When state officials launched the statewide COVID-19 vaccine scheduling system Jan. 5, it sounded promising. Register with some basic information and when you become eligible you’ll be notified and sent a link to the state’s dashboard where you can make an appointment.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 30th, 2021 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, New Jersey | 5 Comments »
Federal dollars flow from legislation he supported
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) applauded this week’s announcement that the federal government is sending $216,000,000 to New Jersey to reimburse the state for vaccination efforts against COVID-19.
“I greatly welcome this important federal reimbursement to assist New Jersey’s six mega sites in the distribution of vaccines,” said Congressman Smith.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 26th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19 | Tags: CARES Act, Congressman Chris Smith, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, FEMA, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
By Tom Arnone, Commissioner Director, Monmouth County
I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year.
Amid the increasingly cold temperatures and chance of snowfall, I want to ensure everyone that our Department of Public Works and Engineering employees are prepared for any potential storms that may be heading our way. We have the best crews around who all have the same goal in mind – to keep our residents safe during any inclement weather. Our number one priority always has been and always will be safetyRead the rest of this entry » Posted: January 25th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Arnone Report, COVID-19 vaccine | 3 Comments »
This…is what our vaccine dose delivery system will have to ramp up to in order to get us to 70% by the end of June.
By Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr
Goals are endpoints. Missions are plans/strategies to achieve goals. Our “goal”, and it’s one we should shoot for, is to get 70% of the adult NJ population vaccinated by the end of June. We need to understand the mission we’ll need to accomplish to achieve our goal.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 25th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Declan O'Scanlon, Opinion | 7 Comments »
(Reuters) – Moderna said on Monday it believes its COVID-19 vaccine protects against new variants found in Britain and South Africa, although it will test a new booster shot aimed at the South Africa variant after concluding that the antibody response could be diminished.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 25th, 2021 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: COVID-19 | Tags: COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine | Comments Off on Moderna says it believes vaccine will work against new variants
Over 700 healthcare workers in Monmouth County received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the holiday break as public health officials scrambled to ramp up their infrastructure to widely administer the shots as they become available.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Christopher Rinn, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Steven Landers, Dr. Terry Shlimbaum, Monmouth County Board of Health, New Jersey, Tom Arnone, Vaccines, VNA, VNA Community Heath Center | Comments Off on Vaccine updates for Monmouth County
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is being administered to healthcare and long term care personnel by the Monmouth County Board of Health in Freehold and the VNA Community Health Centers in Asbury Park, Freehold, Keyport and Red Bank.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 31st, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News | Tags: Christopher Rinn, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna vaccine, Monmouth County Board of Health, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone, VNA Community Heath Center, VNACJ-CHC | 5 Comments »
It’s approved and the first doses are being sent. Here’s how that will happen
After months of planning and development, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines is slated to arrive in New Jersey any day, providing a new level of protection for health care workers and nursing home residents most at risk for the disease.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 14th, 2020 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, New Jersey | Comments Off on The COVID-19 vaccine: How will it get here?