MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- New Jersey is now reporting vaccination numbers. As of Jan 22, the dashboard reported 500,222 total vaccinations. In Morris County, the dashboard showed that 34,182 doses of vaccines had been administered as of Jan 22.
"I understand the anxiety of residents who are waiting to be vaccinated," said Governor Murphy. "Frontline workers go to work every day not knowing if they’re going to be exposed. Older residents and those with chronic conditions have been living in isolation for protection. We need the doses for them."
"Our goal is to ensure that every New Jerseyan who raises their hand to be vaccinated gets vaccinated," he stated. "We're providing as much as possible of the limited vaccine supply in our control to the sites with the largest capacity."
The phases of vaccination are as follows:
Phase 1A – Health care workers with direct or indirect exposure to infectious materials and staff of long-term congregate settings
Phase 1B – Frontline essential workers and other high-risk groups
Phase 1C – Other essential workers, adults 65 and older and 16-64 year olds with medical conditions that make them prone to COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Phase 2 – The general population when enough doses of the vaccine are available
New Jersey’s Phase 1A vaccinations began Dec 15. Phase 1B began on Jan 7.
It is difficult to predict when each phase will begin and end due to not knowing how many doses of the vaccine will be available at any particular time.
The Office of the Governor stated, “The mega sites are a collaborative partnership with the NJDOH, New Jersey All-Hazards Incident Management Team, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, healthcare providers, local/county health officials, local/county health departments and local/county emergency management.”
According to the government’s COVID-19 site, “New Jersey's COVID-19 vaccination program aims to:
- Provide equitable access to all who live, work and/or are educated in New Jersey
- Achieve community protection, assuming vaccine effectiveness, availability and uptake
- Build sustainable trust in COVID-19 and other vaccines"
The state COVID-19 fact sheet lists the organizations that helped create the vaccination phases.
“New Jersey’s phased approach is informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Professional Advisory Committee, the Coronavirus Task Force, and extensive stakeholder engagement.”
See the fact sheet for more details about the phases.
Click HERE to go to the New Jersey Test Site Finder.
Preregister for a vaccine HERE.
READ MORE: Scheduling Your COVID-19 Vaccination
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