For updates, please visit the State's COVID19.nj.gov page here.
Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
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April 19, 2021
Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, All adults and children age 16+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey.
Beginning Monday, April 19, the state of New Jersey will expand the population eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to all adult residents. Anyone who has not scheduled their vaccine appointment at the Camden County Vaccination Center in Blackwood is encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Thousands of new appointment slots are available for the forthcoming expansion of eligibility. Please note, you must be 18 or older to receive he Moderna vaccine from the Camden County vaccination site. Schedule your appointment through Camden County here.
Click here to schedule a vaccination appointment through the State of New Jersey and learn more about the COVID vaccine.
March 31, 2021
Effective Monday, March 29, 2021, additional individuals that live, work, or are educated in New Jersey are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
These new categories include essential workers in the following sectors:
- Food production, agriculture, and food distribution, including grocery store workers and restaurant staff
- Eldercare and eldercare support staff
- Warehousing and logistics
- Social service workers and support staff
- Elections personnel
- Hospitality, including casino workers and hotel/lodging staff
- Medical supply chain
- Postal and shipping service
- Judicial system
Beginning April 5, 2021, even more people will be eligible for the vaccine, including the following:
- All individuals aged 55+
- All Individuals 16 and over with intellectual and developmental disabilities:
- Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas.
- Essential workers in the following sectors:
- Communications, IT, and media workers, including communications infrastructure support (engineers, technicians) and members of the press
- Laundry service workers, including workers in laundromats, laundry services, and dry cleaners
- Real estate, building, and home service workers, including construction workers, code officials, plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, property management, and maintenance workers
- Retail financial institution workers, including bank tellers, lending service, public accounting, and check cashing workers.
- Sanitation workers, including workers providing disinfection and janitorial services for all essential facilities and modes of transportation; city sanitation workers; residential, commercial, and industrial solid and hazardous waste removal.
- Utility workers, including electrical generation and supply system, natural gas delivery, nuclear power plant, water supply, telephone, cable/fiber optical/broadband/cellular service workers
- Higher Education workers, including educators and support staff
- Librarians, including support staff at municipal, county, and state libraries (i.e. those not included in K-12 announcement)
For a complete list of who is currently eligible for the vaccine, click here for more information.
Getting the Vaccine if You Are Eligible
If you are eligible for the vaccine, please keep an eye out for an email notifying you of an available appointment in the Vaccine Scheduling System. If you prefer not to wait for an appointment through NJVSS, there are additional ways to get vaccinated:
- You can make an appointment directly with a vaccination location that does not use the Vaccine Scheduling System. Click here to view these locations.
- If you are a Veteran or live or work at a VA facility, you may be eligible for vaccines through the VA. Click here to learn more from the VA.
Dedicated Vaccine Appointment Assistance for Seniors (Aged 65+)
Individuals aged 65 and older can now call a special senior hotline at 856–249–7007 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for vaccination scheduling support. Dedicated appointment slots are reserved for those aged 65 and older. Appointment availability and scheduling varies by location.
Find more information
- You can visit covid19.nj.gov/vaccine or call 855–568–0545
- For weekly updates on COVID-19 news, subscribe to the State’s weekly COVID-19 newsletter
- You can also follow @NJDeptofHealth, @NJGov, and @GovMurphy on social media
March 18, 2021
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Phase II
Rental assistance is available to Collingswood residents through federal funding distributed to the State of New Jersey. The State program awards assistance for residents to apply to rent in arrears as well as up to three months of future rent.
Please register and find more information on the CVERAP here.
Review a checklist of eligibility requirements and necessary documentation here.
Borough staff are on hand Monday, March 22, at two locations to assist residents in completing the registration. Following registration, applicants will be chosen through a lottery system and contacted by the state to complete a full application.
If you or a neighbor are in need of help registering, please visit our dedicated sites on Monday, March 22, between 9am and 12pm.
Registration assistance sites:
Parkview Apartments, police substation on the plaza
540 Collings Ave.
Collingswood Community Center
30 Collings Ave.
Who is Eligible:
- NJ resident 18 years or older
- Currently renting in New Jersey
- Qualifies for unemployment
- Facing financial hardship caused directly or indirectly from COVID-19
- Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
- Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income.
Required information for registration:
- You must provide an email address. If you don’t have one, the application process will allow you to create one.
