Gov. Murphy Tours RCSJ-Gloucester COVID-19 Vaccine Megasite

By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

SEWELL, N.J. — On Monday morning, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy took a tour of the COVID-19 vaccine megasite located at Rowan College of South Jersey’s Gloucester County campus.

Gov. Murphy walked through the facility greeting staffers and community members as some received their vaccinations. He was on RCSJ-Gloucester’s campus as part of the openings of all six of New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccine megasites.

Rowan College of South Jersey’s Gloucester County campus was chosen as one of three COVID-19 vaccine megasites located in South Jersey. The others in the region are at the Atlantic City Convention Center and the Moorestown Mall in Atlantic City and Moorestown, respectively.

At this time, New Jersey is vaccinating community members listed in its phase 1A and 1B categories, which consists of frontline medical care workers other essential workers including police officers and firefighters, and staffers and residents at long-term care facilities. On Sunday, Gov. Murphy announced that 200,000 people have now been vaccinated in the state.

In addition to the phase 1A and 1B categories, community members can be classified as phase 1C or 2. Phase 2 is a designation used for members of the general public with no preexisting health conditions, and phase 1C applies to people of all ages with preexisting health conditions.

Members of the general public aren’t able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine quite yet, but they can preregister for the state’s COVID-19 vaccination list now to ensure their ability to get one later this year. Initially, the state’s goal was to vaccinate 70% of its adult population within six months of the beginning of the vaccine rollout, which took place in December.

You can sign up for the state’s COVID-19 vaccination list here.