The CVS website started accepting appointments to get a COVID vaccine at around 7 a.m. Thursday for some locations around the state, listing stores in 27 towns, but it was unclear which of locations had appointments available.
Users seeking appointments quickly found the page to be busy, receiving a message that said: “Please Stand By. We’re experiencing heavy traffic. This page will automatically refresh every 30 seconds.”
Appointments were filled quickly due to the limited supply of vaccine CVS received from the federal government, CVS spokeswoman Tara Burke said.
“Every vaccine dose we’ve been given is being used to vaccinate people who booked appointments,” she said. “We will be receiving vaccine from the federal government on a weekly basis. Additional appointments will open as soon as we receive more vaccine.”
CVS was expected to get more than 19,000 doses through the federal pharmacy partnership, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his Wednesday briefing.
For those without online access, CVS has set up a customer service line at (800) 746-7287, it said.
No walk-in vaccines will be provided.
The towns included on the CVS website include Brigantine, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Dumont, East Brunswick, Edison, Elizabeth, Flemington, Green Brook, Hackettstown, Harrison Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Ledgewood, Northvale, Princeton, Ringwood, Seaside Heights, Tabernacle, Union, Union City, Vernon, Villas, Vineland, Voorhees, West Orange and Whiting.
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Karin Price Mueller may be reached at KPriceMueller@NJAdvanceMedia.com.