Retired Dental Hygienist From Barnegat Receives Milestone Dose
March 24, 2021
By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch
‘HAPPY DAY’: Judy Rapoza of Barnegat receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Hackensack Meridian Southern Ocean Health care Center’s vaccination centre. (Equipped Picture)
Retired dental hygienist Judy Rapoza of Barnegat received the milestone 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose on Friday, March 12, at Hackensack Meridian Southern Ocean Professional medical Center’s vaccination centre in Manahawkin. Spouse Tom was on website for his to start with shot as very well.
“This is a happy working day for both of those of us,” Judy remarked. “Being vaccinated would make us experience risk-free and protected and opens up the choices of socializing with loved ones and good friends once again.”
The Rapozas, who received the Moderna vaccine, are scheduled to get their next doses in April.
“Hackensack Meridian began administering COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020, beginning with frontline workforce members,” a SOMC press release points out. “The network is offering 5,000 to 6,000 vaccine doses daily at clinical centers and other websites during New Jersey, such as the mega web page in Bergen County.
“New Jersey has missing extra than 20,000 men and women to COVID-19. A lot more than one-50 % million individuals in the United States have missing their lives to the virus.”
On March 17, SOMC marked the a single-yr anniversary of managing individuals with the novel coronavirus.
To make an appointment at the vaccination middle, stop by hackensackmeridianhealth.org/covid19. The facility is located at at 1173 Beacon Ave. in Manahawkin. —J.K.-H.