Salem County Vaccinations Clinics Coming; Vaccine Shipments Expected In January

Information about Salem County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics is coming! The Salem County Department of Health is anticipating receiving the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine in the beginning of January. Visit this page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information on vaccine approval and safety, phases of vaccine distribution, vaccine clinic information,

Vaccine Safety

Vaccine safety is the top priority for public health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines Emergency Use Authorization. This means that both vaccines were reviewed by the FDA and that the vaccines met their criteria for safety and effectiveness.

 

For more information on this process please visit: https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained

 

Both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines are for adults 18 years of age and older. Pregnant women, and those that are currently breastfeeding are advised to contact their physician prior to receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions or concerns if this vaccine is right for you, contact your primary care physician.

Phases of Vaccine Distribution

The COVID-19 vaccine is set to be distributed in Phases determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New Jersey’s phases are as follows:

  • Phase 1A: Healthcare Workers & Long-Term Care residents
  • Phase 1B: Other essential workers (i.e. first responders)
  • Phase 1C: Adults 65+ years of age & adults with high-risk medical conditions
  • Phase 2: General Population’

New Jersey has sent initial shipments of Pfizer vaccine to hospitals in order to begin vaccinating Phase 1A.

For more information on New Jersey’s phased distribution plan please visit: https://nj.gov/health/legal/covid19/NJ%20Interim%20COVID-19%20Vaccination%20Plan%20-%20Revised%2012-15-20.pdf

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