Monmouth County has launched its own coronavirus vaccination scheduling system for qualifying health care workers, police and fire professionals.
Appointments are available for individuals in Phase 1A of New Jersey’s vaccine program, as well as sworn law enforcement and fire personnel, including paid and unpaid firefighters. Click here to access the county's online scheduling system.
“We are going to be administering vaccines four days per week in Freehold Borough and three days per week in other locations in the county in an effort to offer as many per day as possible,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone in announcing the system on January 8.
Location information is available when making an appointment request, which will be reviewed by the Monmouth County Health Department. Confirmation emails will be sent when a booking is successfully made.
“We ask that everyone who is eligible for a vaccine, and does not already have a confirmed appointment, go to the website to schedule their vaccination,” Arnone said. “Appointment times will be added as the county receives additional vaccines, so if there are none available when you log on, please check back frequently.”
Officials said that Monmouth has been receiving 500 vaccines per week — for the last three weeks — with no guarantee of future deliveries at this time.
“Unfortunately, we do not have control over how many vaccines we receive or when we receive them, but we will work tirelessly to distribute all vaccines as soon as they are received by the state and continue to advocate for more vaccines to be given to Monmouth County residents,” Arnone said.
The Phase 1A category includes the following health care personnel in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials:
- Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and other licensed healthcare professionals.
- Staff at health care facilities, including receptionists, janitors, mortuary services, laboratory technicians.
- Unpaid workers (interns, trainees, volunteers, essential caregivers, community health workers, EMS paramedics, funeral staff and autopsy workers.
- Other paid or unpaid people who work in a health care setting, who may have direct or indirect contact with infectious persons or materials, and who cannot work from home.
Health care settings in Phase 1A include acute, pediatric and behavioral health hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers, health facilities, rehabilitation facilities (including home-based services) clinic- and home-based rehabilitation settings, and long-term care facilities and other settings.
Monmouth County does not know when state health officials will allow other essential workers and other high-risk individuals that are included in the program’s next phase will begin receiving their vaccines.
Click here for Monmouth County’s latest coronavirus information.
Residents with general questions or concerns about COVID-19 can contact the county Health Department phone bank at 732-845-2070 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.