalize, and realize if we don't get shots in the arm, we will get a bullet in the head as the variants kill more and more of us. We need something like the Patriot Act for making the vaccine!! My goodness, we know what it is, we just need to turn the crank and make some. We have hundreds of factories, producers, we don't need Botox and many other drugs, we need vaccine.

We have two vaccines, one more on the way. Where's Oxford?

We have hundreds if not thousands of pharmaceutical manufacturers operating out of the US, but only three making vaccines. Why not use other pharma factories, pay them a bonus, and figure out the other money to keep the inventors whole later. I would rather spend taxpayer money on a vaccine right now than most other stuff in the US budget.

Patience may be a virtue but pull the damn Defense Production Act and get our collective act in gear. I want to hear "we just don't have enough space or shot givers for all this vaccine in the pipeline." That would be a better problem to try to solve, simply stated. Automakers built airplane motors, guns, tanks. Only 139 cars rolled off the plants during the war. The Lionel toy train company started producing items for warships, including compasses. Ford Motor Company produced B-24 Liberator bombers. Alcoa produced airplanes. The Mattatuck Manufacturing Company, which had made upholstery nails, switched to making cartridge clips for Springfield rifles.

Let's get er done the American way, the Henry Ford way.

Meanwhile, if I travel below Phili, I can get an appointment..... Rockaway seems a life away, haven't even got an invite to be disappointed yet. No room at the Inn.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

I call ball droppage. And you know who is ultimately accountable - Governor Murphy. He needs to do a better job, stop eating out with his family and work 24x7 to better NJs response!


CVS Pharmacy (Mansfield location on Rt. 57) will begin administering COVID vaccines on February 12. All registration must be done online (do not call the store) at cvs.com. Again, do not call the store unless you have important questions regarding the vaccine. They are very busy and inundated with calls from the public. The pharmacy employees are not able to register for you, put you on a waiting list, or expedite your appointment.

All seniors and those with certain risk factors will be eligible, but further eligibility information will be on the website via their registration questionarre when it opens.

Registration is not open yet but they are advising folks interested to continually check the website for updates until registration is open.


strangerdanger

Don't forget that Ford also produced a poopload of the original Jeeps during WWII as well!

For my part, while I'm not quite 65, yet, but belong to some risk groups, it's too crazy to try to get a shot right now and there are so many people out there that need it more than I... I'm just being careful at work and limiting any exposure while shopping. Personally, I don't find it exceptionally limiting, etc. I have plenty of other things I can work on, most of them at home while I bide my time until production and distribution get to where it needs to be.

Again, 1918 comes to mind. I'm on my 4th book about it right now. Part of why we didn't and don't take it seriously and learned the lessons we needed to, was that after the disaster, the National Consciousness pretty much had a collective amnesia event and it wasn't written about until the 100 year anniversary approached in 2018. 550,000 deaths then, when we didn't know what we were fighting, rumors and conspiracy theories abounded and we ascribed the causes to "bad air" or "nerve agents" used in the war, etc. We also didn't have the advanced therapies we do now, though we do have a larger population, but still...


Did get thru the Atlantic Maze test site yesterday and got an appt for Sat am in Morristown!!!


Mmadone, when did you initially register with Atlantic Health vs. being notified that you can schedule an appointment? Once they notify you to schedule your appt., do you have to check which locations have any opening or do you select something like "any site available"? If they are notifying you to schedule, why did it feel like a "maze"? There should have been enough open slots to accommodate the number they were notifying (if they are being responsible with how they are running this!!).

What is going on with Warren County through the Health Dept.?? Their site has not changed/been updated to indicate any appts. available or that they are currently vaccinating anyone for the past 2 weeks. Sussex County Health Dept. scheduled appts. last Sat. (filled up in less than 41 min.) and we keep hearing about Atlantic Health appts. that are in conjunction with the Morris County Health Dept. So where, when and what (the) with Warren County?

Is there a site to see the distribution #s by county, found state accounting but not by county within NJ.

Three Bees Plus Three Bees Plus
3 weeks ago

Cutos to Warren County Health dept. On the computer Wed at 10:01, see openings at Belvidere Fire Thurs and Friday. Click on Thurs, Click on time slot, get one, try for wife and get one two hours earlier. Well organized. Groups for every 15 min were about 10-15 people. Running a little late but all the people were pleasant and well prepared .Probably did about 300 people on Thurs.

exphysics teacher exphysics teacher
3 weeks ago

I might be off on this Phil, feel free to correct.

Yes, Ford delivered about 50% of the jeeps, or about 300,00 for WWII. It was the GPW or Government P(80-inch wheelbase), Willy's since Willy's was the design. The Willy's MB was the precursor to the civilian jeep, the CJ-2A. And that's the point, Willy's design, Ford built. But wait, there's more: the original Bantam design for the Jeep was forwarded to Willy's by the government to both Ford and Willy's with no money given to Bantam since the designer had said he would do it for free. The government claimed ownership based on contracting with Bantam. a small mfg from Butler PA, above Pittsburgh. Ford used the Willy's licensed design and I don't think Willy's demanded repayment because they could only produce 300,000 so Ford picked up the slack.

That's what we need in this war.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

FYI (from Dr. Mercola's site):
"If SARS-CoV-2 has frazzled your nerves, I have bad news for you. Scientists are already cooking up more virulent and lethal versions. In a January 22, 2021, Twitter post, biotech entrepreneur Yuri Deigin highlighted a study posted on the preprint server bioRxiv at the end of December 2020, saying:1

“Ok, the prize for the craziest and most dangerous gain-of-function research goes out to Italian virologists who took SARS[-CoV-]2 and passaged it in vitro in the presence of neutralizing antibodies.2 It quickly obliged and mutated to escape them. Yay for a novel, more dangerous SARS3!”

“Passaging” refers to a genetic engineering technique where a virus is grown in a series of different animal tissue cultures. With each “pass,” the virus will mutate slightly, gaining different functions. "

reader_NYJ reader_NYJ
3 weeks ago

is this who you're referring to?? https://www.cspinet.org/news/fda-and-ftc-urged-bring-enforcement-proceedings-against-joseph-mercola-false-covid-19-health


IMHO: Huckster selling his non-proven nutritional supplements. Lots of information about this man online.

Mrs. Pipes Mrs. Pipes
3 weeks ago

Re Atlantic Health registration for COVID vaccine: I received an email on January 13 confirming I had successfully registered. Stated in part, "We will send you an email when it is time for you to schedule an appointment."
I am in the eligible category. Curious if anyone that has received a vaccine through the registration system can post the date of their confirmation email.

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
3 weeks ago

Exphysics teacher, am I doing everything right? When I go on Warren County Health Dept., click on blue line for their sites, choose vaccine in drop down, choose Belvidere Fire Dept. In next drop down, & I see a little calendar with all the days are gray-colored. Is that where you found your appointment? If I click on a day in the calendar, nothing happens. Never any option to pick a time. Does that mean they are filled up? I don't know if I'm in the right area or doing something wrong, or you were just lucky when you went on to look.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
3 weeks ago

I registered ages ago with the state site, atlantic health, and warren county - have yet to hear from any of them - finally hit it right for Shop-Rite Byram --- called twice - second time there was an announcement that they were making apts for that week - raced there - got on line - just made it to get appointment for later that week - they scheduled the 2nd one while I was there- ridiculous - but we've gotten our first and have appointments for the 2nd


4cat, the SR in Byram was only booking appointments in person?


Registered everywhere. Got an email from Atlantic Healthcare with a registration link and password. Was quick and plenty of slots. Going to Motown Sat for dose 1. Very happy!


Yes 3wd2nj - call often - when they say they are booking - you have to go wait on line to get an appointment for another day --- they just don't know what's coming in or exactly when so.....


4catmom When you say you have to go wait on line. Do you mean you have to drive over to Byram to physically wait in a line to make an appointment. Sorry I just want to be sure I understand correctly. I don't mind doing that at all to get an appt. , I'm just making sure that the words-- on line-- don't mean on the computer. Thank you so much for all your help.

maybebaby
3 weeks ago

Yes I had to race over to Byram as soon as the shop-rite voicemail said they were scheduling appointments. When I arrived there was quite a line - which I joined - and after at least an hour - maybe longer, I got in and then waited a while and got an appointment-- there were only 3 slots left after me - and a huge line waiting - many waited - for nothing
When we went to actually get the vaccine at our appointment time - we were in and out (with 15 minute wait after the vaccine to make sure we were okay)....At that time we made our next appointment.


4catmom, Thank you so much for explaining it so well. Okay I'm going to try non stop calling and I will be ready to race out my door and drive to Byram to try to get an appointment. You explained it great. Thanks again. I appreciate everyone's sharing of information and experiences to help others understand how this all works and hopefully being able to get our vaccines.

maybebaby
3 weeks ago

Where are these lines? Inside? Outside? Are the people in the line in the way of tbe shoppers?


@Mmadone: do you know the date you registered with Atlantic Health?

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
3 weeks ago

Lines outside....entry is next to Atlantic Health facility.....before you reach the shop rite entry.....


4catmom, Thank you for answering my post. Your experience has helped me be more informed as to how this all works and what to expect. Hopefully with perseverance and luck we can all get our vaccine. Again I appreciate your help.

maybebaby
3 weeks ago

lonesome dove For the warren county site when there are apt. available it will show white. The fire house seems to be on Thurs. and Fri. The warren county site opens at 10. When you click on the white date on the calendar it will give you times from 9-5 in 15 min intervals. Try them all until you get one that directs you to a form. Fill form out fast and then click submit. First time I did it, they filled up while filling out form. Try another time if that happens. Remember they only have about 300 slots per day.

exphysics teacher exphysics teacher
3 weeks ago

I have checked that site at least 5 times a day for the last 3 weeks at all hours. Never a white box always grey.

CraftBeerBob CraftBeerBob
3 weeks ago

4catmom,
The article you referred to is a usual tactic to silence an opposing view and methods.
Max Gerson was in similar situation when he took 100% terminal cancer patients and saved live of about 25% of them. Those were usually at stage 4.
Mercola sells, mostly, nutritional supplements and those are not fda-regulated. He states that they help fight certain ill conditions.
vaccine manufactures also claim that their products treat and offer protection and we know what the actual results are - 50% of us population is chronically ill.
How does it say in the Bible? "Ye shall know them by their fruits." something like that.

reader_NJY reader_NJY
3 weeks ago

10 days post second Moderna shot and doing well. Just some increased fatigue for the week following each dose....I am a RN and received through my employer...


