The Cape May County Health Department is beginning phase 1A and 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations. The New Jersey Health Department plan currently includes vaccinating Health Care Professionals. Health Care Professionals include front line health care workers and first responders. Eligible individuals may pre-register at COVID-19 Vaccine or may call 609-463-6581 during working hours to schedule. As more vaccine becomes available the Health Department will begin to move into the future Phases as set by the CDC/NJDOH vaccination plan.
Prevention is one of the cornerstones of public health. In this climate of fiscal restraints and increasing health care costs, we can no longer spare the "pound of cure" in lieu of the "ounce of prevention." But what is most apparent is that it makes the most sense from every standpoint to keep people healthy rather than treat their preventable disease and suffering. This is what Public Health is all about.