All six of the state’s coronavirus vaccine mega-sites are open today despite snow that fell overnight. Governor Phil Murphy says as more supply arrives, more appointments will be added through the state’s hotline. Meanwhile, both CVS and Rite Aid pharmacies are now booking appointments for vaccinations, as they’re receiving additional supply directly from the federal government. Appointments start tomorrow, with CVS in line to receive 19,900 doses, and Rite Aid scheduled to receive 7,500 doses.
Meanwhile, the state department of health’s coronavirus call center won’t be taking vaccine appointments for now. Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli says the pause started Tuesday night, adding this will allow operators to get better training. Officials say eligible residents will have to return to the usual ways of signing up, which are using COVID19.NJ.GOV or through a designated vaccine site.