A new call center, meant to help New Jersey residents without a computer register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, launched Monday and was immediately flooded with calls.

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Reportedly, more than 2 million people have already pre-registered online to get the vaccine, but Governor Phil Murphy says demand far exceeds the state's current supply, according to 6abc.com.

In my experience, so are appointments. I've been waiting to receive an appointment confirmation since January 6th, the day New Jersey opened up the online registration. I'm trying to be as patient as possible, and wait my turn, even though I'm classified as 1B (immunocompromised).

But some NJ senior citizens may have trouble registering online. Others may not have access to a computer or the internet. Which lead to the creation of the COVID call center at 1-855-568-0545. And, yes, even though the hotline has been inundated with calls after just a few hours, you can reportedly speak with an actual person weekdays from 8a-8p.

NEW: Our new toll-free vaccination hotline went live today to assist residents with general questions about vaccines,...

Posted by Governor Phil Murphy on Monday, January 25, 2021

Governor Murphy stated approximately 17,000 calls came in on Day 1. He asked residents to exercise patience, 6abc.com reports.

Easier said than done.

SOURCES: Governor Phil Murphy/Facebook6abc.com


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