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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Eligibility

"Getting a vaccine will keep you from getting COVID-19"

The Township is passing on the following information received today from the County of Morris:

To date, the County COVID-19 Vaccination Megasite has immunized 60,000 persons. At present, 2,500 persons per day are immunized at the site. Over 50% of persons who have been immunized are over the age of 65. The aim is to increase the number of vaccinations to 3,000 persons daily this month and to increase the daily output to 4,000 next month. The increases will be dependent on deliveries of immunizations from the federal and state governments. In addition, Atlantic Health is examining contacting persons who have registered via text to advise that the registrant remains on the list and to inquire if they wish to remain registered. Many persons who registered may have since gotten their immunizations at other locations. If so, this will increase the number of available appointment slots.

The County may be receiving a limited allotment of the J&J vaccine. Our initial plans are to provide immunizations to persons in low-income congregate-care facilities including homebound elderly and developmentally disabled persons. In addition, the plans would include homeless persons and first responders who have not been immunized.

In addition, this is a summary of the press release issued yesterday by Governor Murphy’s Office which announced an expansion to the State's COVID-19 vaccination program as follows:

Beginning Monday 3/15 - the following categories are eligible for vaccination

  • Educators, including support staff, in pre-K through 12th-grade settings
  • Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings
  • Public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare, and airport employees; NJ TRANSIT workers; and Motor Vehicle Commission staff
  • Public safety workers who are not sworn law enforcement or fire professionals, including probation officers and fire safety inspectors
  • Migrant farmworkers
  • Members of tribal communities
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in shelters, including domestic violence shelters

Beginning Monday 3/29 - the following categories are eligible for vaccination

  • Food production, agriculture, and food distribution
  • Eldercare and support
  • Warehousing and logistics
  • Social services support staff
  • Elections personnel
  • Hospitality
  • Medical supply chain;
  • Postal and shipping services
  • Clergy
  • Judicial system

Please keep in mind that the vaccine supply is still limited and that additional plans/guidance concerning all of the above are subject to change.

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