HAMILTON, NJ -- Twenty-one days after the first COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines were given to front-line staff, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, administered the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday. The vaccines were given to the initial group of high-risk employees who received their first dose on December 20, 2020.

The hospital sid that it has taken diligent measures to ensure staff receive plenty of notification to schedule and receive their second dose.

“I’m feeling great and I’m so thankful to everyone who contributed to making this vaccine happen," said Victoria Bradeis, a respiratory therapist and the first RWJUH Hamilton employee to receive the vaccine after reeiveing her second dose was administered,

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s employee vaccine clinic has been running daily since the first doses were administered. In the past week, the hospital began vaccinating their non-frontline team workers. Employees continue to wear masks, practice proper hand hygiene and practice social distancing, even after receiving their vaccinations, as advised by the CDC.

RWJBarnabas Health hospitals are only vaccinating system employees.

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer Seth D. Rosenbaum, MD, MMM urged members of the public to pre-register for a vaccine on the State’s website. https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/.

"Limited medical offices may also be administering vaccine in the future," added Rosenbaum. "Individuals should consult with their medical providers if they have concerns about vaccination."

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