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To learn more about the COVID-19 VACCINE and eligibility, click here.
All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19– County services are available on an appointment basis.

 


VACCINATIONS WITH MIDDLESEX COUNTY

If you secure an appointment at a Middlesex County-operated location through the NJVSS, please be sure to:

PLEASE NOTE... Due to the limited quantity of vaccinations available, if the person is not in the eligible categories as defined from the State, is not at least 18 years of age or does not have a scheduled appointment, they will not receive a vaccine.

If you've been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 90 days, AND received antibody there​ you may not be eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine at this time.  Based on the estimated half-life of monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma as part of COVID-19 treatment/infection as well as evidence suggesting that reinfection is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection, vaccination should be deferred for at least 90 days, as a precautionary measure until additional information becomes available, to avoid interference of the antibody that is already present with the vaccine induced immune response​​.

THE DAY OF THE VACCINE

Be sure to bring your ID, required paperwork, and a mask.  Wear comfortable clothing that can be removed to expose your arm for the shot and inspection during your observation period. You should plan on staying for at least an additional 15 minutes for observation on the day of your shot.  

AFTER THE VACCINE

You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.​ Some common things that others have experienced are:  

  • Pain and/or swelling in the arm where you got the shot
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Headache​​

In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:

  • If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours
  • If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days

The CDC has an infographic that highlights what you can expect after your shot, and has created a downloadable health screening tool called V-Safe, which will help understand any side effects after vaccination. 

Since the COVID-19 vaccine is a two-dose series to be most effective, everyone receiving the vaccine is strongly advised to continue COVID-19 preventative measures such as:

  • Register for the CDC's "V-Safe" Health Screening Tool
  • Wear a mask in public at all times
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from others
  • Return (with your CDC Vaccination Card) for your second dose
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OTHER NOTES

If you have received your first dose of the vaccine at a Middlesex County-run clinic, you should have received or will receive an email notification from NJVSS regarding an appointment for a second dose. If you do not, please contact the NJVSS call center at 1-855-568-0545.​


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