Registration Open Now for COVID-19 Vaccinations for Those Age 16 and Up

Who Will Become Eligible on April 19 Through RWJBarnabas Health

Current vaccine eligibility for those 55 and older, those with chronic medical conditions and those with specific career backgrounds

West Orange, NJ, April 15, 2021 - As of Monday, April 19th, all individuals age 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination according to the New Jersey Department of Health. In advance of this expansion, we encourage those interested in vaccination to register now to ensure the earliest appointment when you become eligible.

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available in New Jersey to individuals aged 55+, those with certain preexisting health conditions and those working in specific fields such as health care, education, transportation and hospitality.

RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, is equipped with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and is operating vaccine clinics at all its hospitals and at the Middlesex County COVID-19 Vaccination Mega-Site at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison.

To register for the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit www.rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine. After filling out the online form, registrants will receive an email or text to schedule their vaccine appointment via a link to RWJBarnabas Health’s scheduling app.

RWJBarnabas Health is administering only Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines at this time.

ABOUT RWJBARNABAS HEALTH
RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization, and the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health, which includes nearly 3,000 employed physicians, nurses and other health care professionals,.

RWJBH is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 35,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBH and Rutgers University have partnered to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBH with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - and Rutgers University Behavioral Health.