County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
February 18, 2021

Monmouth County vaccination appointments canceled for Friday and Saturday due to delay of shipment

FREEHOLD, NJ – On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone and Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley announced that vaccine appointments scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20 are canceled due to the continued delay in vaccine deliveries.

“The County still has not gotten notification that the vaccines have even shipped yet and so we have no choice but to cancel the scheduled appointments for Friday and Saturday,” said Commissioner Director Arnone. “Again, we apologize for this inconvenience to those with scheduled appointments, but since Monmouth County administers every single vaccine dose that we receive as soon as we get it, we literally do not have one vaccine on hand right now.”

“Everyone that had an appointment scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday of this week will be contacted next week to be rescheduled,” said Commissioner Deputy Director Kiley. “For everyone who was scheduled for a second dose, it is important to note that the second dose can be administered any time between 28 and 42 days after the first dose.”

For information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the County’s COVID-19 vaccination webpage located at Vaccines are only being given to those who are eligible as defined by the State. Please do not go to a vaccination clinic without a confirmed appointment. There are no extra vaccines available at the clinics.

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