WARREN, NJ - Residents are advised that vaccinations for COVID-19 are currently being distributed under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Department of Health. Vaccines are available through both public and private facilities. Residents who are interested in getting the vaccine should visit https://covidvaccine.nj.gov to pre-register and complete the registration questionnaire. Registrants will receive a confirmation email. A list of vaccine locations in the state can be found at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients
Deputy Mayor Sordillo stated, “As information regarding vaccinations is made available to us, it will be distributed via e-blast and posted on the COVID-19 page of the Township website.”
Somerset County is coordinating vaccine distribution county-wide, is operating testing sites at Raritan Valley College, and may be offering vaccinations at other sites in the future. For information regarding Somerset County’s vaccination program, visit http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-health-safety/health-department/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.
Somerset County is also establishing a call center which will provide assistance in registering for a vaccine; this will be especially helpful for senior citizens and residents who do not have access to the internet. The call center number is (908) 231-7155.
Currently, New Jersey is only receiving 100,000 doses per week of which 35,000 are allocated for public sites. Somerset County requested 1,000 doses per week for their vaccination program, but is only receiving 700 doses per week.
Mayor Lazo, on behalf of the Township Committee, stated, “The Township Committee is working with the Warren Department of Health, the Warren Office of Emergency Management, and Somerset County officials to obtain current information regarding vaccine availability."