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Racial, income disparity in COVID vaccine, Stockton poll finds

A majority of racial and ethnic minorities and lower-income residents of New Jersey want a COVID-19 vaccine, but report getting vaccinated at half the rates of white and more affluent residents of the state, according to a Stockton University Poll released today.At least 80 percent of all respondents see the virus as a major concern … Read more Racial, income disparity in COVID vaccine, Stockton poll finds

AtlantiCare’s administers 100,000 vaccination at Atlantic City megasite

A retired U.S. Army administrative assistant and player for the Negro Baseball League became received the 100,000th vaccination at Atlantic City’s megasite this week.James Plummer, 90, got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Thursday, administered by nurse Kaleena Ellis, one of the site’s team leaders.Anita Robinson brought … Read more AtlantiCare’s administers 100,000 vaccination at Atlantic City megasite

Pleasantville offering COVID vaccines to residents

Pleasantville will have about 3,600 COVID vaccination first-round doses for its residents beginning at the end of this month.Community members are asked to send their names and phone number to COVIDVAX@pleasantvillefd.net to register.Eligibility and appointment details will be discussed in a follow-up call.The first dose will be given March 29, with the second round a … Read more Pleasantville offering COVID vaccines to residents

Governor declares COVID-19 Heroes Day

The governor on Tuesday made March 9 “COVID-19 Heroes Day” in New Jersey.“From nurses and doctors to grocery store workers and law enforcement, countless essential workers have been working day and night to serve New Jerseyans during these trying times,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “It is my honor to sign this bill recognizing the heroic … Read more Governor declares COVID-19 Heroes Day

Atlantic County educator dies of COVID at 45

Two local Atlantic County school districts are mourning an educator whose career brought her to both towns.Cara Surace Bluth, 45, died Saturday from COVID-19 complications.Bluth was a vice principal at the George Hess Educational Complex in Mays Landing, HamiltonTownship.The Ventnor woman started her career as a first-grade teacher at Chelsea Heights Elementary School in Atlantic … Read more Atlantic County educator dies of COVID at 45