RED BANK, NJ: Governor Phil Murphy visited the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County a tour of the Red Bank Y’s COVID-19 vaccination site.

Leading the visit on a late Friday afternoon was Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center CEO Christopher Rinn.

The Red Bank Y was the first satellite vaccination site in New Jersey and the only YMCA in the state to open its doors for the long-awaited vaccine beginning in May of last year.

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Murphy, with Rinn by his side, was taken through each station or zone, learning what transpires at each, and spoke with several residents who were waiting their turn in getting the vaccine.

At the registration desk Rinn said, “These people are at the front lines, registering hundreds of people at this site, and whatever is thrown at them, this team makes it happen.  Over13,000 shots in arms have been provided right in this building." 

The governor touched elbows, thanked, and joked with some participants and took several “selfies” with them.

“This is impressive, they’ve done a really great job. Monmouth County is only second to Bergen in the number of towns setting up vaccination sites. This is not an easy task.  Good job everybody,” said Murphy.

YMCA CEO Laurie Goganzer said, "We are thrilled to be a partner in good health with the VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center, providing COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at our Y. Chris Rinn and the VNA team truly are health care heroes, and we’re proud to be a part of the good work in delivering over 60,000 vaccinations to the community."

To read a previous TAPinto Red Bank article on the launching of the Red Bank Y’s vaccination site, click HERE.

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