Approximately 25,000 COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in New Jersey each day, as the total number of doses given thus far sits at 565,401. State officials said today however, that there continues to be a tremendous imbalance between the demand and supply of actual vaccines.
“We continue to ask for patience,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “We will get there. It won’t be tomorrow or next week, but we will get there. Our vaccine number continues to steadily increase and we are ready to kick into high gear whenever our supply increases.”
Additionally, a state vaccination hotline went live today. Those with questions regarding vaccinations can call the hotline toll free at 855-568-0545. The line is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. An online information hub is also available at covid19.nj.gov/vaccine.
Callers can ask questions ranging from vaccine eligibility, assistance with registering on the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS), identifying local vaccination sites, and more.
As of 12:00 p.m. today, more than 58,000 calls were received, according to State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.
“We do know if more vaccines will arrive in the coming weeks and months,” Persichilli said, adding that additional vaccine manufacturers such as Johnson and Johnson will likely be approved in the coming weeks, adding to the state’s vaccine supply.
“Other states are having similar vaccine shortage issues,” Persichilli added. “This is a huge undertaking not only in New Jersey, but across our nation, [and is] unlike anything we’ve done before. Everyone who wants to get vaccinated will eventually have the opportunity to get vaccinated.”
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