COVID-19 vaccine distribution resumes in New Jersey following major snowstorm

New Jersey is once again distributing COVID-19 vaccines after a two-day pause caused by a major snowstorm.

News 12 Staff

Feb 4, 2021, 3:40 AM

Updated 1,224 days ago

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New Jersey is once again distributing COVID-19 vaccines after a two-day pause caused by a major snowstorm.
Those who had appointments to get their dose at the megasite in Edison will be getting a call or email to reschedule – most likely for Friday. But those who had appointments for vaccines on Wednesday said that they are grateful to have received them.
“I feel relieved. I hope enough people get it. And I hope we can return to normal,” says Susan Kleiner of Metuchen.
Kleiner says that she is looking forward to spending time with her mother.
“I’ve missed my mom. My mom is in her 70s. We’ve been socially distancing this whole time. So, we missed Thanksgiving and Christmas,” she says.
The Holdwrights also said that they are looking forward to spending time with family now that they have received the vaccine.
“Some of my grandkids, I haven’t seen very much because of this. At least after the second [dose] we will feel better,” says Kathy Holdwright.
Those who received the Pfizer vaccine at the Edison facility on Wednesday will be back on Feb. 24. Jennifer Hughes of Morganville will also be back that day. She works as a teacher in Franklin Township. For her, this vaccine lessens any worry at work.
“Whether it’s at lunch with the kids or arrival and dismissal when more people are around,” she says.
Surprisingly, both Hughes and the Holdwrights made appointments for Wednesday only within the last five days, which is a very different experience for many who have tried for weeks to get an appointment.
The patients who spoke with News 12 New Jersey say that they were impressed with how quick and easy the experience was. All were complimentary of the staff and National Guard on hand to help.


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