N.J. vaccine megasite will offer second doses after appointment confusion, county says – NJ.com

After confusion over scheduling appointments for a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a Gloucester County mega-site, officials on Wednesday reminded people the follow up doses would be available at the facility.

County officials have said they worked with the state to make sure those who got their first shots of the vaccine at the Rowan College of South Jersey would receive the required second dose. The county issued an update following stumbling blocks that included errors in a state-run system leading to double bookings and a limited supply of the shots.

“Any individual who received their first dose at the Gloucester County Mega Vaccination Site will be accommodated for their second dose at the site,” the county said in a statement.

Those who received the Moderna vaccine should already have been contacted for the second appointment, according to officials. If not, the county asked individuals to call its coronavirus hotline at 856-218-4142.

In the case of the Pfizer vaccine, many individuals were sent appointment times via e-mail from the state, according to the county’s statement.

“The email would have included a date, time and QR code for your second dose. The QR code will be at the very bottom of the email,” the statement said. “If you did not receive an email from the state regarding our Pfizer second dose, please report to the Gloucester County Mega Vaccination Site on the date on the back of your CDC card between 2-6 p.m. Your appointment will be honored.”

Officials reminded people to bring their vaccine cards, which carries a federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seal, to the second appointments.

“Moving forward, all individuals who leave the mega-site will receive an appointment to return for their second dose with our backup system database,” the Gloucester County statement said. “You may still receive an email from the State Registration system but we do not want to leave that to chance.”

The county’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m for questions and can be reached at 856-218-4142.

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Noah Cohen may be reached at ncohen@njadvancemedia.com.