FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON COVID-19

VISIT covid19.nj.gov OR CALL 2-1-1

 

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Please note that demand for COVID-19 vaccines is high, and clinics are experiencing longer then expected wait times. 

 

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Vaccine  
Pfizer (ages 12+) 1st Dose

2nd Dose (Given at 21 days)

3rd Dose (Immunocompromised Only)

Booster (Given at 5 months)

Pfizer (ages 5-11)

1st Dose  2nd Dose (Given at 21 days)    
Moderna  1st Dose

2nd Dose (Given at 28 days)

3rd Dose (Immunocompromised Only) 

Booster (Given at 5 months) 

Janssen (J&J)   1st Dose  

Booster (Given at 2 months) 

   
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More information on the COVID-19 vaccines available can be found on the CDC's website

 

 

FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON COVID-19

VISIT covid19.nj.gov OR CALL 2-1-1

 

 

More information on COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster Doses Below.

WHAT IS COVID-19:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which has now spread globally and across the United States. The virus has been named "SARS-CoV-2," and the disease it causes has been named "coronavirus disease 2019" (abbreviated "COVID-19"). The CDC considers COVID-19 to be a serious public health concern.  COVID-19 is mainly spread through person to person contact, including being physically near (within 6 feet) someone with COVID-19.  It is possible for those with COVID-19 that do not have symptoms (asymptomatic) to spread the virus to others.  To date, there have been over 6,000 cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton Township.

The federal government has been working closely with state and local partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this public health threat. Unprecedented, aggressive efforts have been taken to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of this virus.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. CDC will continue to update the public as circumstances warrant. The information on this page is from the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).  For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/covid19 or https://covid19.nj.gov/index.html

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19:

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, and symptoms range from mild to severe.  The CDC lists the following as common symptoms of COVID-19: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have these symptoms or have been in close contact (less than 6 feet away for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider or public health official.

If someone shows any emergency warning signs of COVID-19, please seek emergency medical care immediately and call 911.  Emergency warning signs of COVID-19 may include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM COVID-19:

NJDOH and CDC recommend these steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Getting vaccinated, everyone ages 12+ is eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Wear a mask in public to cover your nose and mouth (Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance)
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others, avoid large crowds
  • Wash your hands often using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol and rub your hands until they feel dry
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your sleeve, not your hands
  • Stay home if you are sick and look out for symptoms of COVID-19
  • If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, call your healthcare provider or local health department and get tested

 

GETTING TESTED FOR COVID-19:

Testing for COVID-19 is important to help slow the spread of disease.  Testing is available to all New Jersey residents, you do not need health insurance to get a test, and free testing sites are available throughout Mercer County.  The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) especially recommends testing if you:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19 (even if you are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection in the past 3 months)
  • Have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated or recently recovered.
  • You were recently in a large gathering where social distancing was hard to maintain or a crowded indoor setting and are not fully vaccinated or recently recovered.
  • You must travel and are not fully vaccinated, get a viral test 1-3 days before travel and 3-5 days after travel.

For more information on testing recommendations and types of tests from the NJDOH, please click here

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

About the COVID-19 Vaccine:

The FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization for the Moderna (ages 18+) and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) (ages 18+) COVID-19 vaccines.  The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is FDA Approved for those 16+, and EUA for ages 12+.  Data from the manufacturers and clinical trials have shown all vaccines to be safe and effective.  Please visit the following links for more information on the COVID-19 vaccines, including eligibility, safety, and FAQs:

 

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine:

All New Jersey residents ages 5+ can get a COVID-19 vaccine.  Many clinics and vaccine providers are now accepting walk-ins or same day appointments.  There are several vaccination sites throughout the state.  To find a vaccine appointment near you please click here.  Upcoming local clinics will also be posted on the Township website under “Meetings & Events” https://hamiltonnj.com/

The Hamilton Township Division of Health can assist Hamilton residents with the following:

  • Locating a local vaccine appointment or clinic for any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Scheduling a home visit for the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Answering questions about the vaccine and providing referrals
  • Scheduling community pop-up vaccine clinics at your organization, workplace or neighborhood in Hamilton Township

Contact Information for the Hamilton Township Division of Health:

All residents may also schedule an appointment for the vaccine using the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS):

Need a Ride to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine?

  • Call 2-1-1 to schedule a Free or Discounted Lyft Ride to and from your vaccine appointment

    People are considered “fully vaccinated” for COVID-19:

  • At least 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna); or
  • At least 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen)

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines for teens and children ages 5 and up please click here! 

COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd Doses and Booster Doses:

3rd Doses:

  • 3rd Doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are currently approved for the moderately to severely immunocompromised (ages 5+).
  • For this group of people, the 3rd dose may be administered at least 28 days after receiving the 2nd dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines
  • Guidance is not currently available for those who received the J&J vaccine.If you received the J&J vaccine and are immunocompromised, please follow booster dose guidance below.

People who are severely or moderately immunocompromised includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

 

BOOSTER DOSES

Booster doses are currently available for all three approved vaccines. 

Vaccine Brand Mixing:

  • Individuals ages 18+ may choose which vaccine they receive for their booster dose.Please direct specific or personal medical questions about mixing vaccine brands to your healthcare provider.Individuals should weigh their individual risks and benefits when choosing a vaccine for their booster dose.If you choose to get a different vaccine product for your booster dose, you still need to follow the eligibility and timing guidelines below based on the original vaccine you received.

COVID-19 BOOSTER DOSE GUIDANCE BY VACCINE

Pfizer:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Everyone ages 12 years of age and older may get a booster dose.

Timing of Pfizer Booster Dose:

  • If you received the Pfizer vaccine for your original vaccine series, you may receive a booster at least 5 months after receiving your second dose in the two dose series.
  • Children ages 12 to 17 may only receive the Pfizer vaccine for their booster dose.Adults 18+ may choose which brand they want for their booster.

    Moderna:

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Everyone ages 18 years of age and older may get a booster dose.

Timing of Moderna Booster Dose:

  • If you received the Moderna vaccine for your original vaccine series, you may receive a booster at least 5 months after receiving your second dose in the two-dose series.

    What is the difference between the Moderna Booster Dose and the Moderna Third Dose?

  • Booster Dose: the booster dose of Moderna is half the dosage amount compared to the first two doses received.

  • Additional/Third Dose: The additional or third dose of the Moderna vaccine is a full dose (the same amount as the first and second dose). People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are recommended to get an additional full dose. This is because people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. These individuals may get their additional dose 28 days after receiving their second dose in a two-dose series. Please consult your healthcare provider if you are unsure if you are considered to be moderately to severely immunocompromised. Click here for more information.
  • People who are severely or moderately immunocompromised includes people who have:
    • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
  • Notify the vaccine administrators if you are moderately to severely immunocompromised and are receiving the Moderna vaccine so they can provide the proper dosage.

     

    Johnson & Johnson (J&J/Janssen):

    Eligibility Criteria:

  • People 18 years of age and older
  •  

    Timing of J&J Booster Dose:

  • If you received the J&J vaccine for your original vaccine series, you may receive a booster at least 2 months after receiving your original J&J vaccine.

 

For more information on booster doses please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

 

 

PLEASE USE THE LINKS BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FACT SHEETS ON COVID-19:

Information on Travel (Including for those who are fully vaccinated)

Travel Info and Advisories from the CDC

Travel Info from the NJ Dept. of Health

 

Factsheets Regarding COVID-19:

CDC - Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 if you are Sick: (English)

CDC-10 Things You Can Do To Manage Your COVID-19 Symptoms At Home: (English) (Spanish)

NJDOH-COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations and Options

NJDOH –Who Should Get Tested for COVID-19: (English) (Spanish)

NJDOH –COVID-19 Quick Facts: (English) (Spanish)

 

Factsheets and Information Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines:  

NJDOH – COVID-19 Vaccines: Addressing Your Top Concerns: (English) (Spanish)

NJDOH –COVID-19 Vaccine: Information for you and your Family: (English) (Spanish) 

NJDOH –Addressing Concerns about the J&J Vaccine: (English) (Spanish)

NJDOH –COVID-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts: (English) (Spanish)

NJDOH COVID-19 Vaccines and Fertility: (English) (Spanish)

CDC – Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC –When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated  

 

Please visit the NJDOH Communicable Disease Service Page for more fact sheets and resources regarding COVID-19 vaccines. 

 

Manufacturer Vaccine Fact Sheets by Brand

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Fact Sheet: (English) (Spanish)

Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet: (English) (Spanish)

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccine Fact Sheet: (English) (Spanish)

 

NJDOH Guidance for COVID-19 for Certain Populations:

COVID-19 Information for Communities

COVID-19 Information for Schools (Child Care, K-12, Camps and Colleges/Universities)

COVID-19 Information for Businesses

NJ Guidance for Sports Activities