By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Atlantic City Convention Center’s COVID-19 vaccine mega site is offering up to 700 walk-in appointments over the final three days of this week.
Walk-in appointments began on Wednesday and will continue to be offered until Friday. Interested community members who haven’t been vaccinated yet can walk into the Atlantic City Convention Center from 1-3 p.m. today and tomorrow to immediately be registered to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Anybody interested in a walk-in appointment should show up at the mega site at those times, but those with appointments will continue to be prioritized.
Walk-in vaccinations will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible residents under the age of 18 have to be with a parent or guardian in order to be eligible to sign up for a vaccination.
If you don’t get vaccinated through the Atlantic City COVID-19 vaccine mega site, you can find a list of all eligible appointments throughout the state via New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment finder beta. The beta allows users to filter their search results by county, and it lists off all mega sites, pharmacies, and grocery store chains that are offering vaccinations. For most vaccine locations, the appointment finder beta shows which locations have available appointments and which ones don’t.
The Atlantic City Convention Center is serving as one of six COVID-19 vaccine mega sites throughout New Jersey. Others in South Jersey include a mega site at Rowan College of South Jersey’s Gloucester County campus in Deptford Township and the Moorestown Mall in Moorestown.
As of Wednesday evening, New Jersey had administered a total of 6,292,792 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 2,622,120 people have received their second Pfizer or Moderna dose (or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson model), which makes them fully inoculated against the pandemic. An additional 3,916,159 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine models, according to New Jersey’s COVID-19 dashboard.
New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination effort officially expanded to include all residents aged 16 and older on Monday. The state is still on track to reach its goal of fully inoculating 70% of its adult population — or approximately 4.7 million people — by the beginning of summer.
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