NEW JERSEY — All six of New Jersey’s vaccine mega-sites will be closed Monday amid a heavy snowstorm that officials expect will dump as much as 2 feet of snow in some parts of the state.
Gov. Phil Murphy said the state will “call an audible” regarding the sites' Tuesday schedule - although snow is likely to continue through tomorrow.
The Bergen, Burlington and Gloucester county vaccine sites were already set to be closed Monday due to capacity and other issues. Appointments for the Morris site will now be administered Wednesday. Anyone set to get their shot at the Atlantic or Middlesex sites will now have them done Thursday.
“Even with today's closures, we can still report that we currently have recorded a total of just under 800,000 vaccinations. They split between 664,548 first doses and 126,833 second shots,” Murphy said during a press conference regarding the winter storm.
New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Pat Callahan said the closure of the sites had “less to do” with snow removal, and more so to avoid residents on the roads during the hazardous conditions.
The state’s vaccination call center can still be reached at 855-568-0545.
In response to a reporter, the governor said the state will work to avoid any domino effect caused by the delays necessary for patients due to site closures. What’s more, he said the mega sites all sites are "working toward second shot reliability.”
The following case figures were provided Monday:
- 3,114 new positive PCR tests
- 626,645 total positive PCR tests
- 542 new positive antigen tests
- 73,701 total positive antigen tests
- 34 new confirmed deaths
- 19,384 total confirmed deaths
- 2,129 probable deaths
As of Sunday night:
- 2,865 patients in hospitals
- 531 patients in ICUs
- 355 ventilators in use
- 286 patients discharged
- 281 COVID-positive patients admitted
Below are state resources:
- Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (24/7)
- Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253
- Medical Information from healthcare professionals on symptoms, when to seek medical attention, and proper steps to take if exposed to COVID-19.
- Call (Vaccine Appointment Support): 1-855-568-0545 (8a-8p)
- Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
- Download COVID Alert NJ app here