TRENTON- The mega vaccination sites around the state will be closing by the end of July, ending a program that has distributed millions of COVID-19 vaccines since December. 

 The six mega-sites have distributed 1.9 million jabs to individuals around the state this year, fully vaccinating around 950,000.

“The time has now come to transition away from the mega site model that we built at the very beginning of our vaccination effort and to the community-based model that will see us through to the end,” Gov. Phil Murphy said on Wednesday, during his 200th briefing on the state’s coronavirus pandemic. ” Because of this, we are now scheduling the final shots for our mega sites.”

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Located at the Atlantic City Convention Center; the Meadowlands Racetrack in Bergen County; the Moorestown Mall in Burlington County; Rowan College of South Jersey in Gloucester County; the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Middlesex County and the Rockaway Townsquare in Morris County, the sites are open for walk-in vaccines. 

The final vaccine distribution schedule for those sites are as follow:

  • At the Atlantic City Convention Center, the final day to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was May 29 and the final day to receive the second dose is June 19. 
  • At the Meadowlands Racetrack, the last day to receive a first dose June 4 and the final day to receive a second dose is June 24.
  • At the Moorestown Mall, the final day to receive a first dose is July 1 and the final day to receive a second dose is July 23. 
  • At Rowan College of South Jersey, the final day to receive a first dose was May 26 and the final day to receive a second dose is June 18. 
  • At the New Jersey Convention Center, the last day to receive a first dose is June 26 and the last day to receive a second dose is July 17. 
  • At the Rockaway Townsquare, the final day to receive a first dose is June 23 and the last day to receive a second dose is June 16. 

With the expected closure of these large-scale vaccination sites, the state will rely on 1,800 community-based vaccination clinics around the state to distribute vaccines. 

The state is reporting that 4,259,893 individuals are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with a month left in the state’s goal to vaccinate 4.7 million by July 1. 

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