Monmouth County expands free COVID-19 testing for health care workers, first responders
Free COVID-19 testing in Monmouth County has expanded for health care workers and first responders.
Mobile testing will be offered twice a week starting next Tuesday. Vaccine planning is also underway for when one becomes available.
"The other thing about these vaccines, you know, some of them you require one dose,” says Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley. “Some of them you require two doses. They'll be a lot of information put out for everyone to understand how they can get the vaccine safely. They also have to be stored at minus 95 degrees. So, there is a lot of equipment we have to invest in, making sure they get here and they are stored correctly. We know that once they thaw, they have to be used within 24 hours."
The Monmouth County Health Department has officially been listed as a vaccine provider.