Sunday, January 24, 2021
The Atlantic County Division of Public Health will begin administering second dose vaccinations at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing to those who received their first doses of Moderna vaccine there between January 5 and January 21.
Each recipient will be notified by email or phone with instructions about a week prior to the date after which they may receive their second dose. Vaccinations at the college will be limited to second doses only at this time. Recipients will not have to compete for appointments with those looking for first doses. Notifications will be issued in staggered batches to ensure efficient management of appointments.
All six regional COVID-19 vaccination mega sites in New Jersey are now open, including the Atlantic City Convention Center, which will begin accepting additional appointments as of 3 PM on Tuesday January 26 at: https://vaccination.atlanticare.org.
A list of other current vaccination locations throughout the state is available at: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients.
The state is also expected to activate a Call Center as of January 25 for those who do not have access to a computer or may have difficulty making an online appointment. The Call Center number is 855-568-0545.
The county is very much aware that appointments are extremely difficult to obtain due to a limited supply of vaccine for the more than four million individuals who meet the current state-issued eligibility criteria.
Individuals eligible for their second doses are advised to seek appointments where they received their first doses to ensure they receive the same vaccine. Some locations are providing Pfizer vaccine that requires 21-days between doses while others are providing Moderna vaccine that requires 28 days between doses. Second doses are also necessary to receive the full efficacy, estimated to be approximately 94-95%.