JERSEY SHORE – The first dose of the Moderna vaccine will be made available to healthcare workers at the seven locations of Ocean Health Initiatives, beginning Wednesday, December 23 by preregistering for each event.
The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution will be given to healthcare workers who meet the following criteria: healthcare workers in hospitals, long care facilities, outpatient clinics, home health care, pharmacies, emergency medical services and those in the public health fields.
Preregistration is required. If you are in any of these categories, you can make an appointment for the vaccine at the following locations and times:
- OHI Toms River – December 23, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- OHI Little Egg Harbor – December 27, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- OHI Neptune – December 29, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit ohinj.org/vaccine-consent-landing to register.
Those who don’t meet the criteria listed above are encouraged to check back periodically as the vaccine is made available to other groups.
COVID-19 testing is also available at all OHI locations, no appointment necessary.
OHI services residents in Monmouth and Ocean County regardless of income. They provide basic and preventive care for all individuals and families. Bilingual staff are available.
They have seven locations: OHI Brick,1610 NJ-88, Suite 204, Brick; OHI Freehold, 20 Jackson Street, Suite E, Freehold; OHI Lakewood, 101 Second Street, Lakewood; OHI Little Egg Harbor, 798 Route 539, Building 3, Little Egg Harbor; OHI Manchester, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst; OHI’s Toms River, 10 Stockton Drive, Toms River; and OHI Stafford, Haywood Road, Manahawkin.
The nonprofit health center also has a Mobile Medical Unit and two school-based wellness programs at Clifton Avenue Elementary School and Lakewood High School, both in Lakewood.
For those who cannot travel, telehealth services are available.
The OHI pharmacies at the Lakewood, Freehold, Manchester, and Stafford are open. OHI Pharmacies are open to all OHI patients and offer deliveries to patients within a 10 mile radius.
For more information, call (732) 363-6655 or visit ohinj.org.