(Sewell, NJ)—Gloucester County Mega Site will expand its vaccine eligibility beginning Monday, March 15 and again on Monday, March 29.
When Senate President Steve Sweeney approached the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and Gloucester County Administration to plan the expansion of vaccine eligibility, the site provided a workable solution to include the educators and support staff by integrating them in their daily vaccination routine without disruption to its current schedule.
“Teachers, transportation workers, public safety workers, and so many more have been at the forefront of this pandemic,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney. “They are essential workers and it’s been a priority of mine and Gloucester County to get these individuals the vaccine they deserve so they can continue to safely serve our communities.”
Senate President Sweeney joined Director Robert M. Damminger and Commissioner Jim Jefferson to announce the expansion on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the Gloucester County Mega Site in Sewell, NJ.
“We have been advocating for the next phase of vaccine eligibility to open to our educators, farmers, postal services and the rest of the heroes who served us during the height of this pandemic,” said Director Robert M. Damminger. “With the help of Senate President Sweeney and the Administration at Gloucester County’s Mega Site, we made it happen.”
Beginning Monday 3/15 - the following categories are eligible for vaccination
- Educators, including support staff, in pre-K through 12th grade settings
- Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings
- Public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare, and airport employees; NJ TRANSIT workers; and Motor Vehicle Commission staff
- Public safety workers who are not sworn law enforcement or fire professionals, including probation officers and fire safety inspectors
- Migrant farm workers
- Members of tribal communities
- Individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in shelters, including domestic violence shelters
Beginning Monday 3/29 - the following categories are eligible for vaccination
- Food production, agriculture, and food distribution
- Eldercare and support
- Warehousing and logistics
- Social services support staff
- Elections personnel
- Medical supply chain;
- Postal and shipping services
- Judicial system
“The staff at the Gloucester County Mega Site is ready to vaccinate the next categories and we’re all hands-on deck to get our population back to normalcy,” said Commissioner Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Gloucester County Department of Health.
The state will be releasing appointment times as vaccinations are available. The state mandates vaccine availability.
If you have already registered with the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System at http://covidvaccine.nj.gov and received your email to schedule your appointment, the Gloucester County Mega Vaccination Site will be an option for you to schedule your vaccine.
If you are eligible but have not received your email to schedule your appointment, please check your junk mail. If you did not receive an email asking you to schedule your appointment in your main or junk inboxes, please be patient.
To learn more about vaccine phases and eligibility, please visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine
The New Jersey Vaccination Call Center is open to pre-register individuals, answer questions, and provide contact information for sites. Due to the recent snow storm, the State’s call center is not currently scheduling appointments until the storm's impact is assessed. To reach the Vaccination Call Center dial 855-568-0545.
The Gloucester County Covid-19 Vaccine Hotline is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m to answer any questions dial 856-218-4142.
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney tours Gloucester County Mega Vaccination Site
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney gives remarks at Rowan College of South Jersey.
Senate President Steve Sweeney, Theresa Kearney and Gloucester County Commissioner Jim Jefferson. Theresa Kearney is currently a cosmetology teacher at Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Kearney received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination today, Saturday, March 6.