Henry J. Austin Health Center can now offer the COVID-19 vaccine directly to our patients!

We have a very limited supply each week and we can only offer it to the community and patients that we serve as a Health Center. HJAHC vaccines are available to those who live or work in Trenton, are existing patients of HJAHC, or are members of a community that is our mission to serve as a Health Center. 

If you are not currently eligible, please do not enter your information with us at this time. If you qualify, you will be contacted via text to schedule for your first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Please check here to see if you are in a category that is eligible for the vaccine at this time in the State of New Jersey.

If you are unable to enter your information at this time, please check back soon as our supply and availability are updated every day. 

COVID-19 Vaccine

Due to supply limitations, vaccination appointments may be difficult to get so we ask for your continued patience during this process.

There are three ways to get vaccinated:

1)  Since you are registered with the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS), you will be notified when appointments are available in the NJVSS. The State will send you an invitation to schedule your appointment at the email you registered with when more appointment slots open up.

2) You may make an appointment directly with one of the many designated vaccination sites across the state. Click here to view a list of these designated vaccination sites. Please note that due to high demand, sites on this list may be fully booked at this time.

3) Select healthcare facilities, including many hospitals, are offering vaccines directly to their workers. If you work at one of these facilities, you may contact your employer to learn if the vaccine is available to you from your employer.

With the expansion of eligibility into more categories, there are now many more people who may get vaccinated. The vaccine supply, however, is still very limited and will be for some time.

There will be more vaccine allocated to New Jersey with each coming week and month. While we understand your desire to get vaccinated as soon as possible, we ask for your continued patience during this process. Click here to learn more about COVID-19 vaccine availability.

Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.

Not all sites administer a vaccine authorized for use in individuals 16 and 17 years old, so it is important to check with your vaccination site before scheduling a visit to ensure you are eligible.

For more information on vaccination distribution, who is currently eligible, and the State’s plan to equitably vaccinate those who live, work, and attend school in New Jersey, visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

  • Paid or unpaid persons working or volunteering in a healthcare setting
  • Residents of long-term care facilities and other congregate settings
  • Frontline first responders
  • Persons aged 65 and older
  • Persons aged 16 to 64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • COPD
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart Conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies)
    • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
    • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
    • Immunocompromised
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle Cell disease
    • Smoking
    • Type 2 Diabetes

To register for your vaccine, please visit covidvaccine.nj.gov.

We are currently vaccinating phase 1A and 1B through the state of New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccine plan.

Please keep an eye out on our website for updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Read more information about the State of New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccine plan here.

The state of New Jersey has opened a new portal for all residents to pre-register to receive the vaccine. If you would like to pre-register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available across the State of New Jersey and a full list of locations can be viewed here. 

There are a few forms needed for you to fill out prior, or at your arrival, for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. To decrease wait times please complete the forms required and bring to your vaccine appointment.

Forms needed to be completed before receiving your vaccine:

Phase 1A includes distributing the vaccine to paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and long-term care residents and staff.

Phase 1B, includes sworn law enforcement, fire professionals, and other first responders. These professions, as first responders, are the first priority group within Phase 1B.

For a further explanation of the phases please read the information here from the State of New Jersey.

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Locations to get a COVID-19 vaccine:

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If you need assistance with food, legal, or other information about COVID-19, please visit the Trenton Health Team’s website.

COVID-19 Test

HJAHC offers saliva polymerase chain reaction (PCR) antigen testing.

HJAHC’s COVID-19 tests are done by providing you with a small tube that you will spit saliva into and provide back to our medical assistant.

HJAHC test results are received within 2 to 4 days, depending on the volume of tests across the state of New Jersey.

HJAHC tests are completely free.

You must have been seen by a HJAHC provider within the past year to schedule an appointment or we can schedule a short consultation with our provider within 24 hours. Often your test can be scheduled the same day.

HJAHC tests are drive-up or walk-up at 321 North Warren Street, Trenton or various locations throughout the city through our Mobile Health Unit. We can provide transportation if you need assistance arriving at our locations. Please take a look for other testing locations outside of HJAHC at www.trentonhealthteam.org.

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