Try St. Lukes Healthcare system. I have some friends and a family member who registered and got quick appointments. Had to travel to Easton and PBurg but they didn't mind. Said process was simple.


Now Murphy has closed down some "prick" places again because of the snow expected tomorrow.


Re: Has anyone gotten the vaccine yet

I believe this graphic will help


4cat, you just won the interwebs today! LOL


I just want to get back to some sense of normalcy. Come this Summer people will loose their patience one way or another. We need to get to at least 60% level by this June which probably can only be accomplished by the addition of the J&J vaccine.


60-70% was the original estimate but nobody knows.

Given the variants, Fauci has been slowing upping the ante, first to 70-75%, lately 75-80+ %.

The race here is against new cases. At this point in our declining surge, it's not against hospitalization and death. The more cases the greater chance of a variant, another surge and another death spike. But the greatest concern is a new variant. The more cases, the more variants. The more variants, the greater the probability of either vaccine booster or, more likely, a different vaccine being needed. I, for one, do not want a do-over on the vaccine.

Basically the vaccine may not protect us from catching it or spreading it at 100%, but it does seem to minimize the likelihood of a really bad outcome. We don't want to start that process over because of a loss of patience.

May even require masking for some time after herd immunity but hopefully we will be in outside dining and relative normality ----- beyond the mask for concurrent settings.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

The B.1.1.7 variant is here, and spreading. Not good.

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
3 weeks ago

I mentioned 60% to make a dent by June and people going back to normal activities. I doubt another Summer of lockdowns will work.


A dent and normal are mutually exclusive. There is no normal, or close to normal, until herd immunity is reached. We have seen what reopening after a dent results in.

The "lockdown" worked. Other lockdowns have worked. Ours lasted from March till June 9th; we had a great summer, infection wise. The second surge started one infection cycle after Thanksgiving. Warren's worst period since the beginning is still ongoing having started with the second surge. IOW, we basically missed the first surge, but caught the second one at a pretty good clip. Still over 40 cases a day on average in Warren. Sure, hospitalizations and deaths are lower, but bad is bad.

As NJ put over 70 in the ICU yesterday, the aftereffects of this second surge are still be felt. But NJ has room at the hospital and as long as this is the case, I agree with you and don't see a lockdown in an election year. If we had the patience, we would have pulled one early January and been opening up much more than we are about now.

The point is that you can't "dent" this and expect normal. You either reduce or increase. You can't reduce by getting closer to herd immunity. It just continues to spread, to mutate, and sooner or later will defeat all the good work we have done.

I do expect more freedom in the summer. Outdoor dining can help. We do not want a do-over so I hope people can be patient, enjoy the greater freedoms that come with Spring, but don't screw the pooch causing us to have a do-over on this vaccination program.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

The biggest issue is mutation. If it mutates enough our current vaccine's won't work and it will be a perpetual game to keep up with it with booster vaccines. I try to stay positive but this might be with us for a long time. Pretty good summary from Professor Kim again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBysYDWy78k


I agree. And we either live together, apart or die together, alone. The rules to survive and thrive are simple. They will be needed deep into the summer at least. We may get more freedoms but we can’t relax as it gets warmer. Our friends in the South and Southwest have shown us what dropping our guard means.

The bottom line. Mutation only comes with replication. Replication only comes with each new case. More cases, more replication, more possible mutations. Until vaccination makes replication fall to a herd immunity level, we can’t lose patience, we can’t claim fatigue. We all need to do this together and then, never again.

We are a day late and a dollar short. We may not be extreme in Warren Cty, but we are in an active outbreak, our worst streak since it began. No, we don’t need to lockdown, we are heading in the right direction, and hopefully we recognize the price of losing patience, the price of fatigue.

I mean it’s kinda funny to think it’s safer in Philadelphia than in Warren County right now in terms of the pandemic..... But it is.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

Re: Has anyone gotten the vaccine yet

NYTimes daily tracker - this one received today


Well, I went on County site just now, & was excited to see white boxes for Goodwill Fire & North Warren School. Several time slots came up for each site, but every time I clicked on a time, it said Sorry No longer available. Each time slot. So why is the calendar box white? Also, instructions said to click on "next button" if a slot was taken, but I don't know where the Next Button is. I don't see one on the screen & I don't have one on my tablet. I was excited for about 5 seconds.
I'm also hesitant to book an appointment because I still can't get my car out of my garage due to snow piles plowed up behind my doors. I'm waiting for my plow guy to come take the snow away. I hate the idea of passing up an opening (if I ever find one).

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
3 weeks ago

The County phone hot line is 475-7700. You should try there although the wait times are very very long.

I managed to get on the County website right at 10:00 when their hot line opens. I'm happy to say I did manage to get my slot and help my mom get hers. Yes, although it was showing all the slots, some were taken. When it says press the next button, it means to try the next time slot and press the "select" button.

I don't know if they have reserved some slots just for the phone lines or not. But it looks like all of the website ones are booked. Good luck to everyone.


Thanks GC

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
3 weeks ago

Thanks GC and to others on this Topic. Due to your updates I was able to schedule vaccinations. I am so appreciative to all the valuable information and insight.

My humble thanks to all!

HtownNewbie HtownNewbie
3 weeks ago

Agreed very helpful. Kind of pathetic the hoops one has to jump thru just to find there are dead ends all the time.


GC, so you’re saying you scheduled by calling?


Buttz - No but I started out trying both at the same time. Calling at the same time as going to the web site. I was on hold on the phone when the web site showed availability. So I hung up the phone and did the web reservation.

Last week I tried several times on the phone but all the appointments were gone when I got through.


So strange it appears that spots are opening up but we've not been able to actually book them. Same problem that Lonesome Dove encountered.


GC/Butttz - I called and remained on the line for about 3omin.

HtownNewbie HtownNewbie
3 weeks ago

The message I received while waiting on the phone last week was wait times could even be 45 mins. So definitely 30 mins is not at all surprising.


It is and will continue to get better.

As long as every shot is being given, ultimately we all win.

I just don’t understand with all the drug companies, why only two are making it. Let everyone make it and figure out the money later. Pull the defense production act, flood the field.

Did our CVS and Walgreens start yet?

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

Pfizer just restarted one of their production lines for the vaccine which will cut the time down from 110 days to 60 days forms start to finish. This should help get more out quicker!


*just*!?
What were they waiting for!?


3wbdwnj, sometimes after a manufacturing process is in place for a bit, minds get together and see ways to improve. Then, money needs to be approved, and parts need to be molded. Then the machines get the upgrade. Every step takes a bit of time.


Worst part about this whole situation is that even while logging into the NJVSS system. You can easily find appointments available every day from all locations all over north/central jersey. But of course only for those residents in such counties.

Yet trying to find one single available appointment here in Warren Cty or anywhere local is like pulling teeth. Such a mess.

htownresident
2 weeks ago

The “manufacturing process” needs to be extended to other pharma factories currently not producing vaccines and we can keep everyone whole via taxpayer dollars later. I mean if we foot the normal bill plus pay moderna it’s profit plus a perk for being a good guy, we could be swimming in vaccines in far faster time.

The nation needs more vaccine not tylenol and botox. Pull the defense production act and get er done.

I want to hear we’re running out of shot-givers , injection sites, because we have too much vaccines.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

for what it's worth, I just read this: https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/02/nj-vaccine-hotline-can-now-make-appointments-for-covid-vaccines-state-says.html?fbclid=IwAR0HsYyLAzb5n8gKseBnpRD89xQYnuqeRw8oBwqutS00Tti9dfyeXaiZ6johttps://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/02/nj-vaccine-hotline-can-now-make-appointments-for-covid-vaccines-state-says.html?fbclid=IwAR0HsYyLAzb5n8gKseBnpRD89xQYnuqeRw8oBwqutS00Tti9dfyeXaiZ6jo


.. just went on 4catmom's response... on hold for 20 minutes. told they would transfer me to make appointment that they just got vaccine in. . get thru and then told no appointments available. What a Friggin' joke... Thank you Gov Murphy

camille parker camille parker
2 weeks ago

yeah that number was useless for me yesterday


Why do folks keep blaming the gov for a national vaccine supply problem and a county website? Even if you do blame him for the state website; he still is not responsible for the national supply. That dye was cast before 2021, the next team was kept in the dark and now we are in catch up mode.

Hang in there, keep trying, it’s better this week than last and I believe the supply will increase.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

If you are 75 and older and have not received the vaccine I do recommend that you call the number 4catmom listed.


Friend just got thru on the number and person on the line made an apt for her hub at newton shop rite tomorrow


Which number?

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Third to last paragraph is exactly what happened to me. Absolutely useless.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/02/nj-hotline-tells-callers-they-cant-book-a-covid-vaccine-appointment-over-the-phone-residents-say.html


The call center, which is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, is (855) 568-0545.


Reason I asked is that both agents I talked to say they are incapable of making appointments. Was there something more than a call to an agent? Like saying they don't have a pc or phone?

Here's an interesting question for those who have got the vaccine: do you "de-register" from all the sites and organizations you are currently registered for?" Like if you got it from the county or Shoprite, did you undo your registration at the State? Atlantic Health Care, St. Lukes, and anywhere else you have a separate registration?

Just wonder if everyone is still in the waiting list for the places registered now that they don't need to be. And, of course, the next question would be does the State offer the "invite" based on how many people are in queue?

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

I know (older) people who have had success. They are accommodating 75+ via phone at this time. In the next month or two it will be open for a much broader age range.


Well, it would be nice if they just said that. Twice now I have been told they are not capable of scheduling.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

maja2, not sure if you were trying to be snarky, or informative, but I don't see why they would have waited to open up to more manufacturing. They've had the EUA for months(?) at this point, and to say there's a vaccine shortage is an understatement.


3wbdwnj just trying to be informative. I've been in the manufacturing sector for decades. A couple of months is actually fast.


