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Hunterdon County health director reports first day of no COVID-19 positives in fifteen months

No Appointment Needed For June 10 Drive Thru Vaccination Clinic

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Hunterdon County’s health director announced that over 17,700 vaccinations have been administered by the Department and a zero daily COVID-19 case count in the County, for the first time since March, 2020, during a report to the Board of Commissioners, at the June 1 board meeting.

Health Department Director Karen DeMarco reported that the county’s drive thru clinic at the Route 12 County Complex in Raritan Township will accept those seeking vaccinations without an appointment on June 10 between 10am and 2pm.

DeMarco also told the board that the department is collaborating with smaller community- based clinics, Houses of Worship, the Human Services Department, and Senior apartment buildings in providing more localized vaccinations.

The health director noted that there were zero COVID-19 cases reported in Hunterdon County on June 1, that the county has seen 8888 confirmed cases since March, 2020, and that 17,779 first and second vaccine doses have been administered by the county since December.

Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren, the Board’s liaison for the Health Department said, “The entire Health Department staff, the Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, and the many other County employees who have volunteered to assist at the drive thru clinic are responsible for the program’s success.”

“The latest Health Department report on the effect of the pandemic in the County is encouraging. So, while we may not yet have turned the corner, I think we can say the corner is very much in sight,” Van Doren said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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