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Atlantic City vaccine megasite to offer walk-up hours until Friday

Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) said in a press conference yesterday that more than 2.5 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with more than 6.2 million vaccine doses being administered in total.  – Photo by Flickr.com

Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) announced the Atlantic City vaccine megasite would be implementing walk-up hours at a press conference yesterday.

Between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. today and tomorrow, the Atlantic City vaccine megasite will be holding special walk-up hours, where individuals can receive their vaccine without having to make an appointment. Walk-up hours were also held yesterday, and up to 700 walk-up vaccinations are expected for each of these days.

“In our effort to make it even easier for those who want to be vaccinated to get vaccinated, we are pleased to be able to make this arrangement … If you are needing a vaccination, and especially if you live in South Jersey, I encourage you to head over,” he said.

Doses for individuals who already have vaccination appointments at the site have already been reserved, and they will be prioritized over those who do not have an appointment, Murphy said.

More than 6.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey as of yesterday, and there are now more than 2.5 million individuals that are fully vaccinated statewide, he said.

Additionally, the state reported 2,961 positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests yesterday, pushing the statewide total to 865,733 confirmed cases. They also received 653 positive antigen tests that are awaiting confirmation.

There were 2,114 hospitalizations as of yesterday, with 455 patients in critical or intensive care and 248 patients on ventilators, as well as 46 newly confirmed COVID-19-related deaths, bringing New Jersey to a total of 22,660 deaths throughout the pandemic. Another 2,611 probable deaths were also reported.

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