Monmouth County COVID vaccinations delayed again

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FREEHOLD — Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at Monmouth County-run facilities were canceled Monday and rescheduled for March 1, due to continuing delays in vaccine deliveries, officials announced. 

“The county still has not gotten notification that the vaccines have even shipped yet and so we have no choice but to cancel the scheduled appointments for Monday,” said Thomas A. Arnone. “Again, we apologize for this inconvenience to those with scheduled appointments. Everyone who had an appointment scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22 should report to the same location on Monday, March 1 at the same time as their originally scheduled appointment.”

The new delay follows earlier cancellations for Feb. 17 through Feb. 20, which were blamed on storm-caused delays in shipment. 

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“Everyone that had an appointment scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17, Thursday, Feb. 18, Friday, Feb. 19 or Saturday, Feb. 20 of this week will be contacted next week to be rescheduled,” said Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley. “For everyone who was scheduled for a second dose, it is important to note that the second dose can be administered any time between 28 and 42 days after the first dose.”

Further information is being updated on the county’s COVID-19 vaccination webpage located at www.visitmonmouth.com/health

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