StrangerDanger - Shoprite and Warren County never were registrations so nothing to undo. The state doesn't have an unregister, just won't be using the link they would send if I ever get to that point. The Morris County mega site was Atlantic My Health anyway, and just an email with no unregistration. I've got that anyway so still nothing to do.

The other St Lukes, Lehigh Valley, and Hunterdon Health MyCharts are the only thing I'll need to do. I wasn't a patient at any of them before so will just be removing those ID's.


Oy - friend registered her husband through the phone number above - to receive vaccination at Newton Shop-rite today - But when he got there they said it was the Byram shop rite - and the Byram shop rite said the appointment was made through the state and they don't accept them - back to the drawing boards -


I wonder if people that get an appointment receive an email confirmation (if they have an email to share). That’s frustrating!


If the vaccine is through Warren County, I can say you get an email confirmation. Both at the time of the booking of the appointment, and a second one as a reminder the day before.


there was an email confirmation but shop rite didn't accept it


Got mine today, Warren County, very professional except for some of the customers... I mean, really, you have to have a cigarette while in line for your vaccination? Do you really need to crowd the door like you will get in faster if you grab my a... Used internet to sign up, took a couple weeks, off n on. They sent a confirmation and a couple of reminders. Supposedly will send email with link to let me set up second shot. Nice folks, can't figure out a way to tip yet. If anyone has a way to treat a shift, that would be nice. Rotary????

4cat, that really sounds like a process breakdown probably with no way to get a recovery. I say, call an agent, ask for a supervisor and tell the tale of woe.

GC: I am registered with Atlantic, the State, and St. Lukes. The State has sent me the invite offer so I am one step in the process past registration. St. Lukes has me on the list to be informed when sports are ready and Atlantic has me in registration limbo, invite to be offered someday over the rainbow I guess. Problem with the State was the only site offered was Gloucester or Rowan College so was not going to make two trips below Phili for this. Maybe Elizabeth too, but that was not going to happen. But I am still in line and able to make a appointment.

I think this is a breakdown in that I can't imagine any of these places know that I am not in line anymore, that I don't need the invite, and that I won't be using their sites. I just hope I am not somehow blocking others from getting in line. Certainly not at Atlantic yet since I am just registered for now, but I am still in that line to move from registration to invited. The State says I can make an appointment so I am in that "group" and St. Lukes will send an invite when spots open so I am in that "group" as well. Both think I am still interested. Seems like a process issue to me especially if they aren't going to open up more slots until the "registration backlog" of people like me begins to become vaccinated which, in my case, I don't think they know.

Think the State has a feedback button which I used before to ask about more sites (like that was worth it --- they sent me the NJ.com news link I think), I will give that a try tomorrow.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

StrangerDanger - The St Lukes / Atlantic and other hospitals are only email notifications that spots are available. You're not taking up anything, it's not even an invite. The State I'm not sure if others can't get the invites or if only takes you to the next step of the process. I never got that far, but my mom that I had been helping got one. There's nothing that says you can undo the invite, so not much you can do even if you wanted to.


I am still on all the lists- never heard from any - and I registered as soon as the sites were available - so glad I found another way


Because of course...
https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/02/nj-covid-vaccine-hotline-suspends-booking-appointments-giving-staffers-more-training-state-says.html


CVS app is up https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
2 weeks ago

CVS app........Like starving people running after a bread truck with 1 loaf of bread.


3wb: our experience exactly! Glad they found out so soon but strange there were that far off the mark.

GC: Not sure I agree in that on the State system, as a 2A, I have been allowed to try for an appointment while other 2As can not. On the Atlantic System, as a 2A, I can not try for an appointment, but other 2As can. Sure seems like there is a line and what I wonder is am I blocking by still being in line given that not all 2As are allowed to make appointments at this time.

Given the supply limitations, and that there are many more people trying for appointments than slots, I doubt my place in queue is noticeable at this time.

I am also pretty darn sure that neither of these data systems are connected to Warren County's data system at a level that would automatically remove the county-vaccinated from the State or Atlantic sites.

I am going to try the State feedback loop today to see if they can illuminate.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

New Jersey doesn't have enough vaccine for the sites that are open now so what good is it to open up more sites and have Murphy pat himself on his back for the progress he is making?


Are we opening up more sites?

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

CVS and WALGREENS for starters... I believe those vaccines come from the fed though.


You are correct. The pharmacy site opening is a Federal program and Murphy has little to do with it. Although Murphy may still pat himself on the back and folks can do with that what they will. It is an election year. Might even congratulate himself on the extra local hiring these companies are doing to support the effort.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-walgreens-cvs-rite-aid-pharmacy-appointment-2021-02-10/

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/business/coronavirus-vaccine-pharmacies.html

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

cvs - all sites show as all all appointments taken - as of today


4cat, the same thing happened to my sister this am. She booked thru the number, got to the location in Trenton (Walgreens) and was told it was bogus. She left unvaccinated and is livid. I don’t know how the geniuses that set this up are thinking this is going but they need to try it out and see for themselves. What a cluster.


Murphy's a tool is why.

I'm going to keep using the natural prophylaxis, Vit's C, D3, E, Zinc and get outside for fresh air every day. Get exercise daily and eat a balanced healthy diet.

Will consider the J&J vaccine when it becomes available, but not right now.

lonelyvoice
2 weeks ago

shocked: from NJ.Com just now - “Beginning last evening, we have placed a temporary pause on the call center’s ability to make appointments,” Persichilli said. “We discovered we needed to streamline the system on the agent end and also offer additional training for the agents.”

Frustrated callers to the hotline told NJ Advance Media that they were given confusing information by hotline representatives, including that they could not book an appointment over the phone or that they weren’t eligible even though they are in an eligible group. Others were told they had to use the link for the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS) to get a date or that the system was down.


Thanks lonelyvoice, haven’t heard that as the top priority from our leading doctors, immunologists, and scientists. I could swear they were suggesting other things altogether.

Nor have I heard that waiting for j&j is advised, quite the opposite.

Good news is right now is doesn’t matter since someone will gratefully take your place.

It will get better. There will be more bumps n grinds, mistakes, as the supply continues to increase. Glad they caught the phone one quick, sad folks went in to be rejected, that just sucks. The pharmacies are just a first small step in increasing sites and shots. .

Think NJ has 9.6% vaccinated with first shot, 2.7% with second shot. Warren has 7.6% with first shot.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

The CVS website started accepting appointments to get a COVID vaccine at around 7 a.m. Thursday for some locations around the state, listing stores in 27 towns, but it was unclear which of locations had appointments available. Users seeking appoin...
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/coronavirus/2021/02/cvs-opens-bookings-in-nj-for-covid-vaccines-but-appointments-go-quickly.html


Daily vaccinations have tripled over the past month.

Right direction but not good enough.

I want to hear “we don’t have enough shot givers!”

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Re: Has anyone gotten the vaccine yet

For those that are having trouble navigating the WC website —->


https://north-jerseynews.com/2021/02/11/beset-with-problems-new-jerseys-covid-19-vaccine-call-center-pauses-making-schedule-appointments/


I went on the CVS site and all NJ sites were "fully booked".

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
2 weeks ago

I registered with RWJ Barnabas megasite mid-January, received following today:

"An update on your request for COVID-19 vaccine scheduling. Invitations are being sent out based upon vaccine supply and in the order requests are received. You will receive a secure link for your scheduling as soon as an appointment becomes available for you.
Thanks for your patience.
RWJBarnabas Health"

Haven't heard boo from Atlantic Health which confirmed my registration January 13. I'm in the eligible category.

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
2 weeks ago

I registered through Atlantic health my chart. Over 65. they sent me email to make appointment. Got an appointment shortly after. Got first vaccine February1. Very well organized. Second shot appointment made right then. Rockaway mall site. Pfeiser.

Just coach Just coach
2 weeks ago

@justcoach: do you recall what date you registered?

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
2 weeks ago

OnTheEdge best of my recollection no more than 5 days prior to them sending me the email to make an appointment. I had previously registered a my chart account.

Just coach Just coach
2 weeks ago

Within days of the offer for me at Atlantic. I am 2A and got notice of registration and then crickets.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Lonesome dove- I went into the CVS site this morning (I read the update new appointments daily), all NJ site said available. Then I had the same frustrating problem I had with the Warren County site. Clicked to schedule, kept getting a page saying they were adding more and check back. Kept showing they were available, kept getting the same page. Checked back slightly later, fully booked. I don’t understand. Why am I seeing available but then never able to actually book it?!?! So frustrating


Rite Aid started vaccinations today, "Each store will receive about 100 doses per week to start, company spokesman Chris Savarese said on Thursday."

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
2 weeks ago

Shot numbers are determined by not only vaccines but number of shot givers and support staff. .

Each pharmacy I have been to had one shot giver who does it all, administration, post shot paperwork, everything. That’s 32 shots a day, 8 hrs, no breaks, 15 minutes a shot. That’s 192 shots a 6-day week and no way they can hit that pace. So, given the paper time before the shot, the wait time after, even with support staff for pre-shot preparation and post shot support; 100 a week sounds reasonable.

Until they hire more.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Registered at Atlantic Healthcare on Jan 13th. Received an email yesterday with a link to signup for my appointment. Finally, I’m scheduled for my first shot. I’m 65+.


You're welcome glad to be of service

lonelyvoice
2 weeks ago

Try Rockaway - apptms open now

Morris County Megasite APPTS LIVE

https://atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-vaccine/appointment-invite/rockaway-0211-PG3135cwXE.html?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=default+&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0RWa05qZGlOREJpWXpFeSIsInQiOiJDbFZKblF4NGZFZXBkWWJsUzFYelFiZG9TbWVKZGg2MXdrT0I2alVmVmpKeGx6Ym9IaUxrOFhrNnVVQmd6QXRRQ2ZIclVqUWsybzcrRVF4V3BsZDU4ZHJQaDBpMVhMUnFrcHdpbkdkdnVFUU5zNkdmZUNyOENvdG5rbVc2WDgyWCJ9


If anyone has twitter or wants to create an account, you can follow: @C19VaxxUpdates

"Helping Eligible New Jersey Residents Secure A COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment". They posted the above and we were able to get one for an eligible family member. Worth the try.


