MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey is now reporting vaccination numbers. As of  January 19, the dashboard is reporting 687,914 first doses of the covid vaccine have been administered as well as 87,938 doses of the second dose.

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 setting

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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 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Phase 2 – The general population when enough doses of the vaccine are available.

New Jersey’s Phase 1A vaccinations began December 15. Phase 1B began on January 7, 2021.

It’s 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 NJDOHNew Jersey All-Hazards Incident Management Team (NJ-AHIMT), 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 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 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 (CDC), Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Professional Advisory Committee (PAC), the Coronavirus Task Force (CTF), 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.