Atlantic County begins COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers

Atlantic County rolled out the COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers Tuesday.
Health care workers received the Moderna vaccine at Atlantic Cape May Community College. County health officials say they are hoping to vaccinate between 200 and 250 people a day at the college depending on the number of doses they receive from the state.
Home health care worker Darrell Sallam was relieved to get the vaccine after months of going in and out of clients’ homes.
“I feel relieved to know that I started my first process, the first shot, and I’m excited,” says Sallam.
Diane McDevitt, a nurse practitioner with the Atlantic County Health Department, says it’s great to know that things are moving forward.
An appointment is needed to receive the vaccine at the college location, and you must be part of Phase 1A.
“We ordered it, and we are able to get the doses so we have it scheduled today, tomorrow and Thursday and then will be scheduling again next week,” says McDevitt. “Week-to-week, we will be receiving our shipments."
The state is also planning to open a mega site in Atlantic City.
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson says the convention center is underutilized so it’s a good idea to create a vaccination center there.