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Morris County, Atlantic Health System phasing down vaccination center

More Than 325,000 Doses Issued Since Jan. 8, 2021 Opening

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Morris County and Atlantic Health System (AHS) will be phasing down operations at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall over the next two months as New Jersey closes in on its goal of vaccinating 70 percent of adults in response to the pandemic.

Governor Phil Murphy announced last week the pending closer of all six “mega-sites” the state helped to open around New Jersey, including the one operated by Morris County and AHS in Rockaway Township. Operations there began Jan. 8, 2021, and have provided two-dose COVID-19 vaccines.

Details on the phase-out of operations as the Morris County facility are much different than what was announced last week.

The Morris County vaccination center will remain open until July 16, 2021, and it will continue to provide second doses to anyone who received their first vaccination at the facility on or prior to June 23, 2021. Anyone who receives their first dose at the Morris County site after June 23, 2021 will have their second dose scheduled and provided at another AHS facility.

Morris County, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the first county in New Jersey to reach the state goal of fully vaccinating 70 percent of its adult population. Residents received their vaccinations in various locations, with a large portion utilizing the Morris County center.

Other regional centers that will be closing are located in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Gloucester and Middlesex counties.

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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