County Administers 100,000 COVID-19 Vaccines In 1 Year

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  MONMOUTH COUNTY – In a matter of one year, the Monmouth County Health Department and their community partners have administered 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines since they became available in December 2020.

  “Today is a milestone accomplishment by the Monmouth County Health Department who have worked nonstop since the COVID-19 pandemic began,” Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “Thank you to our health care providers and nurses who rose to the challenges associated with COVID-19 to make sure vaccines were administered to those who wanted to receive them.”

   “Our health care providers and nurses who administered 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines and counting should continue to be commended for their efforts,” Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley, liaison to the Monmouth County Health Department said. “The Board of County Commissioners would also like to thank our partners throughout the ounty that have hosted clinics to make the vaccine accessible across the county.”

  In Monmouth, COVID-19 vaccines are available at the Children’s Learning Center, located at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. You do not need an appointment.

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  For additional vaccine clinics held by the Monmouth County Health Department throughout the County, visit visitmonmouth.com/health.

  Vaccines are available for residents who are at least five years old and live, work or attend school in Monmouth County. The county-operated sites administer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  Third doses and boosters of the vaccine can be administered at all county vaccination sites. Individuals should bring their vaccine cards with them. For more information, refer to the Center for Disease Control guidelines at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html.