Many New Jersey residents are eager to get the COVID-19 vaccine booked online to be vaccinated at various Hackensack Meridian Health facilities. The only problem is that, according to the state government’s plan, some of them are not eligible for vaccination to give medical workers, first responders, nursing home staff and residents who can now be injected.
Although it is not yet clear what happened, it seems that the website that invites first responders to arrange appointments is publicly accessible, and the website may be shared among people who are not in the 1
“A few of us do not qualify as frontline health care workers or first responders. We inform these people that they can register once the vaccine program is opened to the public in accordance with state and federal guidelines.” Hackensack Meridian Health on Monday Said in a statement.
The statement said: “We have added more educational information and increased identification requirements to ensure that only people who qualify for the vaccine can get the vaccine in accordance with New Jersey and federal guidelines.”
According to the regulations of the health system, all contracted persons will be contacted and told not to come unless the person can prove that they are medical staff or emergency personnel.
It is not easy to arrange vaccinations for thousands of healthcare workers and emergency personnel in New Jersey. Officials pointed out that trying to ensure that the person who showed up was actually qualified, only complicating the process.
To this end, the state health commissioner Judith Persichilli (Judith Persichilli) said at a press conference on Monday that the state does not require people to show their eligibility documents.
She said: “We believe in the integrity of all people and can do the right thing in this regard, not’jumping wires’.” “We know everyone is anxious, and we are waiting for more vaccines. Please wait patiently. .”
It is not clear whether many facilities follow this policy. A Hackensack Meridian Health spokeswoman said that proof of identity is required in its facilities.
Persichilli pointed out that document preparation may slow down the process, and New York State hopes to maintain the “positive experience” of vaccination.
The state is taking a balanced action to try to vaccinate as many high-risk groups as possible as soon as possible to avoid wasting a drop of vaccine that may deteriorate over time, and to deal with the federal government’s limited weekly supply of vaccines.
Governor Phil Murphy said that as of Monday, more than 214,000 doses of vaccine had been injected in New Jersey. This included 199,293 first injections and 14,984 second injections.
According to data from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the dose provided to people accounts for approximately 37% of the 572,250 doses the state receives from the US government.
The state’s goal is to vaccinate 70% of the population within six months. The public can pre-register to receive the vaccine after being qualified on the state’s website.
Staff writer Karin Price-Mueller contributed to this story.
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