State launches COVID-19 vaccine finder to help residents get appointments

Gov. Murphy: ‘We hope this new tool will take some of the stress … out of your search’ for an appointment
Credit: (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
People wait in line outside a COVID-19 vaccination site in Camden.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced that a new component of the state’s COVID-19 web portal will help residents find available appointments to get vaccinated. The governor said covid19.nj.gov/finder will aggregate information across multiple scheduling platforms several times an hour for appointments.

Murphy noted that the finder is still in beta mode, meaning officials will continue to test and make improvements to the website.

“We hope this new tool will take some of the stress … out of your search in [finding an appointment,]” Murphy said.

The finder is a collaboration between the state offices of Innovation and Information Technology and the health department.

Murphy said the finder will be able to handle a possible surge in web traffic as more people become eligible for a vaccine appointment on April 5.

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