Not sure if anyone wants to go all the way down to Atlantic City but just in case:

"Tomorrow morning at 9am AC Megasite will go Live. The queue should begin around approx 8am. As per usual, login with multiple devices, private/incognito windows, and wait to get your queue number at 905am. All eligible NJ Residents welcome!
In the meantime, if you don't already have an account setup, I would highly recommend you do that in advance, to save time. http://vaccination.atlanticare.org\"


With over 900,000 first shots given to date, NJ will add over 250,000 more shots this week including an extra 6,000 Moderna shots not expected. Not fast enough, but heading in right direction.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

CVS had appointments available this morning but I guess I did not get in the que quick enough. Tomorrow is a new day.

CraftBeerBob CraftBeerBob
2 weeks ago

My parents applied for the vaccine a month or so ago and still have heard nothing, same with their parents. We are getting very frustrated and now confused if we are doing something wrong. I know a lot of us are in the same boat, but my family and I signed up for everything to get notifications and alerts and we have not received one. Has anyone else had this problem, and has any who had this problem be able to fix it?

Concerned Concerned
2 weeks ago

Concerned, have your parents checked their junk mail folder? Seems strange that they haven’t heard anything. Just a thought.


I haven’t heard a word from Atlantic except to assure me I am registered and someday they will email me to let me try for an appointment. But I did get confirmation of registration.

I got an offer to try for appt. with the state but that’s Gloucester.

Since I got mine from the county; I have been asking to “unregister” from these sites. The state gave me gobblygook and I have clarified three times. Now crickets. Atlantic no reply. I figure if some get the offer to try for appts, and others don’t that there’s a line and I just want to step off.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

RJ, I will check with them right now. I have not thought of that, thank you! I will let you know if there is anything there.

Concerned Concerned
2 weeks ago

The State web site has sent me two separate times saying they have my info just no appointments. I read on line that started two weeks ago when people were complaining the state wasn't doing anything. So like others said you should definitely have just an acknowledgement.

I've also never heard from Atlantic, Hunterdon Healthcare, St Lukes, or Lehigh Valley other than initial registration.

Concerned - Right now I would be suggesting three avenues of being proactive because waiting on confirmations is going to continue to be a wait. Everyday, early, check CVS and try to get in there. It sounds like they're giving out the appts day by day to keep things rolling.


Second I would be calling the Byram Shoprite phone line as they have had shots off and on. I was told that's usually on Tues they open the appointments, you have to go in person to Byram the very second phone line says they're ready.


And last, Warren County opens right at 10:00 every week on Monday. Try the website as well as the phone line at the same time. Use which ever one works first. They schedule one week out and a number of people I know have gotten shots that way. They seem to be giving out just enough shots for the week so seem to continue to have at least some consistent supply.


Yes, Concerned, you have to actively seek it out.


Yes, Concerned, you have to actively seek it out. I wouldn’t depend on the state for sure, and there are independent locations giving the vaccines.


My husband and I registered on the state website on January 6 and signed up on the Atlantic Healthcare site the following day. On January 9, we received an email from Atlantic Healthcare stating that we were eligible and would be notified when a vaccine was available. On February 9, we received a notice to schedule a time to get the vaccine. Several dates and times and places within the Atlantic Healthcare system were listed. Appointment times seemed to be going quickly as I filled in the required information. I received my first shot on February 10 and my husband the following day
at Hackettstown Hospital. Our second shot was scheduled at that time. Hope this helps.


Thank you everyone SO much. I really appreciate it!

Concerned Concerned
2 weeks ago

There was no mail in my parents junk folder, so we are going to keep trying. I really appreciate this help!

Concerned Concerned
2 weeks ago

a friend's husband heard back from the VA and is going to get his vaccination from them - maybe this helps?


Hi 4catmom, I do not mean to sound stupid here but what is the VA? Sorry I am just so confused with everything.

Concerned Concerned
2 weeks ago

My guess : Veteran’s. Administration


veteran's administration


I guess today is a county holiday. I wonder if covid taking a holiday too.

Tomorrow will be closed for weather no doubt.

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Stranger danger- didn’t you say you got a vaccine? Not to be rude but are there people who got it still checking and clogging up the system?


Great question. Thanks for the tracking, it's good to see anyone get a shot. In this case, I have family and was checking on behalf of one who can not do it themselves.

I have also been in constant communication with the State to extricate myself from their system where I have been invited to try for an appointment but other 1b's haven't even been given the invite. To your point, I feel there is a "line" and that I might be clogging. While they communicate pretty fast, they don't seem to grasp the issue and can not answer the question yet. Atlantic Health, where I am registered but apparently am still in line to get the offer to be able to try for an appointment, has not even responded and there's nowhere else to try in that chain.

To your point, having got the shot, I would like to remove myself from these two systems perhaps allowing others to move forward.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

SD, most of the invitations expire in 24 hours so you are not clogging that much. A little dangerous to remove folks as people could be mistakenly removed for various reasons...


IJay; since it seems i can get an appointment but other 1b’s are registered but can’t even try for an appointment, I honestly can’t say you are right or wrong. Neither can the State so far.

Since I will not get an appointment, I just wonder if my ability to try is blocking those 1b’s that can’t even try yet. That’s the potential blocking I am talking about.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

I, too was able to vet an appt and am still registered at many places. I don't know how to remove myself.


This should be something our glorious Governor should address at some point. When we sign up we don't give our SSN, so what makes each of us unique is a combination of multiple fields (likely Name, Address, and email or telephone number). This could be handled by some nightly batch process between the database systems but given the relatively short period of time for the rollout, probably won't be done. Yet another reason for a national healthcare program for everyone...


I received my registration confirmation from Atlantic Health on Jan 13th. Today I received an email saying that there were vaccine slots available. I was able to get one for tomorrow. I'm in the age eligible category.

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
2 weeks ago

OTE; I too am eligible, registered with Atlantic Health, but did not get the email leading me to believe this is a line within the data system and that I am sill in it. Apparently, unlike the county, AH is working today. I hope your appointment is later so weather isn’t a factor.

I do agree Ijay that it is time to put everyone in line. I would rather see folks get some kind of date, some kind of assurance versus the present system of frustration. And yes, this is on our governor’s watch. I agree.

Fyi: update. Ijay et al. I just talked to the state, the problem is real and they should be working it along with the appointment by phone data system/phone reservation snafu. Many of these systems, especially fed vs state are not adequately linked.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

3rd time now, online, where I’ve seen “available” (this time on CVS), jumped through all the question hoops only to see “sorry, nothing available”. When I Check back it still says available! Is anyone else having this happen?!?! I’m going to post here every time it happens to keep track, it’s getting ridiculous. I understand there is great demand and that things fill up but these online systems are screwed


Yes Butttz. Same experience on CVS site. Says Appointment available. Click on link to schedule. Pop up say all appointments book check back later. I have had it happen 3 times as well.

CraftBeerBob CraftBeerBob
1 week ago

@SD: I agree it's a line within the Atlantic Health system. When I registered I received a confirmation on Jan 13th, you should have received this:
"You’re on the list! Appointments to schedule your vaccine visit are not yet available, but we have successfully received your registration....We will send you an email when it is time for you to schedule an appointment."

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
1 week ago

Yup, just still waiting for the email. Pretty sure they have the same problem as the state but AH has no working feedback loop. I got crickets.

Told the State, and told them AH has the issue too. Sooner or later there will be enough hangers-on ti clog their system in a noticeable fashion.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
1 week ago

My confirmation from Atlantic Health was on Feb. 1st, so I guess I'm about 20 days behind you guys.
What site are you using for CVS? CVS.COM? I've never seen anything on there but a list of states, click on NJ, list of towns all labeled "Fully Booked".

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
1 week ago

we are on several sites and heard nothing. Check numerous times during the day. Both over 70 with a few issues. Not even any alerts?? Warren county always last on the list. I keep hearing all these sites are opening, what good is a site opening if they aren't getting the vaccine?? If they have a thousand sites and no vaccine, how does that help anyone.


I got my confirmation on Jan. 14th. I am in the 1C group. I am hoping my turn for the vaccine is soon.

Jimt1058
1 week ago

Wife and I scheduled to receive our second vaccine at the Byram shoprite today.


Wife is signed up with Warren County today. Started at 10am, closed about 10:20 am.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
1 week ago

If you're on facebook this may be a good group to follow:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/891546924927251


After you get your shot you really should take it easy for while. Why not just sit on a couch and watch a good movie. Maybe something like "I am Legend"

Jimt1058
1 week ago

If you want to travel to Valley Health appointments are currently available for tomorrow:

https://www.valleyhealth.com/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility


Looks like they filled quickly but they've only released them for 2 days out so may be worth checking daily for new openings at Valley Hospital or Paramus.


try this - just worked for a friend: https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine

4catmom 4catmom
1 week ago

I'm in no hurry to get this, imma gonna wait till the J&J shot is available. Gonna keep using natural methods till that time. The recommended vitamins, nutrition, exercise and fresh air.

lonelyvoice
1 week ago

Might want to light a candle with that strategy....

strangerdanger strangerdanger
1 week ago

I saw one of the news programs the other day (can't remember which one though) talking about the NJ debacle, compared to some other nearby states. We apparently went all in on Microsoft. The other states used Microsoft for scheduling only and seem to have had no major problems with the software as well as getting proper support for any issues coming up. NJ, on the other hand, used their software for scheduling and all other aspects, the "other aspects" apparently coming up buggy af.

There are issues with double booking of appointments and a host of other issues which is binding everything up. They also are having difficulty reaching people who can actually work with NJ to debug the issues so that when we do get more vaccine, or at least a more reliable supply, we don't have to continue the scheduling issues.


I looked it up and here are two good articles about the issue, though I may have heard about it while watching Bloomberg Financial News originally now that I think about it.

https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/12/new_jersey_microsoft_covid_19/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-12/microsoft-system-blamed-for-n-j-vaccine-booking-glitches

For those conspiracy theorists out there. If Gates is "chipping" everyone, you'd think he'd want to make sure they get us all in and done quickly and efficiently. But then, it's Micro$hit, what can one expect, but issues and patches, issues and patches...

