SAYREVILLE - Sayreville officials are coordinating with Middlesex County Health Department and state officials about the evolving vaccine distribution.

Governor Phil Murphy expanded the eligibility for the vaccine, with the state opening a mega-site vaccination site in Raritan Center in Edison. Vaccinations are also being offered by Middlesex County Health Department in Sayreville. The county has a plan to open five regional vaccination centers in the coming weeks.

Who is able to get the vaccine?

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Currently Phase 1A – Healthcare workers, first responders (police & fire)

Individuals at High Risk - Individuals aged 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus. These conditions include Cancer, Chronic kidney disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Down Syndrome, Heart conditions, Obesity, Severe Obesity, Sickle cell disease, Smoking, Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

How do register?

There are several efforts underway to vaccinate people. Each process has its own registration and appointment availability. Register on the State website to receive notification when one of the mega-sites becomes open and available.

After you register on the State website, you should check the individual sites to see if there are any available appointments. The State website does not automatically forward your information to the County or local providers.

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Registration - https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/

Middlesex County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration - http://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/.../COVID-19-Vaccine...

Hackensack Meridian Health -

https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/.../hmh.../...

These Middlesex County sites are listed as vaccine locations, but currently do not have supplies or have no available appointments. These locations should be monitored to see availability.

Jewish Renaissance Medical Center 275 Hobart St, Perth Amboy (732) 376-9333

JRF Community Health Center 1931 Oak Tree Road, Edison 732) 482-9600

Rutgers Eric B. Chandler Health Center 277 George St., New Brunswick (732) 235-6700

http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/eric-b-chandler.../english/overview

ShopRite Pharmacy 380 Summerhill Rd., Spotswood, NJ (856) 627-8137 vaccines.shoprite.com

What is the timeline for vaccination?

Phase 1A (January)

Health care workers, who are paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials

Long-term care residents and staff.

Non-hospital-based healthcare personnel and residents of other long-term care settings

Phase 1B (January - February)

Frontline essential workers and individuals over 75;

Phase 1C (March - April)

Essential workers, adults 65-74, and persons aged 16-64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.

Phase 2 (May – June)

General Population

Are volunteers needed?

Yes. Middlesex County healthcare professionals are working tirelessly to administer COVID-19 tests and vaccinations. They are looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to help them. Click here to volunteer - https://discovermiddlesex.com/volunteer/

For the latest information on the vaccine visit - https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine

In the coming weeks, New Jersey will launch its statewide vaccine scheduling system, the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS), to help all potential Phase 1A vaccine recipients identify nearby vaccine distribution sites and schedule an appointment.

Sayreville Police we will provide updates on the latest information by email, Nixle, Twitter, and recorded messages.