Gov. Phil Murphy announced the launch of an online vaccine finder as a new resource in the fight against coronavirus in New Jersey. According to a Northjersey.com report, the website was launched in an effort to be a one-stop webpage for finding available appointment slots, which state residents have struggled with since the vaccines became available to larger groups.
“This new tool aggregates information across multiple scheduling platforms, multiple times an hour letting you know when appointments are open and letting you know how you can make one for yourself, “Murphy said at his COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday. “Appointments are still limited, especially so mid to late week, but this new tool will take some of the stress out of your search,” Murphy said.
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The vaccine finder website, covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder, allows residents to choose one of the state’s counties to check availability at vaccination centers within each area. The online tool is a collaboration between the state offices of Innovation and Information Technology and the Health Department.
Murphy added that the vaccine finder will be able to handle a possible surge in web traffic as more people become eligible for a vaccine appointment on April 5.
Starting Monday, residents between the ages 55 and 64 become eligible for a vaccine appointment, along with those 16 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
To date, The Garden State ranks 3rd in vaccine supply administered at 88.4 percent, 8th in daily doses administered, at 93,733, and 8th in percentage of population having received at least one dose, at 32.7 percent, when compared to other states.