Pop-up vaccine clinics to be held at 3 Jersey Shore sites this weekend
Anyone who still hasn’t gotten their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine may be able to do so while hitting the beach this Memorial Day weekend.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday the “Shots at the Shore” mobile vaccine program. There will be three locations this weekend in Sandy Hook, Asbury Park and Long Branch.
The program is designed to encourage more people to get the vaccine and reach the state’s goal of having at least 4.7 million New Jersey residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“If you’re going to spend any part of your Saturday or Sunday this Memorial Day weekend along the Monmouth County oceanfront and you have yet to be vaccinated, we’ve got you covered,” Murphy said.
The Asbury Park vaccination site, hosted by Madison Marquette, will operate in the Grand Arcade from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
At Sandy Hook, the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be administered in a drive-through tent provided by the New Jersey EMS Task Force in parking lot E from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Long Branch vaccination site, hosted by the City of Long Branch and the Long Branch Police Department, will operate in Pier Village on the boardwalk under the gazebo on Saturday only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
State health officials say that currently there are about 4.2 million New Jersey residents fully vaccinated against the virus.
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