NJ readies for widespread inoculations when coronavirus vaccine arrives

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By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

Health officials want 70% to get vaccine in six months, spending $6 million to get ready

New Jersey has big plans for a potential coronavirus vaccine. State health officials said they hope to get 70% of residents inoculated within six months, have identified most of the funding needed and are crafting a strategy to prioritize distribution to those most at risk.

“Our goal, if I may, is pretty high,” Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli told lawmakers last month during a hearing on the new state budget, which took effect Oct. 1.

But many challenges remain. Persichilli and others warned there could be vaccine shortages, especially at first, and note additional dollars may be needed to pay clinicians to administer the injection. They said they are also working out details on storage, as the inoculations may require refrigeration, and ways to effectively track who gets immunized.


Posted: October 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments »

18 Comments on “NJ readies for widespread inoculations when coronavirus vaccine arrives”

  1. Eve said at 8:26 am on October 5th, 2020:

    Apparently few people want to participate in contact tracing. What makes the government think those people will want to get a vaccine .. and one that’s been rushed to market?

  2. @ Eve said at 4:12 pm on October 5th, 2020:

    What you don’t know is that the safety studies have been completed with no problems. Right now, they are working on efficacy studies with 30,000 patients.

    I’m pretty sure that will give it a good read.

    If not, I guess you’ll have to just stay in your house

  3. Oh, And Eve? said at 4:13 pm on October 5th, 2020:

    Contact tracing involves the gubmint getting ahold of a lot of your personal info.

    Kinda different than vaccinations

  4. BroadwayBill said at 4:48 pm on October 6th, 2020:

    Are you kidding me? Sure, this is all well and good, but what about all of those nut jobs that don’t believe in vaccines? Like a year ago, we were all worried about the measles even though we’ve had that vaccine for decades because some members of our society refuse to get it! It will be the same here with this one!

  5. Damned if they do, said at 9:40 am on October 7th, 2020:

    damned if they don’t: people bitched for a cure/ vaccine, the President pushed for early permitting and testing, and went miles beyond anything ever done, to get it and be ready to distribute it: now, the naysayers claim it’s not safe, and they won’t take it- this entire politicized mess would never have gotten to this level of insanity, if it weren’t the Pres election year, and they are doing everything to vote him out. Not only dangerous, but utterly disgusting.

  6. The "naysayers" said at 7:00 pm on October 7th, 2020:

    are generally the same people who support this incumbent. Ask an anti-vaxxer how they vote, overwhelming majority are quite conservative.

  7. In this case, said at 10:54 am on October 8th, 2020:

    it is by far the Dems, aided by the media, creating fear and negativity: if a Dem President busted his butt like this, to advance the science, manufacture, and trials, to try and kick this China plague, it’d be the greatest breakthrough, ever. Sick of the hypocrisy, and their stopping to any low level to remove this duly- elected President. Dangerous. Disgusting.

  8. You're just said at 1:12 pm on October 8th, 2020:

    running on emotion and stating opinions devoid of any facts whatsoever. Whatever keeps ya happy though.

  9. Fact is, said at 9:06 pm on October 8th, 2020:

    you could/ can listen 24/7 any day or night, since this terrible invasion, and hear the bitching/ whining from all the unprepared entities about “do this, we need this, get us this now, fix this, give us more money, ppe, hospitals, ships, ventilators, tests, therapeutics, yes, vaccines.” The task force, led by the Pres and VP, never hasn’t made it happen, in record time. People sure have short memories. Damn straight am sick of all the criticism , blame- throwing and negativity of the left. They suck, and hope they lose, at all levels.

  10. He's effectively said at 7:50 am on October 9th, 2020:

    down 30 at the start of the 4th quarter. He needs his own “Miracle at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave”.

  11. Did it once, said at 9:37 am on October 9th, 2020:

    if there was any decency/ honesty/ fairness at all, he could do it again. Doubtful, but still possible, at this point. Anyone who thinks “Not Yet Ready for Prime Time Pres. Kamala” is a good idea,( and she will be, quickly,) is smoking way too much of the soon- to-be-legal pot!

  12. I'm said at 9:59 am on October 9th, 2020:

    inclined to believe that if he wins it was fair. If he loses he was cheated and should refuse to leave and declare Martial Law.

  13. After all he’s been through, said at 1:31 pm on October 9th, 2020:

    if/ when this ever gets counted/ litigated, and if they really steal it and he loses, would not blame him if he packs up fast, gives them the finger, and tries to get back to a deserved, nice retirement in Florida- but sadly, they are vicious and lethal, and will never leave him, his family, and his businesses alone. All he tried to do is bring us back to being number one in military strength, safety, and better economic success. No wonder you don’t get many quality people of guts and principle to run, any more. ( check places like Portland, Chicago, SanFran, on and on..)

  14. @After said at 2:45 pm on October 9th, 2020:

    Is there any possible way he can lose fairly?

  15. Yes. Of course. said at 5:05 pm on October 9th, 2020:

    If it was run as in a normal year: mostly voting in -person, at the machines, one live citizen, one vote- not months of “ early” voting, thousands of unsolicited mail-ins, going in piles, sometimes to moved and dead people, not gathered by illegal ballot- harvesters, sometimes dumped, un- postmarked on time, and unsecured, under a table somewhere,til we “ need” a few thousand more, then count for weeks, and don’t certify results, go fight in court, etc. In other words, legally and fairly.. Don’t be snarky/ fresh: you know exactly what I am saying..

  16. No said at 6:08 pm on October 9th, 2020:

    I mean the way it is being presently run, do you believe he can lose fairly? No snark, on the level question.

  17. Will need said at 6:42 pm on October 9th, 2020:

    a very large plurality of in- person votes in the most critical battleground states. Poll watchers, challengers, phone calls,the whole menu, and yes, good lawyers.. absent really doing a large GOTV, and paying attention all the way through, to any likely shenanigans, it’s likely going to be tough- so much not in his favor.. the dozens of motorcades, car/ truck/boat parades, raucous rally attendees, don’t equate to victory, unless they all seriously show up, bring family and friends, and oh yeah, with believers, say a few good Hail Marys, and prayers to the man upstairs..

  18. Steve F said at 9:40 pm on October 9th, 2020:

    Where are the Tommy DeSeno articles???