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Sussex County introduces new COVID-19 vaccination appointment notification system

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) –  Those who live, work or attend school in Sussex County can now register to be notified of upcoming available appointments for the Sussex County COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.

Due to the limited availability of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the State of New Jersey to each county, Sussex County has developed this new notification system, to streamline the process of making an appointment.

As of Feb. 21, the County of Sussex has administered 4,331 first doses and 839 second doses of the Moderna vaccine at the Fairgrounds’ clinics, currently providing 1,000 vaccines weekly.

Only those who live, work or attend school within Sussex County are eligible to book an appointment for the clinics at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Those who schedule an appointment for one of these clinics, must also meet current State of New Jersey criteria to receive COVID-10 vaccinations.

“Sussex County has moved swiftly in response to serious flaws in the state’s rollout of its centralized vaccination registration system,” Sussex County Board of County Commissioners Director Dawn Fantasia said. “The fact that our county registration system is now capable of screening for county residency status and implementing a registrant notification system, should help streamline the process of obtaining an appointment for an available vaccination.”

“Although the Augusta site is capable of administering 1,200 vaccines per week, the fact that we have yet to receive that amount from the State of New Jersey is also negatively impacting our ability to vaccinate those who need it most,” Fantasia said. “We will continue to advocate for improved communication and increased vaccine supply for the people of Sussex County.”

Though registration is not a guarantee of an appointment time, once an individual has registered within the appointment notification system, they will receive an email blast when new appointment blocks are available. After registering with the county, an individual will remain in the notification system, until they have been scheduled for a vaccination appointment.

Sussex County encourages individuals to register for vaccine clinics through similar appointment notification systems with other vaccine providers, with a list of providers in the region found at: www.sussex.nj.us/COVID19 and by clicking on the “Get Vaccinated” banner. If an individual has secured an appointment through another provider and also registered with the County of Sussex notification system, they will need to request to have their name removed from the County of Sussex notification system.

When attending the vaccine clinic at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, an individual will be asked to furnish proof of their residency, school attendance or employment within Sussex County, prior to being vaccinated.

To begin the registration process for the notification system, to check current state vaccination eligibility requirements and to verify eligibility to receive a vaccine at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, click here.

To unsubscribe from the County appointment notification system, click here.

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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