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OceanFirst Banks and Foundation Pledge $265,000 for COVID-19 Vaccine Initiatives

OceanFirst Banks and Foundation Pledge $265,000 for COVID-19 Vaccine Initiatives

Friday, December 18, 2020

With initial supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine beginning to arrive in New Jersey, OceanFirst Bank and OceanFirst Foundation and several locally headquartered banks and foundations have partnered to pledge $265,000 to hospitals to support their vaccination efforts. Several hospitals serving our neighbors in New Jersey will be receiving the donations, including: Hackensack Meridian Health, RWJBarnabas Health, CentraState Medical Center, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Cape Regional Medical Center, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Shore Medical Center.

OceanFirst Bank and OceanFirst Foundation, Manasquan Bank, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, and Valley Bank are among the banks pledging this important funding. Hospitals are working closely with the New Jersey Department of Health to assist with the state's wide-scale distribution program with a goal to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population in the state in a six-month period.