By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
BRIDGETON, N.J. — The Cumberland County Department of Health will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in which 800 doses of the Johnson & Johnson model will be administered. The clinic will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 9 at the Cumberland County Fire Training Academy.
A limited number of slots are still open to register to receive the Johnson & Johnson model of the COVID-19 vaccine. Unlike Pfizer and Moderna’s two-shot models, the Johnson & Johnson model only requires one dose to be fully effective. Obviously, the single-shot model is much more convenient, but its supply is far more limited than that of the Pfizer and Moderna two-shot models.
You can register to get your vaccination through this clinic here if you are eligible. At this time, New Jersey residents aged 55 and older along with a smattering of essential workers are the only people eligible to get vaccinated. You can check whether or not you are eligible to receive the vaccine here.
If you aren’t part of a group that’s currently eligible to get vaccinated, do not schedule a vaccine at this clinic.
As of Wednesday morning, New Jersey has administered 4,892,598 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine statewide, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. Of those, 1,896,442 people are fully vaccinated against the pandemic after receiving the single-shot Johnson & Johnson model or the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna’s models. Only 3% of the state’s doses adminstered — or approximately 150,000 doses — have been the single-shot Johnson & Johnson model.
New Jersey will expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults aged 16 and older on April 19.
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