TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/CNN) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the state is working to prevent double-booked vaccine appointments. A system glitch with the state’s online vaccine scheduling system caused trouble at the Gloucester County vaccine mega-site yesterday.
“Unfortunately, we needed to cancel a number of appointments that were erroneously double-booked. We will work with those canceled on rescheduling their appointments at the nearest available time. We regret the confusion this technical issue caused and we are working with our vendor,” Murphy said.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Students Set To Return To Classroom Monday For First Time In Nearly A Year
In a statement, the director of the Gloucester County Commissioners says the trouble began when they had to switch to a backup scheduling system because the state’s system went down.
Meanwhile, New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 single-shot vaccine was shown to be 66% effective in preventing moderate and severe disease in a global Phase 3 trial, but 85% efficacy against severe disease, the company announced.
The vaccines already on the market in the U.S. are about 95% effective overall against symptomatic COVID-19, with perhaps even higher efficacy against severe cases.
But experts say the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will still be useful against the pandemic in the United States and around the world.READ MORE: Philly Police Identify Suspect, Edward Prince, Wanted In Fatal Hit-And-Run That Dragged 60-Year-Old Feet Nearly 300 Feet
(©Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company contributed to this report.)
MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COMPolice Investigating ATM Robbery At Northeast Philadelphia Convenience Store