Middlesex County Regional Vaccine Mega-site to Close

Edison, NJ, June 11, 2021– After six months of operation and issuing more than 300,000 vaccines, the Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-site in Edison will shut down. Operated by RWJBarnabas Health, the Army National Guard, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Middlesex County, the Edison Mega-site will give its final round of vaccines on June 26th and the last second doses will be administered on July 17th.

All six of New Jersey’s vaccine mega-sites are beginning to wind-down after having administered nearly 2 million shots as the state moves to a more community-based model for vaccinations. Many community-based venues for vaccines will remain across New Jersey, and vaccine access will continue throughout all RWJBarnabas Health hospitals.

Nearly 4.5 million people have been fully vaccinated in New Jersey as of June 4th and over five million people have received at least one vaccine dose. RWJBarnabas Health continues to work to help the state achieve its goal of having 70% of the state’s eligible population — about 4.7 million people — vaccinated by the end of this month.

“We are proud to have helped so many residents protect themselves, their families and others from the virus and remain committed to helping New Jersey reach their 70 percent vaccination goal. We appreciate everyone who worked to make the site a success from our medical staff to our volunteers and every resident who rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated,” said Bonnie Geissler, MHA, RN, Vice President, Special Projects, RWJBarnabas Health.

To schedule an appointment at the Edison Mega-site before June 26, or to schedule an appointment at an RWJBarnabas Health facility, please visit www.rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine.

For more information and resources from the State of New Jersey, please visit covid19.nj.gov. For general COVID-19 questions, please call 2-1-1. For medical COVID-19 questions, please call 1-800-962-1253.

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