Phil D. Phil D.
1 week ago

Already done. Thanks Dr. Strange

lonelyvoice
1 week ago

Many thanks to all who posted helpful tips here.
After more than 60 calls to Warren County Health Dept in one day, I have an appointment. It was supposed to be tomorrow but I got an email that it’s rescheduled due to snow closure.
The number is:
(908) 878-3188, Mon-Fri. 10am to 2pm.

Just like many of you, every time I’ve checked the site aside from when I made an appointment for a family member, it didn’t show any openings. So I feel like people may have more success by trying to get through on the phone line.

Good luck to all!

Hatcherymom
1 week ago

2nd shot done yesterday.. No adverse reactions just a very sore arm.

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
1 week ago

Congrats!

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
1 week ago

One down, One to go. I had it done in Newton through my work. Minimal soreness at the injection site. It lasted one day. That was it. So far, so good.

23Marango 23Marango
1 week ago

Jimt1058:
good one!

reader_NYJ reader_NYJ
1 week ago

Wife's first was county given yesterday, very professional. A little soreness so far but back at work today.

Most states have dropped to "At Risk of Outbreak" status; NJ, NY, MA, RI, DE have not as has most of the South. We are heading in the right direction, but remain sluggish. We're at 36/100K cases in an Active Outbreak and 25 would drop us to At Risk.

Warren County which was third from the bottom or worst is now at 26/100K and back to the third from the top. A little more drop and we move to Active Status. County reports similar stats.

Even with the vaccine, we must continue to hold the course, to remain vigilant, to not relax, to not become impatient. We have seen how easy it is to go from the best to the worst and have lost a number of good folks in the lesson. Up until the holidays, the vast majority of our deaths were LTCF. Now, with 200 dead, 25% are not, and the median/mean age has dropped from around 46 for all cases to 42 for the last seven days ---- that's a huge drop. Granted our overall risk is .2% including LTCF deaths, but nonetheless --- we are all at risk. And the higher risk is more cases = more variants leading to more variants = sooner or later, vaccine does not work.

Currently we are at 26/100K, sounds pretty good given we've been over 40 for two months. From June to November, without the lockdown, we are less than 10, often less than 5, even a handful of goose eggs in September. Last week, some townships in the H-town area did 35 cases in one week. A single township. Won't be able to return to normal until we start seeing that disappear.

Good luck folks, glad to see so many trying for the vaccine, and I will be doing my happy dance early April, fourteen days after the second shot. Or course, with the mask, you can only see the smile in my Irish eyes :>)

strangerdanger strangerdanger
1 week ago

Re: Has anyone gotten the vaccine yet

sd, you could post a video of you - unmasked - doing that happy dance - as it might make us happy as well ------------------

4catmom 4catmom
1 week ago

4cat - my mom danced down the hall of the school on her way to get her shot yesterday. It was so nice to see.

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
1 week ago

so happy for your mom.....how about dad?

4catmom 4catmom
1 week ago

Had my second shot on Monday, Moderna. Mild chills and headache for about 24 hours. Arm was really sore for about 2 days. Nothing that was too much to handle tho.

thomasnj thomasnj
1 week ago

He got his as well! We are all set. Glad you are almost there!

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
1 week ago

Getting a life-saving COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey has become a dystopian game of digital Survivor

" . . . while other states are prioritizing vaccinating the elderly, though, New Jersey has struggled. Here in Hunterdon County, a 30-year-old who simply claims to smoke now has exactly the same right to a vaccine as my 75-year-old mom, who last year underwent treatment for leukemia. That 30-year-old has the same right to a vaccination as our 77-year-old neighbor, Margaret Browne, who has Type 1 diabetes and asthma. As Katie Venditti Wilkes’s 76-year-old mother and her brother’s in-laws, both over 90.

“I’m furious,” Venditti Wilkes said, as she logged onto Facebook at 5:30 a.m. last Wednesday, alongside thousands of others, in hopes of booking her mother an appointment."

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/02/its-covid-chaos-why-are-young-smokers-in-the-same-line-for-the-shot-as-my-77-year-old-mom-with-leukemia-opinion.html

lonelyvoice
1 week ago

lonelyvoice that has been the most frustrating part of this whole ordeal. I've spent countless hours on both the websites and phone trying to get appointments for my parents who are both elderly with medical conditions. And it's been nearly impossible.

Yet I see stories of people in their 20 and 30's getting appointments just because they CHOSE to smoke. It's honestly becoming ridiculous. Call it selfish or whatever but those 20 and 30 year old who decided to smoke have no right to be getting vaccinated before 70 and 80 year old's with actual medical conditions.

And I wouldn't be surprised if it gets harder and harder as more and more groups become eligible to get vaccinated even with more vaccines becoming available.

htownresident
1 week ago

In Mass they vaccinate anyone who accompanies 75+ year olds. Murphy dropping the ball again. Act! Too many 75+ year olds not vaccinated yet.


I agree, IJay......If for no other reason, old people cannot be like the young who don't mind traveling or on the phone half the day or standing in lines (or even standing!!!!!) for for long periods of time..This is a terrible situation for the elderly especially who should have been able to just go to their family doctor as they do for all their other medical needs and get the vaccine.


There’s a number of things going on here

First, as long as shots are being used, the community moves forward. As long as we aren’t wasting vaccines, every shoot gets us closer to the end. And it’s not over until the last herd member is vaccinated, no natter what their condition is.

The strategic goal is two fold; take pressure off health care system and cover most essential workers. Thus health care problem that impact health care for this virus’s targets. Frankly, I think more workers should be deemed essential: teachers, grocery, gas station attendants....

The appointment process sucks aggregated by high demand and low supply. If we had ordered more, the lousy appointment process wouldn’t even matter for example. It would be a nit. Supply is the biggest problem and the Fed is catching up after only a month in service. If we had too much vaccine, we wouldn’t cate about smokers, diabetics, or the elderly getting in our way.

So here we are. It’s bad, getting better, albeit not fast enough, and we have work to do to not do this ever again.

12% of nj has the first shot; 9.4% of warren county. And today we hear on hlife, some second shots. It will get better.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
1 week ago

Joyful, I have already taken a couple old relatives to mega centers and a couple more times for does #2. I am doing it regardless of whether I get a shot but there are some people who need this motivation to get transport. By the time it is my turn I will know the process inside-out (already do). Well run by the national guard. Throughout the process they asked if I was getting immunized and every time I said no unless you have an extra one for me :)

My opinion is that if we had a much more lethal virus I don't know orderly it would be...


For anyone checking, it appears the Rite-Aid website is refreshing new appointments between 11:45pm-12:15am each day.


Hello. Got my grandparents vaccines from rite aid in PA. They are from NJ and I was wondering if they are able to get it. Easton PA.


It popped up when I entered my zip code. They do not work in PA. So not sure if eligible.


A NJ Covid 19 Facebook group shared this link to help break through the CVS site log jam. The advice is to check between 5:00-6:00 am daily for availability, then use this link to move directly to the intake screener questions. The other advice I thought helpful was to just use "0's" for healthcare insurance id information, that is, if you have coverage. Entering 0's will speed up the process for you when trying to quickly get through the online screener. Once at CVS in person for the vaccination appointment, you can provide your actual health insurance information if applicable. I hope these tips help.
https://www.cvs.com/vaccine/intake/store/covid-screener/covid-qns

Charliegrace Charliegrace
1 week ago

Listening to WRNJ this morning...it was announced that probably within the next few weeks there will be a clinic set up to administer the vaccine and one of the sites proposed to have this clinic is Hackettstown. Also another possibility for the elderly or those still living in their homes who have not been able to get the vaccine yet and not mobile or lacking access to transportation to come to their homes and administer the vaccine to them there..


Two young women in Florida ‘dressed up as grannies’ to get vaccinated, health official says

"The coronavirus vaccine is so coveted that two women in Florida went to extremes Wednesday to get inoculated: They dressed as if they were elderly, health officials said.

The women, both younger than 45, wore bonnets, gloves and glasses to disguise themselves as older than 65, the age cutoff to be prioritized to get the coronavirus vaccine in Florida, according to Raul Pino, the director of the health department in Orange County"


https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/two-young-women-in-florida-dressed-up-as-grannies-to-get-vaccinated-health-official-says/

lonelyvoice
1 week ago

There’s a lot of out of state vacationing going on too. Sometimes over 1,000 miles.

More supply is the answer.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
1 week ago

lonelyvoice

"Let's go to the videotape"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpdhpTWcG_Q

"They got served", but in more ways than one, lol!

Phil D. Phil D.
1 week ago

I have the same question as Happy. If I live and work in NJ and scheduled a vaccine in PA through rite aid because it showed up for my zip code, will I be able to receive it there? Please help.


lonelyvoice, we all know some people will try to buck the system...


I spoke to a cousin in Utah today. He told me that in Utah if you are 75+ they come to the house to give you the shot. In Mass. if you are 75+ you get the shot along with who drives you to get it. I sure wish the the elderly in NJ had the service that Utah has.


Me too, Magpie!!


I'm in my 70's (not quite 75 yet), but have been hiding in my house, trying not to get exposed after making it this far. I haven't had any luck finding an appointment, but figure things might open up soon as more vaccines become available. I'm also afraid that even if I finally book one, the weather is such a mess right now, that I might not be able to get there, get cancelled or miss it, & then I'd have to deal with trying to re-book it. And I am worried that the state will open things up to other categories of eligibility before all of us oldies get through. As you can tell, I'm a worrier.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
1 week ago

@Ronald I suggest you call either Rite-Aid directly or better yet the Health Department in the County where you want to get the shot. Any answer here might not be accurate.

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
1 week ago

Thanks Mr. Phil, that was a nice shot in the arm for me.

lonelyvoice
1 week ago

Me too Ms Magpie. This is one of the many reasons why Gov. Murphy is a tool.

lonelyvoice
1 week ago

I am also a "worrier", Lonesome Dove and at our age and with our limitations and health concerns now...I think that just goes with the territory. We are also both over 75 years of age and wondering if we don't get our vaccines soon that we might get lost in the shuffle completely down the road when it becomes available to more age and career groups who are so much more computer savvy and mobile in ways that we are not...


