Medical staff and first responders started receiving Moderna vaccines at Essex Community College on Saturday morning, which is one of five locations in the county where vaccines are provided.
“Receiving the vaccine at the end of the tunnel is a breeze. Vaccination will greatly prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. We have been looking forward to this day and working with the mayor, local health officials, public safety officials and emergency management personnel. , To ensure that our site can be ready and put into use after receiving the vaccine,”
The first person to receive the vaccine on Saturday morning was a doctor at Essex County Hospital.
“For me as a medical service provider, the important thing is, first of all, the risks I may face, and at the same time expose the people around me. As the county executive said, we must get a certain percentage of the population vaccinated, about 75% to 80% is a very reasonable number, so that we can obtain the so-called immunity of the herd.” Dr. Naipaul Rambaran said. “Immunization will only begin when the people on the front lines themselves follow the example of vaccination.”
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A school nurse, Bonnie Rogers, and medical director, Dr. Lionel Anicette, of the Essex County Correctional Institution, also received the vaccine on Saturday.
Anicette said: “I’m here for the vulnerable… this pandemic has exposed many loopholes.”
The Moderna vaccine was given as early as Thursday at the University Hospital in Newark. The dean of the hospital said that he was one of the first to receive the vaccine and he still feels well.
“We have completed more than 1,000 doses of drugs, and we are about to reach the initial Pfizer inventory, which is about 3,000 doses. We will be like a clockwork because we want to make sure that we make the most of our inventory and we will continue to get more shipments. And vaccinate more people.” Dr. Sharif Enahar said.
Essex County has established five vaccination centers. The locations and towns served by each station are as follows:
-Essex County College at 303 University Avenue, Newark (entrance to the gym on West Market Street): Newark, East Orange and Irvington.
-Donald M. Payne, Essex County, Advanced Institute of Technology, 498-544 West Market Street, Newark: Newark, East Orange and Irvington. (This website will open in January 2021.)
-The former Kmart Building at 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange: West Orange, Cedar Grove, Essex Falls, Montclair, Newark, Nutley and Victoria Rhone.
-Livingston Shopping Center, former Sears Tower, 112 Eisenhower Park Road, Livingston (entrance at the back): Livingston, Belleville, Maple, Millburn, Newark, Orange and South Australia Lange.
-West Caldwell 620 Passaic Avenue-West Caldwell Technical School in Essex: West Caldwell, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Fairfield, Glenridge, New Wacker, North Caldwell and Roseland.
Last week, the positive rate in New Jersey was as high as 13%.
By the end of next month, New Jersey will have received more than 400,000 doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Vaccinations will begin next week in more than 90 nursing homes across the state.
Because the federal deadline was missed, the state started vaccination about a week later than New York and Connecticut.
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