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New Jersey has exceeded more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccination dosages statewide, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Feb. 8. The state aims to vaccinate 4.7 million residents within six months. CVS and Rite Aid are now receiving shipments of vaccines and will administer them by appointment only in stores to eligible populations. Currently, all appointments are booked but more will be available as more vaccine is delivered. Johnson & Johnson has submitted its application to the FDA for a one-shot vaccine,, and the FDA is scheduled to review its clinical trial data on February 26. Johnson & Johnson has said it hopes to provide the federal government with 100 million doses by April. It will be administered in South Africa this week.The state hotline, 855-568-0545, is available to assist residents, with live agents from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., in getting information on how to register, as well as how to schedule vaccine appointments as people become eligible. The agents remind residents that there is no out of pocket expense to get vaccinated and that the two vaccines are not interchangeable.The state continues to encourage the general public to pre-register for eligibility for the vaccine online at covidvaccine.nj.gov. Individuals will be permitted to input their personal, contact, health insurance, and demographic information. Those who are immediately eligible based on screening questions will be able to schedule an appointment.
See a list of NJ locations published in the Asbury Park Press.