TEANECK, NJ — An Internet outage caused the Teaneck vaccine registration link to go down for much of Wednesday, but township officials said it will be up and running Thursday afternoon for appointment setting.
In a notice to the township, officials announced that 1,000 appointments are available at the Richard Rodda Center for Friday, a much-requested increase in doses from last week.
All vaccinations will take place at the Rodda Center on Friday, and, according to officials, appointments are available "to Teaneck residents with Phase 1A eligibility."
Vaccines at the Rodda Center officially started Jan. 13, when roughly 300 doses were administered. Holy Name Medical Center officials said more could be administered on a daily basis, but there wasn't enough stock to do so.
Vaccine doses have been a hot topic in the state as the phased rollout continues, and questions persist. Namely, when residents can get inoculated themselves.
Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said recently more than 310,000 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, and New Jersey has been receiving about 106,000 doses per week.
Gov. Phil Murphy, much like local health officials, said the vaccination sites in New Jersey are more than capable of administering more doses, but the supply from the federal government hasn't kept pace.
"We have the distribution capacity," Murphy said. "We just need the supply from the feds to meet that demand, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that we are ready but they are not."
Still, there are other questions about COVID-19 vaccines in New Jersey, and Patch has some answers.