OCHD Prepared to Offer Booster Doses for General Publicth
(Toms River) – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) announced today that it is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination clinic roster to include the Ocean County Transportation Services Complex in Manchester. The clinic will be held every Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ocean County Transportation Services Complex is located at 2820 Ridgeway Blvd in Manchester.
“The Manchester clinic site is another good location that will serve many of our senior residents living in that part of the county,” said Ocean County Commissioner Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. “There are still many people that are in need of the first, second or now an additional and booster dose and we want to make sure people have convenient opportunities to get one.”
Ocean County Commissioner Director Gary Quinn added, “Our goal is to make getting the vaccine as easy as possible for everyone by providing clinics in as many regions of the county as we can. The moment we learned of the booster recommendations, the OCHD and its partners went to work making sure we had additional clinics and resources available to best serve our residents.”
Two important partners from the start have been the RWJBarnabas Healthcare Network and the Toms River School District. After a short break, the OCHD is once again utilizing the RWJBarnabas Health Arena at Toms River North High School as a clinic site. The new COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The RWJBarnabas Health Arena is located at 1245 Old Freehold Road in Toms River.
“The clinic operation at the arena ran so smoothly, efficiently and safely the first time around and we expect the same results moving forward,” said Daniel Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator/Health Officer. “Another important partner for us has been the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. They will handle the Manchester operation – giving our resident another convenient option.”
Both clinics will provide the Pfizer, Moderna vaccine options and will accommodate immunocompromised individuals in need of the additional third dose. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome.
Visit www.ochd.org for a detailed list of upcoming OCHD vaccination clinics and testing sites.
Have a COVID-19 or vaccine-related question? Contact the OCHD Information Line at 732-380-5079. You can also follow the Ocean County Health Department on Twitter@OCpublichealth or like us on Facebook. Download the Ocean County Health Department mobile app free from the Google Play/Android and Apple APP stores.