[Newton, NJ] The Sussex County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Health announces that the county COVID-19 vaccination site will open on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in accordance with the State’s phased distribution.
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST qualify to receive the vaccine by meeting the “Phase” criteria set forth by the New Jersey Department of Health and described below.
The COVID-19 vaccination site will be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds located at 37 Plains Road Augusta, NJ 07860. To receive your vaccine, YOU MUST make an appointment, no walk-ins allowed. If you come to the site and do not have a scheduled pre-approved appointment you will be turned away.
Three Step Process:
Step #1: Register with NJ: NJ Starts Registration for COVID-19 Vaccines – Helps Group Residents for faster processing
Step #2: Await your phase to be called as defined below. You will be notified by Text/Email
Step #3: Now make the Appointment with Sussex County Website at https://sussex.nj.us
The vaccine will be distributed following the guidance set forth by the New Jersey:
Department of Health. This means the vaccine will be given to the public in 4 phases. To receive the vaccine you must qualify for each phase by meeting specified criteria.
As we open the site we will be in Phase 1A of the vaccine distribution. Phase 1A includes “Long term care residents and healthcare personnel that are both paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.” Also eligible are sworn law enforcement personnel and fire professionals, which include but are not limited to police officers and paid and unpaid firefighters.
Phase 1B includes other essential workers, other high risk individuals, and adults over 75. At this time the definition of “other essential workers” is still being determined. These individuals may begin to get vaccinated after those who have been prioritized have been vaccinated.
This phase includes the remainder of essential workers, adults 65-74, and persons aged 16-64 that have a diagnosed medical condition, which according to the CDC, will create an increased risk for severe illness from the virus.
Phase 2 of vaccination will include the general public. How quickly we will reach this phase will be determined by supply and demand for the vaccine.
To view vaccination appointment availability please visit the Sussex County Website at https://sussex.nj.us. After making an appointment, please ensure to bring a copy of completed consent form to the vaccination site.
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