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|Update: New Jersey Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution|
New Jersey procured 400,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses in the month of December and began administering doses on December 15th. Approximately 120,000 of those doses have been reserved for long-term care facilities and 280,000 doses for hospitals and community healthcare sites.
At this time two vaccines have been approved for use by the FDA. Both vaccines require two doses. The vaccine will be administered in phases based on risk and timing will depend on the supply of vaccines to the state. The phases are as follows:
– Phase 1A includes people serving in paid and unpaid healthcare roles and long-term care residents and staff.
– Phase 1B includes people 75 and older as well as frontline essential workers who are at a substantially higher risk of exposure to COVID-19.
– Phase 1C includes adults 65 and older and adults with underlying medical conditions.
Once these phases are complete, the vaccine will become available to the general public. Additional information on who is included in each category can be found here: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/Priority_Groups_English.pdf
The state has partnered with Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS to deliver the vaccination to home care and hospice staff and residents of long-term care facilities.
Six state mega sites will begin to open in early January to assist with the administration of the vaccine. These sites will only vaccinate those who are eligible based on the current phase. Those sites are:
Atlantic County: Atlantic City Convention Center
Bergen County: Racetrack at Meadowlands, East Rutherford
Burlington County: Moorestown Mall
Gloucester County: Rowan College of South Jersey, Sewell
Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison
Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick | 251 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090