COVID-19 vaccines available to Manasquan residents 55 and up

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MANASQUAN — A limited number of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were to be offered to Manasquan residents ages 55 and up on Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8, according to an announcement posted on the borough website.

Forty vaccines were available through the county’s Office on Aging and were administered at the Monmouth County Agriculture Building located at 4000 Kozloski Road in Freehold between 10 and 10:15 a.m. both days.

Borough Administrator Tom Flarity told The Coast Star on Wednesday that the borough was contacted by the county last Thursday and told that a limited number of vaccines were available to Manasquan residents. 

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Initially, the borough was offered 20 vaccines for residents ages 65 and older on Wednesday; however, Mr. Flarity added that the slots quickly filled up, and due to the response, the county offered 20 more vaccines for residents 55 and up on Thursday.

Mr. Flarity said the vaccines “came in handy” and being able to offer the shot to residents was something borough officials were very happy about.

“We’re getting preliminary reports back from people that went this morning saying that it’s run excellently,” he said of the Freehold vaccination site.

Based on the response, the borough may be given more vaccines next week, Mr. Flarity said, noting that information will be sent out to residents and posted on the borough website as it becomes available.

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