- You must also provide names, birthdates, and income information for everyone in your household
- Landlord information
- Any current or previous housing assistance received
- Evidence that you fulfill the eligibility requirements
- A lease agreement
- Proof of rent owed.
Mayor Jim Maley provided a video update with details on the rental assistance program. Please watch it here.
January 26, 2021
Collingswood Senior Vaccine Registration Hotline
Collingswood, working together with Camden County officials, has established a free hotline to assist seniors registering for the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine appointments in Camden County are currently available through an online registration form. We understand that this can be difficult to navigate and have dedicated Borough staff to help seniors that need assistance with vaccine registration.
Our representative can enter your information into the online form and create your vaccination appointment through the My Cooper registration site. You only need to call in to the hotline. Due to COVID restrictions, no walk-in appointments are available for registration assistance.
Assistance is available Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm by calling Collingswood Community Center Director Madalyn Deets at 856-854-4440. Please be prepared to provide the following information for registration:
- Full name
- Birth date
- Social security number
- Insurance/Medicare information
The Borough is also setting up transportation to vaccine appointments for those that need it. If you can drive or have someone that can drive you to your appointment, please use those means of transportation. At this time, we are gathering information to set up transportation assistance. Vaccinations are administered at Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ.
For assistance, you can also call:
-State vaccination hotline at 855-568-0545
-Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services at 1-877-222-3737 or 856-858-3317
Please feel free to share this information with any Collingswood seniors that need assistance.
If you are having trouble registering for the vaccine with the NJ Vaccine Scheduling system, you can now call a new toll free hotline number for help. The NJ Vaccine Call Center is open daily from 8am to 8pm. Hotline operators are able to help pre-register callers and identity who is eligible for the vaccine. However, due to the limited quantity of the vaccine, at this time, operators may not be able to schedule appointments for the vaccine. As more appointments become available in the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, operators will be able to assist in scheduling appointments.
The NJ Vaccine Call Center: 855-568-0545 (Toll Free)
Please note, that the call center opened yesterday and it received over 58,000 calls. You can still contact other designated vaccines locations that are not part of the NJ Scheduling System to try and schedule vaccine appointments. A list of all vaccine locations can be found at the NJ COVID Vaccine Website.
Designated Vaccine Locations: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients
Updated NJ COVID-19 vaccine eligibility goes into effect tomorrow, Jan. 14.
Beginning Jan. 14, the following groups are eligible to receive the covid-19 vaccine:
-Aged 65 and older
-Aged 16-64 with medical conditions as defined by the CDC that increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Illnesses include:
• Chronic Kidney Disease
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Down Syndrome
• Heart conditions (e.g. heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies)
• Immunocompromised (weakened immune system) due to solid organ transplant
• Obesity (e.g. body mass index of 30kg/m2 or higher)
• Severe Obesity (e.g. body mass index of 40kg/m2 or higher)
• Sickle cell disease
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus
This definition is adopted from the CDC’s list of People with Certain Medical Conditions at Increased Risk.
A person must have at least one of the above conditions to be considered high-risk. A doctor’s note is not required.
All NJ residents may pre-register for the vaccine here .
More information from the State of New Jersey on eligibility and receiving the vaccine can be found here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Vaccination registration (online): https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine
- List of current NJ vaccination sites: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/healthcare-worker-covid-19-vaccine-locations
- State of NJ COVID-19 information hub: https://covid19.nj.gov/
- Camden County COVID resources and updates: https://www.camdencounty.com/service/covid-19-updates-and-preparations/most-recent-updates/
- Camden County Vaccination plan: https://www.camdencounty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/10456-Vaccine-Campaign-FlyerV2.pdf
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 vaccination information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
The state of New Jersey Department of Health will be opening call centers to assist registrants who do not have internet access. There will be community outreach and technology assistance, and registration will soon be available through pharmacies, urgent care, clinics, and other healthcare centers.
It is not necessary to provide proof of citizenship or proof of address. Vaccines will be available to all who live, work, or receive education in the state of New Jersey. Insurance information may be requested, but is insurance is not required to receive a vaccine.
For updates, please visit the New Jersey Department of Health page here:
The NJ DOH Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/NJDeptofHealth/
The Camden County Health and Human Services page here: https://www.camdencounty.com/service/health-human-services/
NJ DOH 24-Hour Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
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