By: Katie Francis, Writer / Follow South Jersey Public Health Intern
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) and AtlantiCare have teamed up to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics at multiple Atlantic City casinos.
Many pop-up vaccination clinics are already available, including centers at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, Caesars, Ocean Casino Resort, and Tropicana Atlantic City.
On June 5, residents can also get inoculated at Harrah’s Resorts Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City. Residents and guests aged 12 and older can roll up their sleeves at any of these shore town locations with no appointment necessary.
President of the Casino Association of New Jersey Terry Glebocki says that the city is ready to “turn the page on this difficult chapter.”
“This has been a challenging year for all of us, but we are ready to move forward and rebuild and recover from this unprecedented pandemic,” Glebocki said.
The partnership between the Casino Association of New Jersey and regional healthcare provider AtlantiCare is part of a wider effort to vaccinate as many casino employees as possible by Memorial Day. This effort, announced in March, included collaborations with UNITE HERE Local 54 and the Atlantic City Labor Union.
President of CANJ Terry Glebocki said that the focus of the initiative is on the health and safety of members of the city’s casino industry, including employees, guests, and residents.
Glebocki also added that this partnership will assist in Gov. Murphy’s goal of vaccinating 4.7 million New Jersey residents by the end of June. As of today, a little more than 4.15 million residents have been fully inoculated against the virus.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.