Lonesome Dove, the state does plan to open to other groups before the previous group is finished getting vaccinated. In other words, they will overlap and then more individuals will become eligible. Do whatever you can to be vaccinated as soon as you can, if that is your desire.

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
1 week ago

Here you go. Write the governor to tell him not to open up to more groups yet.

https://www.nj.gov/governor/contact/all/


why are you suggesting anyone do that, maja2?

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
1 week ago

Sure, why not? If people don't complain to elected officials, they won't change snything. The sytem the way it is sounds frustrating and unfair.


Undoubtedly it *is* but why would you ask to “not open up to more groups yet?” Waiting would make it worse, no?

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
1 week ago

Re: Has anyone gotten the vaccine yet

daily tracker:

4catmom 4catmom
1 week ago

NJ is a free for all. Folks sharing invites, etc. Friend in Boston mentions they are prioritizing 75+ and under this requires 2 approved health conditions. I saw a post on another site about concern for 2 older parents who are smokers, damn stop smoking!


IJAY if we are going to pick on the groups that are self inflicted with a condition let's be fair, I am speaking as a ex-smoker. How about the obese people are also in line ahead of other. Now I know before I get condemned here some people it is a condition that they can't control is biological, but for the majority it is not and again brought on by themselves.

Jimt1058
1 week ago

My point was the system to immunize is broken. A nationalized healthcare system would be a god start. This would be followed by a uniform system of who gets immunized (what order). Yes obesity is a problem which is worsening in this country and at some point people need to be accountable to some degree.


ATLANTIC HEALTH CONTACTED ME LATE LAST NIGHT BY EMAIL - they have openings (or they did as of last night) for TODAY, MONDAY February 22nd. There were 3 sites and only openings today (so far).


Was that Atlantic Health in Morristown or Hackettstown, subaru?


Were you contacted simply due to your registration or did you initiate some additional contact? I registered when it was made available and have had no contact from anyone.

Parental Unit Parental Unit
7 days ago

18 out of 21 NJ counties have vaccinated over 10% of their citizens. Most over 13% which is the state average of 13.2%.

Three counties, including Warren, have less than 10%; we are close to 30% off the NJ average. We are 9.8%. I really don’t think this is an demand issue. I think it’s an access issue. I wish our state and county representatives would so something about access. We are being let down.

If anyone knows names and numbers I think it’s time to let them know that we know.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
7 days ago

Sorry, I am a teacher and just got home from work.
Atlantic Health in Morristown and that area.
I signed up everywhere - the school I work in is in Morris County, altho I live in Warren. I am a senior with health issues. I go to school on-site, but teach remotely to other classrooms. I wanted to get the vaccine, but not with this weather coming. I didn't know how long I would be in line, and I was supposed to have a dr. appt. this afternoon.
The appointments were only for today, and were at 3 places in Morris County.


Thank you, subaru....it is all so confusing for us "oldsters" especially. I am sure it will all work out for the best but seems right now to me a bit frustrating..


500,000 unbelievable

4catmom 4catmom
7 days ago

If you registered with Atlantic Health, and received a confirmation of registration, you will be sent an email with a link when vaccine slots are available. You then select a slot. I registered on Jan 13th and received a link to schedule a vaccine just this past Tuesday. My wife registered the same day, a little after me, and received an email yesterday to schedule. I concluded that Atlantic Health is working through the list of eligible vaccine recipients.
Atlantic Health does not send updates, you have to check your email frequently.
At the entrance of Rockaway Mall by the vaccine area (old SEARS) there is a bIg electronic signs which says APPOINTMENTS ONLY.

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
6 days ago

finally heard by text from Atlantic Health - to make an appointment - don't know if it was really there - because I 'm getting my second at Shop-rite, Byram

4catmom 4catmom
6 days ago

Is anyone having issues with the County site today? When I click on the dropdowns for the sites, I get a message that there "was a hiccup" "try again" and nothing works.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
6 days ago

4catmom, Are the appointments and shots given at Byram Shop Rite a different registration site then the Atlantic Health ? We filled out the Atlantic Health registration but have not heard back from them yet except that they received our registration. I'm just wondering if Atlantic Health is totally independent from the Shop RIte appointment sites? Thank you for your help.

maybebaby
6 days ago

Yes - shop rite has it's own method or did when we finally got appointments. At that point there was a phone number to call for Byram and Newton - Once I finally heard their message that they had appointments I had to go there - get on outside cold line and wait for my turn to get an appointment. After that appointment they gave us our second date. I don't know if they are still doing that. You might call the Byram location and ask.

We were signed up for atlantic, nj, and warren county sites at least a month ago. Today was the first time I heard back about appointments being made.

4catmom 4catmom
6 days ago

That’s because the data systems are not linked so you are still “in line” at Atlantic potentially blocking someone else with no way to “unregister.”

They do not respond to ky outreach. They state says they are working the issue and I asked them to question Atlantic. Since demand outpaces supply, it is not a problem for them yet beyond our additional frustration.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
6 days ago

4catmom, Thank you for reassuring me that I am understanding how all these different sites work. Also for letting me know things could have changed since when you first started your journey to getting your vaccine. It is very confusing. You explain it very well. Congrats that you got you shots. Again thank you.

maybebaby
6 days ago

Got our second from Shoprite last week. It knocked me out on the second day I couldn't do anything. Shoprite is no questions. So any age any condition. I have friends who used Rockaway mall. The occasionally cigar gets them smoker status. Oh and of course now that weed is legal one may to partake to get the shot. Just sayin'.


probably vaping too....

strangerdanger strangerdanger
6 days ago

Steve and everyone, Thank you for sharing all your experiences on how to go about and finally getting a COVID - 19 vaccine. They have been very helpful.

maybebaby
6 days ago

The entire process seems flawed to me. I've read here many folks having great difficulty getting the vaccine or even a timeframe as to when they may receive it. Yet at my routine visit today in passing the doc asked if I wanted the vaccine. I said sure and just like that I got it. I am not in a high risk category, such as a smoker, obese, or any major health issues etc. I'm only in my mid 50's. I stated I felt other high risk folks should have the opportunity to get it first but I was told they have plenty. To top if off when I was leaving a nurse asked me if my wife had received the vaccine yet. I stated she had not and had me call her right then to have her come in for it as well.
Yada, yada, yada we both have our first shots with set appointments for the second shot.


Greg.... do you go to Zufall? I read they have the vaccine but only provide it to their existing patients

Local Gal Local Gal
6 days ago

Updated link to sign up for availability alerts from Atlantic Health-
https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-vaccine.html#alerts

hktownie hktownie
5 days ago

I managed to get two appts this week for 2 family friends in their 70's and 80's. One through St Joes and one at a CVS in Lodi ( they live in Bergen County). I signed up for Twitter alerts with different vaccine bots, so received notifications when the sites went live. Even with that, it took me over 2 weeks to secure their appointments.

This morning CVS had released a stack of dates for vaccines.

There is also a great Facebook page to follow: NJ Covid Vaccine Info


Thanks for the Atlantic Health Care link.
Just registered on it .
Registered with the state weeks ago and zero feedback/information.
Check Warren Health Dept several times a day-total lock out as far as future openings.
Extremely anxious to get vaccinated.
We’ll see.


Stymie - The Warren County appointments are done weekly. Their hot line center opens at 10:00AM. On Monday at 10:00 sharp start either calling the hot line or hitting their website, or both until you get one or the other. That's worked for a lot of people. From the info above CVS seems to be daily at 5-6AM.


IMO it's 10am, but may be up to mid-week. I expect as supply increases, it will still be 10am but might move deeper into the week. Plus --- J&J will start delivering millions of doses, probably as early as next week. Plus, Moderna and Pfizer will be increasing production by millions sooner than the July 300 million deadline: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/02/23/pfizer-and-moderna-to-dramatically-increase-covid-19-vaccine-production-this-spring/?sh=2a678a3076c5

Not bad given two months work by the new administration. Still not good enough and I don't know why they don't pull the Defense Production Act and get anyone who can produce this stuff to produce it. It shouldn't take competition to raise the bar, we should raise the bar in the interest of National Defense.

Bottom line is I think we can expect it to be more readily available, easier to get appointments, and windows of access for appointments to get larger and larger.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
5 days ago

I got my first shot today at W.C. site in Belvidere. Very organized & well run. I got lucky, I guess. Went on the County site Monday at 10 a.m, and there were appointments available. I just kept clicking on each time slot & I got a confirmation that I had one. Keep trying. And then, of course, I get an email about an hour later from Atlantic Health that I can now book an appointment with them. There was a link to let them know that you no longer need to be on their list so I did that. Things seem to be loosening up. Maybe NJ finally got some more vaccine deliveries.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
5 days ago

And than you GC.
Will incorporate all tips.


Lonesome Dove, Do you know the date you registered on Atlantic Health. I registered on January 14th and still nothing. I just want to get a prospective on how much longer.

Jimt1058
5 days ago

Jimt. We signed up for Atlantic Health on Jan 15th and got the email this past Monday (22nd) for appointments available the next day the 23rd.

htownresident
5 days ago

Lonesome Dove. Strange I signed up the day b4. I guess they are not taking in order received.

Jimt1058
5 days ago

I signed up on February 1st.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
4 days ago

J&J vaccine should go to the young and those who don't like vaccines (1 shot). It will also be a game changer to immunize 3rd world countries due to it only needs to be stored at refrigerator temperature. We need it globally contained so it doesn't keep mutating.


Where were you in Belvidere today for your vaccine, Londwome Dove? Wondering if it was at the fire house.


Yes, firehouse.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
4 days ago

We were there today at 11:45...Got our first vaccine....Lonesome Dove


12:15. Ships passing in the night, lol.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
4 days ago

@ Lonesome Dove....if you were the lady that came over to the couple that the wife was helping her husband get his jacket on and chatted a bit with them...(about 12:30) we did meet...My intuition tells me we did...


ijay: I agree on third world for j&j, but to me --- all vaccines should be prioritized not just on risk, but also on a "share the air" priority. As in those who "share the air" with the most other citizens should get a priority. Teachers, customer-facing grocery folks, gas attendants, restaurant workers, -----> whatever ---- deem them all higher priority that just "the young" who may pose a lesser amount of risk to themselves and others.

