MOORESTOWN, NJ -- Members of the New Jersey National Guard have once again stepped up to serve the community in times of great need. This time, members of the state's Guard are working to provide smooth operations at the Burlington County vaccination Mega-Site.
Among the necessary tasks that Guard members are performing are checking in members of the public, performing temperature checks, and ensuring a smooth flow to vaccinations stations.
On Friday, Governor Phil Murphy, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3), State Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway, Director of Burlington County Health Department and Col. Lisa J. Hou D.O., Interim Adjutant General & Commissioner of the NJ DMVA toured the former Moorestown Mall Mega-Site. In an effort to encourage members of the minority community to get vaccinated, Singleton got his fire dose.
The Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site kicked off its operations on January 15, marking a significant advancement toward slowing and ultimately ending the spread of COVID-19 in the region.
One of six “mega-sites” opening across New Jersey, the Burlington County facility is being operated through a partnership between the State of New Jersey, Burlington County and Virtua Health. The facility at the former Lord & Taylor store at the Moorestown Mall will vaccinate front-line health care workers, first responders and others in accordance with New Jersey’s phased vaccine eligibility plan.
Recently, 550 members of the New Jersey National Guard were deployed to Washington D.C. in the wake of a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol and to provide security detail for the Presidential Inauguration.