County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2021

County Commissioners announce partnership with VNACJ Community Health Center and Manalapan to vaccinate seniors

MANALAPAN, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners is announcing their partnership with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center (VNACJ CHC) and Manalapan Township to vaccinate the senior community in Manalapan.

“The County is committed to doing everything we can to help protect our most vulnerable residents, and right now getting our senior residents vaccinated is our priority,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “We are happy to provide the transportation for our seniors and help them in any way we can so that they can get these vaccines to protect themselves and get back to living their lives.”

The Monmouth County Department of Transportation will provide transportation to the VNACJ CHC vaccination site at Bell Works.

“When community partners work together, it is amazing what we can get done for our residents,” said Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley. “We are grateful to the VNACJ CHC for providing the vaccines and to Manalapan for helping to identify and coordinate with the seniors to get their appointments.”

Community Members who cannot travel to a site due to a disability or other medical condition will receive vaccinations in their community center or club house by the VNACJ CHC Mobile Vaccination Strike Team with support from Monmouth County.

“We at the VNACJ Community Health Center are honored to partner with Monmouth County and Manalapan Township in providing vaccines to our neighbors who are most vulnerable to COVID-19,” said Christopher Rinn, CEO of the organization.

Manalapan Township officials and the Manalapan Medical Reserves Corp are working to identify vulnerable members of their community and register them in the VNACJ CHC vaccine registration system. Registered community members will be given priority appointments.

“Manalapan Township officials would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in working to clear the town's COVID vaccine list of 65 year olds and above. It would not have been possible without the hard work of Monmouth County, from the Commissioner Director, Tom Arnone, through the Monmouth County Office on Aging, the VNACJ and their CEO Christopher Rinn, former Lt. Governor and current President of Fulfill, Kim Guadagno, and our own Manalapan Senior Center Director Elaine McNamara,” said Jack McNaboe, Mayor of Manalapan Township. “The town list consisted of over 400 Seniors who were pre-registered, but unable to secure a vaccine appointment time. We look forward to the same great partnership as we work to get the vulnerable disabled population of Manalapan immunized.”

Residents who are 60 years old and over, or 18 years old and older and disabled, with a confirmed vaccine appointment, may schedule a trip to the vaccine site by calling the Monmouth County Division of Transportation at 732-431-6480, option 1.

Transportation is only available during normal operating hours which are Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Residents who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can also go to the County’s website at and use the Monmouth County online vaccine scheduling system to make an appointment.

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