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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Atlantic County Megasite is booking thousands of COVID-19 vaccine apointments, aged 16+

Teacher Melissa Drinkard, 28, received the 99,999th vaccination. (Courtesy Photo)

The Atlantic County COVID-19 Vaccination Megasite is providing a welcome solution to individuals frustrated with long waits by filling thousands of vaccination appointments daily—some of them currently available on the same day—at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Moreover, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has opened eligibility to individuals ages 16 and older as of April 19. AtlantiCare—which operates the site in collaboration with the state of New Jersey, the New Jersey National Guard and Atlantic County—anticipates slots filling up quickly and encourages individuals and families to schedule their vaccine appointments immediately at

Since opening on January 22, the Megasite has administered more than 169,500 vaccines, demonstrating extraordinary efficiency and operational integrity that is making a difference to residents throughout the state.

“Everything was running very smoothly when I got my first vaccine,” said Egg Harbor City resident, Peter Gladue. “Parking attendants were very nice, they helped me find a close place to park. When people inside the convention center saw that I have a disability, they helped me to get to the elevator. They took care of me when I received my second dose with the same professionalism and courtesy. Getting vaccinated is something people should celebrate. I’m so grateful for what AtlantiCare and the entire Megasite team are doing.”

The Atlantic County COVID-19 Vaccination Megasite is open at the Atlantic City Convention Center, located at 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online at Individuals under age 18 wishing to be vaccinated must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


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