St. Rose parish center to serve as vaccination site


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FREEHOLD – An agreement has been reached by Freehold Borough officials to have coronavirus vaccinations for residents held at St. Rose of Lima parish center.

On March 15, members of the Borough Council confirmed an agreement with St. Rose of Lima and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center (VNA/CHC).

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The church’s parish center behind the church on McLean Street will serve as a coronavirus vaccination space for borough residents and other individuals who are eligible to receive the vaccine. The vaccination will be provided by the VNA/CHC, according to a resolution.

According to the resolution, representatives of the VNA/CHC sought permission from municipal officials to make the vaccine available to residents and asked for assistance in locating a space in Freehold Borough. An agreement was subsequently negotiated with St. Rose of Lima for the use of the parish center.

In other business, council members confirmed the appointment of Eduardo Madrigal as a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer; the resignation of Shawn Bailey as a member of the Freehold Fire Department, Richardson Engine Company No. 2; the retirement of Angel DeJesus as a senior groundskeeper in the Department of Public Works; and the appointment of James Porcelli as a member of the Freehold Fire Department, Monmouth Hose Company.

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