New Jersey prepared to continue vaccine distribution as potential snowstorm approaches
Officials with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management say that they won’t let next week’s potential snowstorm interrupted COVID-19 vaccination distributions around the state.
A storm could potentially bring several inches of snow to New Jersey on Monday evening.
New Jersey State Police Acting Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan says that the state has emergency snow removal contracts to clear roads and parking lots around the six mega vaccination sites.
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“We have emergency snow removal contracts with all of those sites to make sure that those ways in and out of the parking lots are clear. We are also in conversations with [the Department of Transportation] making sure that the routes to those megasites are clear,” Callahan said.
The superintendent also says that troopers will escort delivery trucks carrying vaccine supplies if needed to make sure that the doses get to the sites safely.
New Jersey has administered more than 720,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Friday