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January 05, 2021

ShopRite pharmacies to help distribute COVID-19 vaccine to New Jersey health care workers

Coronavirus shots will be available by appointment at 12 South Jersey locations

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ShopRite says it is hoping to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public once it is allowed to do so.

New Jersey health care workers will now be able to receive a coronavirus vaccine at a 39 of ShopRite pharmacies across the state.

The supermarket chain will administer Moderna's vaccine, which requires two shots over four weeks for complete inoculation, free of charge. Those wishing to get vaccinated must make an appointment. 

ShopRite said it is hoping to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public once it is allowed to do so. That process, however, is not expected to begin until April or May.

"We are excited to be part of the initial stages of this unprecedented public health campaign as we begin vaccinating health care workers who are on the front lines in the COVID-19 pandemic," said Jeffrey Mondelli, the vice president of pharmacy, health & beauty at Wakefern Food Corp, an arm of ShopRite. 

"We stand ready to serve and will continue to provide increased access to this life-saving vaccine as new expanded eligibility guidelines are released by the CDC." 

Here are the 12 ShopRite pharmacies in South Jersey offering vaccines, organized by county: 

Atlantic County
• 616 White Horse Pike, Absecon
• 23 Bethel Road, Somers Point
Burlington County
• 208 Route 70, Medford
• 892 Union Mill Road, Mount Laurel
Camden County
• 200 Route 73, Berlin
• 1200 Chews Landing Road, Chews Landing
Cape May County
• 4 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Marmora
• 1700 Route 47 South, Rio Grande
Cumberland County
• 2130 N. 2nd St., Millville
• 1000 N. Pearl St., Upper Deerfield
Gloucester County
• 201 William Dalton Drive, Glassboro
• 143 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill

The ShopRite locations are among approximately 200 vaccination sites that the state is opening at hospitals, urgent care centers, pharmacy chains and other locations.

New Jersey is also rolling out six vaccination mega-sites this month, three of which will be located in South Jersey. 

The mega-sites will be set up at the Moorestown Mall in Burlington County, Rowan College in Gloucester County and the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic County. These locations initially will be open to health care personnel before eventually expanding to other groups.

Additional COVID-19 vaccination sites are expected to come online at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford and the Cape May County Department of Health in Cape May Court House.

Health care workers and long-term care facility residents and staff have been deemed the highest priority recipients of available coronavirus vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccinations in hospitals began in mid-December, while inoculations in nursing homes kicked off last week.

Health care workers began receiving their second vaccine doses this week. The state had administered over 101,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy said.

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