Mayor Runfeldt's Update - VACCINE INFORMATION
Vaccine administration is moving forward in the state of New Jersey. Although not currently available to the general public, the vaccine should soon be available to many more groups of people. Many of you have contacted me with questions and requests for information about the vaccine distribution plan throughout New Jersey and specifically Lincoln Park.
The Borough maintains a page dedicated to vaccine information and the various links to the State Department of Health information. Please visit it at https://www.lincolnpark.org/480/COVID-19-VACCINE-INFORMATION.
You can go directly to the State of New Jersey’s page for information on who is eligible for the vaccine, where it will be administered and how to register. This information can be found at: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipient.
A vaccine phone line went up in New Jersey on Monday morning with 250 agents ready to answer calls. Callers can get questions answered, learn about where to get vaccines and go over eligibility. The number to call is 855-568-0545.
Morris County is operating one of the six statewide “Mega Sites” at the Rockaway Mall. Information regarding the operation of this center can be found by visiting either of the above links, or by going directly to the County page at https://health.morriscountynj.gov/vaccination.
I have been advised that Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) will hold her first town hall meeting of the new year virtually tomorrow, Thursday, January 28th, at 5:15 pm. The focus will be on the COVID-19 vaccine and New Jersey’s distribution plans. Representative Sherrill will be joined by local officials who will provide information about the vaccination distribution process in New Jersey and help answer questions from residents. You can stream this live town hall at sherrill.house.gov/live.
I am happy to let you know that Lincoln Park has been approved to operate a Point of Distribution (POD) here in town for the convenience of our residents. Our application was just approved and we are waiting to hear from the State of New Jersey when and how many doses of the vaccine will be allocated to us. We certainly hope to get enough from the State to be able to provide the vaccination to all of our residents. We expect this may take some time for the details to be worked out, however. In the meantime, I urge you to register on the State site in the event we are not provided with as much vaccine as quickly as we are hoping for. Please continue to visit www.bolp.org for additional information as it becomes available on our distribution plans and that of the County and State.
Please continue to wear your mask, properly social distance and follow all recommendations by state and local health officials…and DON’T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!
As always, continue to be safe and healthy.
Mayor David Runfeldt