One of the first groups of people in New Jersey to get the vaccine are prison inmates at our state correctional institutions. They are considered a "vulnerable population" and therefore go to the front of the line along with seniors in long-term care facilities, health care workers and corrections officers.

Someone asked on Facebook this week what's the best way to get the vaccine as soon as possible. A family member of mine answered, "commit a crime and go to jail"! While that may not be the optimum choice for most of us, here comes a local supermarket chain with a better answer. ShopRite Pharmacy is offering the vaccine for healthcare workers. They are following federal guidelines that mandate that healthcare workers are first in line for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The phased in vaccination program focuses on those at high risk for exposure, so of course health care workers go to the front of the line. ShopRite expects to be able to offer the vaccines to the general public when our turn comes up. Currently they are offering the Moderna version of the COVID-19 vaccine and it is by appointment only.

I occasionally go to my local ShopRite for my groceries and the one I go to in on the list. I will be going for my vegetables, cheeses, meats and fresh fruits, but not the vaccine. I'll let everyone else go ahead of me, unless I get to go in sometime soon without a f*&%ing mask. So, if you're a healthcare worker looking to get vaccinated ASAP, here is the list of ShopRites offering the vaccine here in New Jersey.

ShopRite Pharmacy of Absecon
ShopRite Pharmacy of Berlin
ShopRite Pharmacy of Bernardsville
ShopRite Pharmacy of Byram
ShopRite Pharmacy of Chews Landing
ShopRite Pharmacy of Clark
ShopRite Pharmacy of Clinton
ShopRite Pharmacy of East Brunswick
ShopRite Pharmacy of Elizabeth
ShopRite Pharmacy of Englewood
ShopRite Pharmacy of Flanders
ShopRite Pharmacy of Glassboro
ShopRite Pharmacy of Greater Morristown
ShopRite Pharmacy of Greenwich
ShopRite Pharmacy of Hamilton Marketplace
ShopRite Pharmacy of Hazlet
ShopRite Pharmacy of Hillsborough
ShopRite Pharmacy of Hunterdon
ShopRite Pharmacy of Lincoln Park
ShopRite Pharmacy of Little Falls
ShopRite Pharmacy of Livingston
ShopRite Pharmacy of Marlboro
ShopRite Pharmacy of Marmora
ShopRite Pharmacy of Medford
ShopRite Pharmacy of Millville
ShopRite Pharmacy of Mullica Hill
ShopRite Pharmacy of Newark
ShopRite Pharmacy of Newton
ShopRite Pharmacy of Pennington
ShopRite Pharmacy of Rio Grande
ShopRite Pharmacy of Rochelle Park
ShopRite Pharmacy of Somers Point
ShopRite Pharmacy of Spotswood
ShopRite Pharmacy of Union Mill Road
ShopRite Pharmacy of Upper Deerfield
ShopRite Pharmacy of Washington
ShopRite Pharmacy of West Milford
ShopRite Pharmacy of Manahawkin
ShopRite Pharmacy of Fischer Boulevard

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy. Any opinions expressed are Dennis's own.

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