County Waits For More COVID-19 Vaccine From State

first_imgCape May County has administered more than 8,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to date. Cape May County’s Department of Health has begun to administer the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as it awaits a greater supply of vaccine from the state.The county’s first vaccination site was established for the new year and another site will be fully operational before or on Feb. 1, according to a press release Thursday.Residents are encouraged to go to to register for the vaccine.  Once registered, residents will receive a notice from the state informing them that they can go into the system and schedule their vaccination appointment.Currently, the county is following the guidelines set forth by the state and administering vaccines to eligible residents who previously registered and to frontline personnel.Residents are reminded that they must pre-register on the New Jersey State Vaccine Registration System. A link to the registration and other information can be found at“The beginning of our vaccination efforts has been challenging given the fact that we must await the state’s distribution of doses,” said County Commissioner Len Desiderio, co-chair of the County Recovery Task Force. “But rest assured, we are doing everything that needs to be done to vaccinate as many of our residents as we can as quickly as possible once the state provides us with a sufficient supply of the vaccine.”Based on vaccine availability, after a resident registers, he or she will receive an email notice of how and when to schedule an appointment. Vaccines are scheduled by appointment only. There are no walk-ins. Vaccination center locations will be provided upon scheduling the appointment.Information on current eligibility for the vaccine can be found at read more

Croatia awarded in China as the most desirable new tourist destination

first_imgAccording to the decision of the readers of the Chinese edition of Travel + Leisure magazine, Croatia was awarded in the category of the most desirable new European destination for Chinese tourists in 2018.Award ceremony China Travel Awards – World Best Awards was held in Shanghai, in the presence of diplomatic representatives, representatives of tourist boards, hotels, tour operators and airlines, each in their own category awarded by this famous magazine read by more than a million people in China.She has received the award, which has been awarded for 12 years Pearl Fabrio Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the People’s Republic of China. The competition for the most desirable new destination was organized during the second half of last year, and readers chose a new destination that they intend to visit as soon as possible. In addition to Croatia, which was selected in the category of European destinations, the awards were also won by Argentina, Tahiti and Myanmar, while the best “old” destinations were Australia, Japan and Thailand.The director of the CNTB Head Office, Kristjan Staničić, also commented on the award, emphasizing that this is the first award of this type that Croatia has received on the Chinese market.  “We are extremely pleased with the award, especially in the year that has been declared the EU-China tourist year. The award also confirms the excellent potential of Croatia as a tourist destination in the large and extremely important Chinese market. This is a confirmation of our assessments and decisions to strengthen Croatia’s presence in China through the implementation of additional promotional activities, but also through the opening of the CNTB office in Shanghai. We are encouraged by the results from last year, during which we achieved high double-digit increases in tourist traffic from the Chinese market, 57 percent in arrivals and 48 percent in overnight stays. “, he said director Staničić, adding that Croatia is ready for a larger arrival of Chinese tourists who are not exclusively motivated by coming to Croatia because of the sun and the sea, but especially appreciate our natural beauty and historical and cultural heritage.Chinese Travel + Leisure is part of the American Travel + Leisure magazine owned by Time Inc. groups. According to the magazine’s director Diggle Tian as many as 70 percent of Chinese tourists who will travel abroad this year still do not know exactly which destination to choose for their trip.last_img read more