|This Week’s NJ COVID-19 Updates|
Do you have questions about when and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, contact tracing, traveling to or from the State of New Jersey, or even finding a new job? The State of New Jersey offers up-to-date information, resources, and guidance at our COVID-19 Information Hub.
Rental Assistance Available
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II lottery application period remains open to help New Jerseyans pay their rent arrears or future rent. The program devotes approximately $353 million to rental assistance for low- and moderate-income households that have been financially impacted by the pandemic, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.In addition to the tenants themselves, landlords or advocates may apply on behalf of tenants, with the tenant’s permission.
Virtual Town Hall with Governor Murphy on April 27th
On April 27th at 5 pm, Governor Murphy is hosting a virtual town hall. The Governor is looking forward to providing you the latest updates on combating the pandemic, getting New Jerseyans vaccinated, our state budget, and more. Space is limited: if you want to attend, please complete a brief form to sign up to be notified if a spot in the virtual town hall is available. You can also sign up to be notified of future town halls.
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NJ Vaccine Appointment Finder
All individuals 16+ who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Appointments are available across New Jersey, including at all six megasites. Use New Jersey’s Vaccine Appointment Finder to schedule an appointment near you. Visit covid19.nj.gov/finder today and book an appointment.
Need Help Getting an Appointment?
We know that the process of scheduling a vaccination appointment can seem daunting, but help is available.
* The Vaccine Call Center is available from
8 am to 8 pm in more than 240 different languages to answer questions about the vaccine, help individuals find vaccine appointments, register individuals in the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, confirm registration status, and update registration information. Call 855-568-0545.
* To report an error with the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System or get support, you can also fill out a form at covid19.nj.gov/vaccinehelp.
* A special senior hotline is available to help our seniors schedule appointments. Dedicated appointment slots are reserved for those aged 65 and older. Call 856-249-7007.
* See where you or a loved one can find a vaccine appointment at covid19.nj.gov/finder.
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Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine Update
As of April 13th, out of an abundance of caution, administration of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine has been paused and put on hold as the CDC and the FDA review the data involving the extremely rare adverse effects of blood clots that may be caused by this vaccine. The Federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is holding a second emergency meeting today, Friday, April 23rd, streamed live, to make recommendations to the CDC on how to proceed. This article on the NJ COVID-19 Info Hub will be updated as new information becomes available.
As of this week:
* More than 6.3 million vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey
* More than 3.9 million people have received at least one dose.
* More than 2.6 million people are fully vaccinated.