2021 Vaccine Info (updated 2/23)

Although there was a slowdown in vaccinations in the second week of February due to less supply available because of weather-related delivery delays, there have been more than 1.6 million people vaccinated.

Gov. Murphy announced Feb. 22 that houses of worship are allowed to operate at 50% capacity still using social distancing measures, but with most people in the state still not vaccinated, we encourage churches to be cautious in preparing their reopening plans.

New Jersey officials are committed to distributing the vaccine in an equitable manner and also partner with churches in educating people about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine.

Pop-up sites are being placed in the cities hit hardest by the pandemic, and officials are working on narrowing the digital divide. See below for more information as you navigate the education process and help facilitate the administration of the vaccine for your congregation.

The state’s call center is open from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at 855-568-0545. Those who are able can pre-register for the vaccine, click here where additional information like the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System can also be found.

  • To learn more about vaccinations in Pennsylvania, click here.
  • To learn more about vaccinations for New York State, including sites, click here.

6 Tips from the CDC to Build Confidence in the Vaccine

Article from Medical News Today

For an informative article from Medical News Today that outlines and chronicles the development of the vaccine, read here.

Video from NBC News

Learn how one Monmouth County, NJ, doctor is addressing the history of vaccines in helping build trust in its efficacy and safety. Watch here.

COVID-19 and Vaccine Data & Metrics By County

To see what where your county is, click here.

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If you have received a vaccination, please reach out to Heather Mistretta to let her know how you’re doing.