County of Monmouth
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get a vaccine in Monmouth County?

Monmouth County operates a vaccine clinic here at the Monmouth County Health Department in Freehold. Pop up clinics are also available throughout the county during the month. More information about vaccine clinics offered by Monmouth County can be found here.

Am I eligible to receive a vaccine?

Everyone 6 months or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey and encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

What is the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine?

The bivalent vaccine is an updated version of the COVID-19 vaccine that includes components of the original virus strain and the Omicron variant. Using those components provides broader protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant that is currently spreading in our State. More info on the bivalent vaccine can be found on the FDA website here.

Am I eligible to receive a booster dose?

The FDA authorized bivalent formulations of the Moderna (age 18 and older) and Pfizer-BioNTech (age 12 and older) COVID-19 vaccines for use as a single booster dose at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination.

How can I make an appointment for a vaccine?

The Monmouth County Health Department Vaccination site is a walk-up facility where no appointment is necessary during scheduled COVID-19 clinic hours. The vaccination site is open for walk-ins on Tuesdays from 4-6PM. Testing is also available.

What are the County Commissioners doing to help Monmouth County residents get vaccines?

All seniors and individuals with a disability who have appointments for vaccines can elect to be driven by the Monmouth County Division of Transportation to the vaccination site by calling them at 732-431-6480, option 1. This service is available during normal operating hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

What are the costs associated with getting the vaccine?

There is no cost to get vaccinated at the sites operated by Monmouth County. Regardless of location, no one should be charged for the vaccine itself. Some independent providers are requesting insurance information to cover cost associated with administering the vaccine, so check with them directly if you have additional questions.

Are the vaccines effective?

Many people have questions about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

Getting a vaccine is a very personal consideration. If you have questions about vaccine safety or effectiveness, it is best to speak with your healthcare provider, review the COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet or call the County Hotline. Remember, before any vaccine is approved for use in the United States, it must meet or exceed FDA thresholds to be considered effective. This is true for the COVID-19 vaccines already approved, and it is true for vaccines that are awaiting FDA review and approval.

What else is Monmouth County doing to help its residents?

Here in Monmouth County, we're doing our part to help you, your families, our businesses and our communities get through these challenging times.

  • The County continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for its citizens;
  • The County has its own vaccination site up and running, also free of charge;
  • We’ve provided more than $48 million in emergency funding to help small businesses get through this tough time; and
  • And we’re providing a wide variety of services through our Monmouth ACTS program to help people navigate problems with unemployment, childcare and more.

Each and every day, we’re fighting to make sure Monmouth County gets the resources needed to assist our residents.

Monmouth County Vaccine Locations 

Name Location Phone Number Website
Bayshore Medical Center
727 North Beers Street Holmdel
CentraState Medical Center         901 West Main Street Freehold
Community Health Center of Asbury Park
1301 Main Street Asbury Park

CVS Pharmacy
Hazlet 800-746-7287
CVS Pharmacy
Highlands 800-746-7287
CVS Pharmacy
Long Branch 800-746-7287
Freehold Family Health Center
579 Park Avenue
732- 294-2540
HMH Jersey Shore U.M.C.
1945 Route 33 Neptune
732- 897-7926
Keyport Community Health Center
35 Broad Street
732- 888-4149
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Ave Long Branch
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue Lakewood
Ocean Health Initiative 3600 Route 66
732- 363-6655
Red Bank Primary Care Center
188 East Bergen Place
Red Bank
732- 219-6620
Rite Aid Store 00695
1360 Route 36 Hazlet
Rite Aid Store 01778
596 Shrewsbury Avenue Tinton Falls
Rite Aid Store 01796 4057 Asbury Avenue, Suite 8 Tinton Falls
Rite Aid Store
75 South Main Street Neptune

Rite Aid

200 Wilson Avenue Port Monmouth
Rite Aid Store 10510 149 Main Street Manasquan
Riverview Medical Center 1 Riverview Plaza Red Bank
732- 741-2700
ShopRite Pharmacy #193
Route 9
ShopRite Pharmacy #299
ShopRite Pharmacy #620
ShopRite Pharmacy #626
3120 Route 35
ShopRite Pharmacy #631
Stop and Shop Pharmacy #0801 Keyport

Wegmans Pharmacy Manalapan Manalapan
Wegmans Pharmacy #09 Ocean

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