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COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccinations2022-06-27T14:57:03-04:00

CentraState Medical Center is offering the COVID-19 vaccine for eligible individuals ages 12 and up. Pediatric vaccines for ages 5 – 11 are available only when specified next to a walk-in date below. Booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine are also available for individuals who meet the guidelines as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (below). Please see below for walk-in vaccination times and dates.

Walk-in Events

Pfizer

  • Friday, July 8 | 8 am to noon | Ages 12+ | First, second and booster doses
  • Monday, July 11 | 9 am to 3 pm | Ages 12+ | First, second and booster doses
  • Friday, July 15 | 8 am to noon | Ages 12+ | First, second and booster doses
  • Monday, July 18 | 9 am to 3 pm | Ages 12+ | First, second and booster doses
  • Friday, July 22 | 8 am to noon | Ages 12+ | First, second and booster doses
  • Monday, July 25 | 9 am to 3 pm | Ages 12+ | First, second and booster doses

Pediatrics

There are no pediatric walk-in events at this time. 

Location

Vaccine Center (Entrance 6)
CentraState Medical Center
Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus
901 West Main Street Freehold, NJ 07728

Event Details

No registration required, but please bring your insurance card and fill out forms prior to arrival. If you are receiving a second dose or a third/booster dose, bring your CDC vaccine card.

CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Please see the CDC guidelines for COVID-19 booster shots below:

  • Pfizer BioNTech: Individuals ages 5+ are eligible for a booster shot at 5 months or more after their initial series. A second booster dose may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster.
  • Moderna: Individuals ages 18+ are eligible for a booster shot at 5 months or more after their initial series. A second booster dose may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster.
  • Johnson & Johnson: Individuals ages 18+ are eligible for a booster shot at 2 months or more after their initial vaccine.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. The CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. For more information on booster guidelines, visit the CDC website here.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Immunocompromised Individuals

CentraState Healthcare System is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised individuals who meet the eligibility requirements as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please speak to your physician for additional guidance on your eligibility.

Forms

Arriving prepared will ease the check-in process when you arrive. Please print and fill out the consent form and the pre-vaccination checklist questionnaire and bring with you.

Vaccination FAQs

Yes, the vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people have received a COVID-19 vaccine since December 2020, under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has a strong regulatory review process led by physicians and scientists to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.

The scientific and medical experts at the FDA evaluated scientific data and information from vaccine manufacturers as well as from FDA analyses and is conducting ongoing safety monitoring for all COVID-19 vaccines, including side effects that recipients experience. The FDA uses rigorous, scientific standards to monitor the safety, effectiveness and quality of all approved products and people can be confident in the protection and value of COVID-19 vaccines.

All COVID-19 vaccines show they reduce the risk of infection and potentially severe complications by 90 percent and higher. COVID-19 vaccination reduces the spread of the disease and data indicates vaccination can make symptoms less severe in people who receive the vaccine but still get COVID-19.

While some people experience side effects after receiving the vaccine, know that these are normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus and should go away within a few days. Reported side effects of the vaccine include short-term pain at the injection site, fever, fatigue, headaches, body aches and nausea. Some people experience no side effects.

People should feel confident in knowing that the FDA uses rigorous, scientific standards to monitor the safety, effectiveness and quality of all of the COVID-19 vaccines. Although millions of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed, many stories continue to circulate about the vaccines. It is important to seek responsible information from reputable sources to answer any concerns people may have. The CDC addresses some of the myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines and provides updates on the latest information.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was fully approved by the FDA on August 23, 2021, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection in people 16 years and older. It is available under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for people ages 12-15 years old and pediatric doses are available under an EUA for those ages 5-11 under the same FDA rigorous standards for safety, effectiveness and quality. The Moderna vaccine was fully approved by the FDA on January 31, 2022, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection in people 18 and older.

No one will have to pay for the vaccine. Based on the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program, all providers must vaccinate individuals regardless of whether they have health insurance coverage or what type of coverage they have, and are prohibited from balance billing or otherwise charging vaccine recipients. For more information, visit the NJ Department of Health website.

The vaccine center is located in the Star and Barry Ambulatory Campus, 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728. Once inside, proceed to the Health Awareness Center. Click here for directions.

Please print and fill out the consent form and the pre-vaccination checklist questionnaire and bring with you to the walk-in event. Please be prepared to bring relevant forms of ID, such as a driver’s license or employer-issued identification, and insurance card, if applicable. No one will be turned away without ID or insurance. Note: You will not receive a bill and this will not impact your deductible.

If you are receiving a booster shot, please bring proof of vaccination with you. If you do not have your vaccine card, the Docket app allows you to securely access your COVID-19 vaccination record to provide proof of COVID-19 immunizations as needed. Learn more and download the Docket app here.

Park in the Blue Parking Zone closest to the Fitness Center and enter via Entrance #6, the main entrance to the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus. You can access a printable map for vaccine parking information here.

Specific vaccine requests are not available at this time. Vaccines that are available at each walk-in event will be specified next to the dates above.

After checking in, you will be directed to the vaccination area where you will receive your vaccine and a vaccination card. You will then be directed to a waiting area where you will be monitored by a licensed clinician for 15 minutes. If you have health concerns about receiving the vaccine, please discuss them with your own primary care provider prior to receiving the vaccine.

Yes, you will receive a vaccine card at your first appointment that includes information on the vaccine type, the date each dose was administered, and the location the vaccine was given.

The NJ Department of Health has released the Docket app, allowing you to securely access your COVID-19 vaccination record to provide proof of COVID-19 immunizations as needed. Learn more and download the Docket app here.

If you have lost your vaccination card and prefer a hard copy, you can request one from the New Jersey Immunization Information System.

Yes. If you received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere you can receive your second dose at CentraState’s walk-in clinic. Please check the vaccine type being offered at each walk-in event above. You will need to print and fill out the pre-vaccination checklist and COVID-19 vaccine consent form above and bring your CDC vaccination card as evidence of your first vaccine.

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