Vaccine Opens to EMT's
Over the past few days, access to the SARS-CoV-002 vaccine has opened up to all current Squad EMTs aged 18 or older. As people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct exposure to patients, EMTs meet New Jersey’s “Phase 1A” criteria and are some of the first individuals able to access the vaccine. The SARS-CoV-002 vaccine will significantly reduce the risk our members face of contracting the virus which causes COVID-19 when responding to calls in our community. This in turn helps ensure that enough trained personnel will be locally available and healthy to respond to your emergency quickly. So far, over 20 of our members have opted to receive the vaccine and have been given their first dose, with more members scheduled in the near future. All of those vaccinated have appointments scheduled for the second dose, required to obtain maximum immunity.
Since the weekend, vaccines have been administered to several Squad members at local primary care physician offices throughout the County. Squad Vice President and EMT Andrew Glowacki, pictured, was vaccinated in a physician's office on Monday.
Today and during several upcoming dates, Squad members and other “Phase 1A” eligible recipients have access to the vaccine through a drive-in clinic located at the Hunterdon County Complex on Route 12. Squad members EMT Becky Hoffman and FF/EMT Matt Hoffman, pictured, were vaccinated this afternoon as part of the clinic.
The Squad remains committed to doing everything we can to keep our members safe, healthy, and ready to help all of those within our