Better yet ----- have so much of everything that we don't even have to prioritize !!! Even better yet.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
4 days ago

I registered my spouse and myself with Atlantic Health and several other sites for the vaccine. I have heart disease, type 1 diabetes and asthma and haven't received any word yet. My spouse is type 2 and a smoker and got theirs. Anyone else experienced this???

Confused Confused
3 days ago

Please don't mention smoking...


Confused I am experiencing the same. problem. When did you register on Atlantic Health ? I registered on January 14th. I see some people in this thread who registered on Jan. 15th got an appointment which is leaving me puzzled why I haven't. Called the Covid Hotline to inquire about this issue and they were useless

Jimt1058
3 days ago

Register on all the possible sites - the state health department, warren county health -and any others you can find.....................just Atlantic Health is not the fastest way to find a place- look through this thread for other numbers - esp. the most recently posted ones

4catmom 4catmom
3 days ago

I agree with 4catmom and that the system seems unfair and screwed up. I do think it's getting better and will continue to do so. But the reason seems to be supply, not the system getting better. Warren County also has an access problem, we do not have enough sites given the shot in this county. That's why the state average is 13.8% for the first shot, but Warren is only 10.4%. It can't be demand, it just has to be access. It's harder to get out here.

Register everywhere. Atlantic, the State, St. Lukes, CVS, Walgreens, whatever. Get your tel no. for shoprite, the state, and county, etc. and call. You have to wait post registration for the invite to try for an appointment --- the state seems to be 1.5 hrs away in Gloucester, but the county is close and try 10am monday for the call and the website. Be ready to type cuz if you find a slot on the web, you need to fill out a form faster than the next guy I think to secure the slot.

Once we hit the county site, we both got appointments within two weeks of trying on Mon/Tues/Weds at 10am. Both via the website. The State said I could try Gloucester, nothing for the wife, and for both of us, no ping from Atlantic, St. Lukes, and SRite always booked.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 days ago

I know a handful of people who have had a bad reaction to the shots, most have been to the second shot, my father included, but 1 had a bad reaction to the first shot. I think most of these were the Moderna.

Reaction seemed to be symptoms of COVID lasting for 1-2 days


Basically that's nothing to worry about except that the vaccine is working. Usually just 24 hours. Second shot can be worse because it builds on the first like a turbo boost. Glad he's OK and glad he's second shot free, free, free at last.....but wear the mask!! :>)

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 days ago

I registered in all allowable sites, Atlantic Health (Jan. 15th), CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens, St. Lukes, the State, RWJ, Somerset, Warren and Hunterdon Counties, Shoprite, DOH.gov, etc. I am an essential worker and work with the elderly and low income and have received a response from anyone. Atlantic Health had the nerve to say it is not my turn to get vaccine...really, I have 3 of the medical conditions they list as being able to get the vaccine now.

Confused Confused
3 days ago

Jimt1058 Did you receive a confirmation email from Atlantic Health after you did your registration? Maybe it never went through. Just a thought.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
3 days ago

Lonesome Dove, I did receive a confirmation letter stating I am a 1C. Also received an update saying be patient a few weeks ago.

Jimt1058
3 days ago

Jimt 1C hasn’t been eligible yet

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
3 days ago

Be patient folks and sign up online for as many of the lists as possible.


Got second one today - Byram Shop -Rite

If you want to try for Byram Shop-Rite - here's what to do: call 201 400 8180
When they have confirmation of more vaccines the message on that phone will update and they will be able to make more appointments - now over the phone - no more waiting in line

4catmom 4catmom
3 days ago

4catmom, Congrats! Just another question. Did Byram Shop Rite just give you a card when you went for your fist shot that stated when to come back and get your second shot. Or did they email or call you as to when to come and get your second shot?

maybebaby
3 days ago

Yay 4cat! Happy for you!

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
3 days ago

Just got my first shot at HMC. I registered with Atlantic Health on Jan 14th.

NJHokieFan NJHokieFan
3 days ago

Yes maybebaby.....gave us our official card back with date and time of 2nd
Gave card back as our official record

4catmom 4catmom
3 days ago

3wbdwnj according to this article they are. or am I missing something

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/02/16/who-eligible-covid-vaccine-nj-now-whos-next/6757438002/

Jimt1058
3 days ago

No. Currently 1a and part of 1b are eligible. The rest of 1b, 1c, and 2 (general population) are next.

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
3 days ago

shop-rite doesn't check

4catmom 4catmom
3 days ago

4catmon, You are the best ! Thank you for always answering my questions. Have a nice night. Also, thank you to everyone on this forum for sharing all your information and experiences.

maybebaby
3 days ago

Frankly I think the Atlantic Health process is the least transparent out of most. That really hurts people in this area because they have the monopoly including the mega site in Rockaway. I know several people who signed up early on Atlantic Health, received confirmations, and yet people who signed up later received invitations.

It is getting better but it's frustrating for all those eligible who can't travel to other mega sites our counties for their shots. It's a shame more doctors didn't apply or receive vaccines because that would've been a natural way to ensure people with underlying health conditions received them first.


J&J is approved. millions on the way!!!!

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 days ago

It’s 6:26 am Sat morning. CVS has appointments so if you’re reading this, jump on the site to make an aapt

Local Gal Local Gal
2 days ago

I received mine at the Belvidere Fire House. I scheduled through Warren County Health Dept. It took me about an hour on the computer to get an appointment. Everything was handled very efficiently and I was out in less than an hour. It's been almost 24 hours now and all I have is a slight tenderness at the injection site. Other than that I feel fine. Good luck to anyone trying to schedule an appointment.

Parental Unit Parental Unit
2 days ago

Somebody check me on this: I though I heard on the news that, given no variant screws it up, we will be back to the new normal in September.

New normal being defined as no masks but being ever-ready to never do this again or to do something completely different than this the next time we see something like this coming.

Anyone else hear September or another date?

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 days ago

SD.....Interesting article on a predictive time line of “normalcy”

https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2021/02/most-likely-timeline-life-return-normal/172230/

Local Gal Local Gal
2 days ago

Encouraging article for sure, but I wonder what it will take to be downgraded to an “epidemic” or “endemic” status world-wide.

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
2 days ago

Made my appointment last night thru Atlantic health for Monday. I am in the 1b group I did pre register back when it was first able. Once I got the email the other day and talked to my dr it was simple. Just click on the link in the email if there is nothing Available at first just go back and try again in a few hrs. There was many available appointments available for two locations and a couple of days. Just need to be patient.

Superchefsgirl Superchefsgirl
2 days ago

There are no appts available on the Warren County Web site for March, April or May, not a single day is open at any of the 3 locations for the next 3 months.

CVS is completely booked, nothing is available.

Now what?

lonelyvoice
2 days ago

Wife and I both got Atlantic appt invite via text today. Don’t need, don’t want, no opt out except from all Atlantic texts.

Really hope we aren’t blocking someone else from trying but thinking we are. They have yet to comment back on feedback. Been a week since second attempt. Not a well thought out system.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 days ago

LonelyVoice. Unfortunately the only answer is to keep trying. Many on here are trying everyday, several times a day. Ridiculous yes but it’s the reality of the situation. Good luck.

CraftBeerBob CraftBeerBob
2 days ago

Atlantic Health seems to have openings at Hackettstown Hospital today --- They have been sending out alerts - a friend just got an appointment - another and I received the letter - but since she and I have both had both shots, we removed ourselves from the list --- Sounds like a good day to try

4catmom 4catmom
2 days ago

4catsmom do you contact Hackettstown Hospital directly ? I am registered since 1/14/21 and nothing received except the initial your registered letter and an update on there status a couple weeks ago.

Jimt1058
2 days ago

Keep going on the County site every day, especially at 10 a.m, They are not booking appointments out into April or May. Those are just not available because no one knows whether they will have vaccine available that far out. Just keep trying. Things do seem to be opening up lately because the State is getting vaccine supplies.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
2 days ago

atlantic health - no idea if you can directly contact the hospital -

4catmom 4catmom
2 days ago

I’m registered everywhere and haven’t heard anything. After some perseverance, was able to book 1st and 2nd shot with CVS in Hackettstown.

Local Gal Local Gal
2 days ago

Trying calling the Warren County COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Helpline at (908) 878-3188 between 10a-2p M-F. I received a message that the wait time could be up to 45 minutes. I stayed on hold for about 30 minutes and successfully scheduled an appointment for the next day at the Belvidere Manor / fire house.


thanks dan I

Jimt1058
2 days ago

This Monday at 10:01 call (908) 475 7700. Keep your phone on "speed dial" and, after, a long time a recording comes on. This person will announce that the lines are a long wait or call back at a later time. At this point you are in the "que".

Just wait again and your call will be answered. Start right at ten in the morning so your call is at the beginning of the line.

Much perseverance here BUT guarantee you will get thru.


I think the vaccine distribution is unfair and bullshit. Like I said, I registered my spouse and myself on all the same website and at the same time and they're getting the shot today and I'm extremely high risk and didn't get any notification. I work with seniors and low income individuals......

Confused Confused
2 days ago

Getting my first shot on Tuesday at Rite Aid in Whiting. We have a home there as well. My wife got her first shot this past Saturday at the CVS in Seaside.

My daughter who is an RN took on the task of making sure her parents were taken care of. She;s a trooper

My wife and I are both over 65 and have had cancer in the past.

thehazguy thehazguy
1 day ago

Can anyone tell me why under the NJ Covid Information Hub, they list under individuals at high risk only Type 2 diabetes and not Type 1???? Ignorance and stupidity.

Confused Confused
1 day ago

You may have to venture out of Warren County to get your vaccine. Friends signed up Wednesday for appointments today in Summit (Union County). Last week others got appointments in Burlington County.

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
1 day ago

Confused.... I found this article where the CDC attempts to explain why type 1 diabetes isn’t in group 1B for the vaccine, but it confused me more.

https://www.statnews.com/2021/01/11/for-people-with-type-1-diabetes-cdc-guidelines-for-covid-19-vaccine-priority-are-puzzling/

Local Gal Local Gal
1 day ago

It's pretty sad when they put individuals who smoke, obese, pregnancy (most of which are choices) on the eligible list and not someone who has heart disease, type 1 diabetes and asthma (diseases that were not a choice for me) and who works with seniors and low income individuals.

