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Bergen County Looks to Fast Track Vaccinations

By Elizabeth Scalzo

Editor-in-Chief

Since the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved by the FDA, New Jersey has to change the system for vaccinations to contact more people faster. 

Bergen County is doing this by opening a call center, according to NJ.com. 

Bergen County and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center teamed up to create a call-in appointment scheduler, rather than making people use the online system, NJ.com continues. 

This week, the call center started calling and scheduling appointments for a backlog of Bergen County residents. Once these people are taken care of, the call center will open for new appointment scheduling, NJ.com also reports. 

This new way to get people vaccinated faster could help with getting NJ back to a state of normalcy and gives hope to college students who want to be on campus this upcoming fall. 

COVID-19 Numbers

The following is the latest COVID-19 cases for yesterday and today. There were 3,867 new positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, with 392  new cases in Bergen County.

Sun. 3/14/2021Sun. 3/14/2021
New Jersey835,000831,000
Bergen County82,88082,488

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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Art by Elizabeth Scalzo.

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