Update: More than 450K people have signed up for vaccination despite website issues
More than 220,000 people signed up on the state’s new coronavirus registration portal by late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Department of Health.
The high volume of people who tried to register on the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS), caused slowdowns, and some users experienced technical issues.
Due to the high volume, the state asked that only health care workers use the pre-registration tool, although the portal remains open to anyone who wants to get on the waiting list for the vaccines.
“If you are a health care worker in category 1a who has yet to be vaccinated, the Department of Health encourages you to go online and pre-register,” Department of Health spokeswoman Donna Leusner said Tuesday. “Because the vaccine is limited, the Department encourages only health care workers to pre-register at this time.”