For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 260 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 26, 2021, for a total of 10454 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 28,118 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.
New Jersey will be in line to receive 70,000 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, if the single dose vaccine gets final emergency use authorization. A key panel gave its go-ahead on Friday and now the company is just awaiting final approval. The company said they plan to have 20 million doses in the United States by the end of March. This new vaccine is different from the first two approved vaccine in that it requires only a single dose and needs to be refrigerated versus the other two vaccines that must be kept frozen.
The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 25 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6853 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6329 of those are now off quarantine.