Ocean County Announces Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Ocean County is getting ready to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.
Over the weekend at my Walgreen's I noticed a huge sign at the entrance that read "WE DO NOT HAVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE." This notice was bigger than the sign reminding customers to wear masks.
So clearly people are asking about the vaccine, and that's a good thing.
Ocean County officials gave us an idea of what the vaccine rollout will look like and a rough timetable too.
Ocean County’s Public Health Coordinator Dan Regenye told News 12 NJ that when the COVID-19 vaccine availability becomes widespread, the way it gets administered will be much like the way they have testing sites setup, Ocean County College for example.
As this vaccine becomes more readily available, supply increases. You will see this shift from more regional locations to smaller sites throughout the county – within a school, government setting, county facility, faith-based setting -- there are many sites we’ve identified to meet any need moving forward.
Sounds like a solid plan, right? So when is the rollout happening? We've heard that frontline workers, the elderly, and those with compromised health situations will get the vaccine first, and I agree with that.
The Ocean County Public Health Coordinator expects that there will be enough of the vaccine for "mass distribution" available by the first quarter of 2021. Fingers crossed!