NJ COVID-19 hotline swamped. Vaccine shortage continues

As vaccine remains in such short supply, some first-dose appointments canceled at one South Jersey hospital

The demand for vaccines continues to surpass supply in New Jersey. The state launched a new vaccine hotline Monday, and tens of thousands of residents called trying to make an appointment. The line is intended to help residents, especially seniors, who struggle with going online to navigate the state’s COVID-19 vaccination system.

As the most vulnerable struggle to get limited appointments, one strategy is to bring the vaccine to them. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.