Confused Confused
1 day ago

Remember, the goal wasn’t to save people, the goal was to take pressure off the health care system. Maybe that priority goes away when ICUs aren’t at 90%.

What really matters now is who “shares the air” with the most other citizens as we race the variants to the goal line.

Fact is as long as all shots go into arms, it really doesn’t matter who gets it. Herd immunity requires everyone and anyone to be vaccinated. Fast. The ramp to that is really the top priority, not who is in line first.

Doesn’t help this frustrating nonsensical non synergistic system but it does get easier everyday with increased supply. The J&j boost should be here this week. It will get better. My wife and I too many offers right now, hopefully you will too.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
1 day ago

With new cases of the coronavirus in a free fall across New Jersey over the last month, 18 of the state’s 21 counties registered fewer cases this week than last. New Jersey added 19 new cases of COVID-19 per 10,000 residents for the week of Feb. 1...
https://www.nj.com/data/2021/02/covid-cases-again-tumbled-across-nj-this-week-see-how-your-county-fared.html


They want to keep the pressure up so we can go into the Summer with few cases. It is possible, maybe or maybe not. Regardless, a spike could come back next Fall/Winter unless we vaccinate at 90% levels.


If you look at the numbers above, we have been in a surge since early November.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
1 day ago

Vaccinations or not this is with us. Once there is some level of control out there, spikes are going to occur just like the flu. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. Variants and seasonality will have something to do with it and of course vaccinations will be modified every year for the “hot variants”’again just like the flu. This is not a one a done point in time. Covid is here to stay. On a brighter note I got my appointment and getting vaccination #1 this week. Yes I am in a risk category.

CraftBeerBob CraftBeerBob
1 day ago

If you have gone to the Hackettstown Hospital to get vaccinated, can you tell me how long it took? I have an appointment, but need to know how long I should plan to be there.

Hopeful Hopeful
1 day ago

Any suggestions for Bergen County, Hackensack area (relative cannot travel too far)? Nothing has opened up for the past few days through Rite Aid or CVS - have tried starting at the suggested 11:45pm time for Rite Aid and the 5am start time for CVS (just coming off of the 5AM CVS shift). Tried also checking Walgreens, but don't know the best time.

He is registered with the state and Holy Name Hospital. Will be calling the 2 Shop Rites listed for the area - Englewood & Rochelle Park - to check they are actual sites and how they are scheduling - since each Shop Rite seems to have their own scheduling policy and that crucial detail is not listed online.

Also going to start checking Hackensack Meridian Health.

Any suggestions?

Three Bees Plus Three Bees Plus
9 hours ago

Got my first shot at Rite Aid in Denville .Efficient, courteous and caring pharmacy personnel...They also schedule your second appointment ... So far, only side effect is a sore arm....

camille parker camille parker
9 hours ago

Got my vaccine at CVS in the Shoprite mall - it was run well. I have a bruise but no pain or swelling. SNL had a skit this weekend about getting the vaccine - mention was made of being on the CVS site for three days hitting refresh - that’s how I got my appointment- a calendar opens up with a number of days and time slots - you choose your day and time - enter your personal info and you get a confirmation along with a second appointment. I went back to the site 15 mins later and nothing was available all days and times were taken. Every now and then a single time slot will open up - I’m thinking it’s because of a cancellation- good luck to all.

Treetops Treetops
8 hours ago

Hopeful - I received my first vaccine at Hackettstown. Registration took 5-10 minutes, then they gave me the shot. Then I had to wait~15 minutes afterwards. I was probably there for a total of 30 minutes.

FarmerJake FarmerJake
8 hours ago

As a reminder for anyone looking for a shot, Warren County's prime time for getting an appointment is Monday at 10:00 AM.

That's when they schedule most of the appointments for the week. Call the hot line at (908) 878-3188 right at 10 and keep trying.

Or use the on line booking site:

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cn4yzzk2


Even if you've tried that site before, right when the hot line opens on Monday the calendar all of a sudden shows dates in white to click on and get an appointment. They go very very fast so keep trying.


Not seeing any dates available at 10:02


According to message... due to inclement weather Warren County has no vaccine at this time. Please try another day.


No luck they say due to inclement weather vaccine delayed check back tomorrow

Jimt1058
6 hours ago

The current stats from Covid Act Now, who asks we "Share COVID risk in your community," and "Or embed on your website," indicate that NJ is one of nine states in "Active Outbreak Status." Other states are "At risk of outbreak" with three in "slow disease growth" status. We have been in this surge since 11/8/2020.

Likewise, Warren County has been in surge mode since 11/8/2020, 4 months, we did become the number 2 best county in "At risk of outbreak" status for 3 days from 2/18 to 2/21. We are currently 14th out of 21 NJ counties or at the top of the bottom half. Camden is number 4.... We average 36 cases a day, all of our numbers are rising, and our infection rate puts us in disease growth for the future.

We can hide this data, we can hide from this data, blind ourselves to the truth, but the fact is we were good in the first surge, came close, but were good. We surged in the holiday season, seemed to be heading in the right direction ahead of most of NJ, but now are going the wrong way. As the rest of the nation gets better, NJ does painfully slow and Warren County, well, we are just plain getting worse.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
6 hours ago

That happened with Warren County before during the big storm. They closed both Monday and Tuesday. Then at 10:00 on Wed the hotline reopened and they did the scheduling for that week.


Get on the phone to Warren County at ten SHARP tomorrow.

Try the number 475 7700. This is the better line to try


I heard to call Warren County. They are working old school. If you are 75+ keep calling until you get through.


@3BeesPlus there are quite a few close to Hackensack.. Have you tried Valley Hospital?

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
3 hours ago

SD what is driving up our warren County numbers, I don’t get it W e are a rural county, or doesn’t that matter?

Lilindependence Lilindependence
3 hours ago

Lili: sad to say, We are driving up our numbers. Our actions, or lack thereof, drive the increase. Every time you see that schmuck without a mask or the famed pull-down under the nose ----> risk increases. Every time there is a crowd event, more so in doors, risk increases. We are not alone, Sussex surged worse and Hunterdon was pretty much on par with us. The difference is they got better, they are struggling too now, but we are out and out lagging. Previously these "three amigo" counties were the safest places in the state; we all blew it during the holidays.

We could offer to blame our governor who took little action on this second surge, sitting on his hands, waiting for the vaccine, and knowing it's an election year. Don't expect any of that to change even if our condition worsened.

Our goal is 25/100K cases to reach "at risk of outbreak" status. In the summer we were below 10 a day, quite a few 0's. Today, 3/1 --- we hit 36 and our infection rate shows increase in our future.

It's a choice and, as of late, many of us are not choosing wisely for ourselves and others. We have turned this around twice before, once for an entire season after the first surge. And twice, for three days this time, on this second surge. Totally up to us.

Lili: it is totally up to us. Wear the mask. Social distance. Double up on those masks in crowded conditions. Get that vaccine. Any vaccine. They are all good enough. Avoid crowds, especially indoors. Try not to "share the air." It can get better, but we will be the ones to make it so.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 hours ago

I've been trying at 10 am sharp and like others have said, due to inclement weather no vaccine is available. Try again later.

Confused Confused
2 hours ago

@JrzyGirl88 - since I'm not that familiar with that area as far as what is close to what (since my relative can't travel too far from home) I've been on top of the pharmacies and Shop Rite and giving suggestions and support. Thank you for the Valley Hospital suggestion. I looked it up and the site where the vaccines are given looks to be only 10 - 16 min. from him (which is pretty good). I'll check their info further to see if you need to pre-register or just keep checking.

Reading how Warren County DOH scheduling was suspended today due to delays with shipments, maybe thats why there wasn't any availability at any of the Rite Aids (Sat. & Sun pm) whereas last week I was able to schedule 6 relatives through Rite Aid over a 5 night period (Ocean, Hunterdon & Warren counties).

Thank you so much for the suggestion!

Three Bees Plus Three Bees Plus
2 hours ago

SD thanks for response! I am always masked and distanced, finally getting the vaccine on Friday. Maybe the unavailability of the vaccine is also hurting us....

Lilindependence Lilindependence
1 hour ago

st lukes called me today and I will be getting the vaccine this week on
rosebury street next to the hospital phillipsburg.


There is a group you can join on Facebook called "New Jersey Covid Vaccine Info" that I found to be invaluable for tips and advice on scheduling appointments. Also, there are two bots you can follow on Twitter: "Vaccine Bot NJ" and "VaxxUpates," both of which post up-to-the-minute info on where new appointments are dropping. Using the combination of these three resources over the last three days, I was able to secure appointments for myself and my wife in the coming week.

A few general tips:
Rite Aid opens blocks of new appointments at 11:45pm Tues. thru Sat. Some random appointments may show up at other times.
CVS opens blocks of new appointments most mornings between 5am and 7am, sometimes as early as 4am.
The megasite at the Meadowlands opens new appointments most nights at 12am.


@threebees try these as well, I worked in Hackensack for 20 years these will all be close for your relative

Hackensack Meridian Health System Multiple Locations (833) 565-0404 hackensackmeridianhealth.org/covid19

North Hudson Community Action -
Hackensack
25 East Salem Street, Suite 600
(201) 210-0200 nhcac.org/

Riverside Medical Group - Teaneck
870 Palisade Avenue
Teaneck riversidemedgroup.com

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
1 hour ago

The problem with vaccination in Warren County is primarily access. Do the math: each county site has like five shot givers, that’s like 20 shots an hour, less than 8 hours a day. We just don’t have enough sites and shot givers, along with vaccines. The state sends us to Gloucester; Atlantic Health Rockaway is just getting to us. Hardly hear anyone going to Hackettstown Hospital. Our pharmacies can probably do 30 a day each. The county added 50% increase with ine new site and is still overwhelmed. We need a mega site. IMO.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
19 mins ago

The real problem with the vaccinations is that they didn't distribute them to doctors like they normally would do


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