Who is eligible to be vaccinated at this time? (Jan. 14, 2021)
The Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site is a state-run facility operating under the State of New Jersey’s phased approach to vaccine rollout. At present, vaccines are only available to individuals who meet the criteria set forth by the State of New Jersey. Read those criteria here.
When will vaccines be more widely available?
The Department of Health has a COVID-19 Vaccination webpage that includes FAQs, the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, and a new "Vax Matters" newsletter with information about the vaccine and vaccine distribution. You can also sign up for the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System to receive updates and alerts throughout the vaccine rollout.
Is the mega-site only available to Burlington County residents?
How do I schedule a vaccine appointment?
No. In fact, the location of the mega-site was selected, in part, for its proximity to Camden County. The site will serve the entire region, but remember: vaccines are available by appointment only.
Are walk-up vaccinations available?
No. The mega-site operates by appointment only. Please do not visit the mega-site if you do not have an appointment.
What is the cost for being vaccinated?
There will be no charges or co-pays to vaccine recipients. As authorized, insurance providers will be billed for vaccine administration. For those without insurance, vaccination is free of charge.
Please complete the form above to sign up for our database. (You can sign up even if you have already registered with/for other vaccine databases in the region).
Will I get to choose what version of the vaccine I receive?
No. The State of New Jersey oversees the complicated process of vaccine distribution throughout the state. The Mega-Site operations team does not select what version of the vaccine it receives (i.e., Pfizer, Moderna). Therefore, vaccine recipients will not get to make a selection. (Vaccination itself is optional, of course.)
Am I required to receive two-doses of the vaccine?
As of today, the answer is yes. If you receive the Pfizer vaccine initially, you will receive the Pfizer vaccine again exactly 21 days later. If you receive the Moderna vaccine initially, you will receive the Moderna vaccine again exactly 28 days later. Details for the second-dose appointment are provided in-person at the first-dose appointment. It is imperative that you attend your second-dose appointment at the designated date and time. Given the complexity of the Mega-Site’s operations, the staff cannot alter the date of second-dose appointments; please make this your priority.
What should I do if I feel sick on the day of my vaccine appointment?
You will need to reschedule your appointment should any of the conditions below apply.
• If you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
• If, within the past 14 days, you have been in close physical contact (six feet or closer for a cumulative total of 15 minutes) with someone who has laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms.
• If you are isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19.
• If you are currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test.
Please be sure to cancel your appointment if any of these conditions arise.
What should I bring to my vaccine appointments?
Please bring or wear all relevant forms of identification, including:
• A federal-, state-, or county-issued identification, such as a driver’s license or passport,
• A badge or employer-issued identification, if applicable,
• A health insurance card, if you have one. Note: there will be no charges or co-pays for
How long will my vaccine appointment last?
The duration of your appointment will depend, in part, on the volume of patients. The Mega-Site organizers will make every effort to keep the process moving quickly. Please do your part by being on time to your appointment and having identification ready. Remember: everyone who receives a vaccine – for both first-dose and second-dose appointments – will need to remain at the Mega-Site for observation for at least 15 minutes. Please plan your day accordingly.
Do I still need to wear a mask and practice social distancing after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine should not alter your safety behaviors. Please continue to practice social distancing, frequently wash your hands, and wear a mask whenever interacting with those outside your household.
When can I consider myself immune?
The currently available vaccines offer immunity beginning seven to 14 after the second dose. That said, you should continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing after being vaccinated.
What should I do if I feel ill after receiving the vaccine?
Everyone should monitor his or her health after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Common reactions include pain where you received the shot, as well as fever, chills, tiredness, and/or headache. Medical experts believe this is an indication the vaccine is working, and most symptoms are resolved within 24 to 48 hours.
If you experience a medical emergency, call 911; do not delay medical intervention. If you have concerns about your symptoms, call your care provider.
What should I do if I acquire COVID-19 in between my vaccine appointments?
Vaccination of people with a known, current COVID-19 infection should be deferred at minimum until the person has recovered from the acute illness (if the person had symptoms) and criteria have been met for them to discontinue isolation.
Someone with COVID-19 that developed after the first dose of vaccine may receive the second dose, but that person must take all necessary precautions to ensure he or she does not put others at risk. This means that a second dose can only occur if…
• At least 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms and/or a positive test result, AND
• At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, AND
• All other symptoms have improved.
Should you find yourself in this position and are unsure whether to move forward or delay your second-dose appointment, consider consulting with your primary care provider to arrive at a decision that feels right to you.