Howell Township is now offering the COVID vaccine to all residents. What you need to know.
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HOWELL — The township has organized several vaccination events for seniors and is now moving to vaccinate residents of all ages.
The township set up 200 appointments for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine beginning 9 a.m. Wednesday. There were still some slots available as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Victor Cook, the township's Office of Emergency Management director.
Vaccine recipients must register online in advance.
Previous vaccination events set up by the town had been only for residents ages 65 and up. Wednesday's event was originally organized for seniors also, but the township lifted the age restriction Tuesday.
"We are working with Monmouth County Health Department to secure more vaccines hopefully on a weekly basis, so we can lower the requirements, so every resident in Howell can receive a vaccine who wants a vaccine," Cook said in an email Tuesday.
The township is partnering with My InstaDoc Howell Urgent Care to administer the vaccines.
Residents can sign up through an online form and, if they don't score spots on Wednesday, the township will notify them when new appointments are available.
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Residents must bring photo ID and insurance information to their appointments.
Unlike other COVID-19 vaccines that require two doses separated by several weeks, Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, manufactured by Janssen Biotech Inc., requires only a single dose.
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