NJ COVID vaccine finder: Book your appointment online at new website
Wayne Valley students (left) Sydney Betz and Emily Bolson started a service to help seniors get COVID-19 vaccine appointments. NorthJersey.com
Gov. Phil Murphy announced the launch of an online vaccine appointment finder for New Jersey residents on Wednesday.
The website, which states near the top that it's still a work in progress, was launched in an effort to be a one-stop webpage for finding available appointment slots, which has been a struggle for Garden State residents since the vaccines became available to larger swaths of the public.
"Appointments are still limited, but this new tool will take some of the stress out of your search," Murphy said.
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New Jersey residents have turned to volunteer groups and social media pages to try to find where they can quickly snag an appointment. Some follow Twitter pages that send tweets when pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens or state-run mega-sites have openings, but the appointments fill at a rapid pace.
State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said Wednesday that the state is expecting roughly 551,000 doses next week.
Anthony Zurita is a breaking news reporter for NorthJersey.com.To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.