The Salem County Department of Health has successfully administered all 100 doses contained in our first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine. However, our request for additional COVID-19 vaccine was denied last week by New Jersey Department of Health. Salem County cannot meet the state’s goal of vaccinating 70% of the population if the State of New Jersey does not give us the tools to do so. Our department has put in a request for additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to begin vaccinating eligible residents next week. We are expected to find out the exact ship date, and quantity by tomorrow, Friday, January 15th, 2021.
As soon as the New Jersey Department of Health notifies our department of the exact amount of vaccine we are scheduled to receive, we will provide the phone number and hours of operation for a call center where residents can call to schedule an appointment for an upcoming vaccination clinic. This information will be posted on our website and social media pages early next week. Several vaccination clinics will be scheduled in various areas around Salem County. We understand how difficult this situation is and are working diligently to ensure that Salem County receives additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. We thank all our residents for their continued patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.
We will continue to help individuals find vaccination clinics within the area until Salem County receives additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services encourages individuals to seek the COVID-19 vaccine at mega sites, grocery stores, and pharmacies, even if those locations are outside of Salem County. To pre-register for the COIVD-19 vaccine please visit www.covidvaccine.nj.gov. The state is currently developing a phone number for individuals who do not have access to a computer. Once the phone number is made available, The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services will update our website, post on social media, and send a Teleminder message to senior citizens through the Salem County Office on Aging and Disability. Also, Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers are offering COVID-19 vaccine, please visit https://www.sjfmc.org/covid-19-vaccine-request-form/ or call 1-609-481-3069 to make an appointment.
Please visit our website https://health.salemcountynj.gov and Facebook page for the latest information about COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics.