AtlantiCare nurse Siani Alicea, RN, vaccinates Mindy Healy of Waretown.

ATLANTIC CITY – The Atlantic County COVID-19 Vaccination Megasite team marked a milestone Tuesday when it administered the site’s 250,000th vaccination to Mindy Healy of Waretown. It was her second dose.

“I’m so happy to have gotten my second dose. I want to be safe to serve my customers, many of whom are older, and to protect my family and everyone,” said Healy, abartender at MJ’s Restuarant, Bar and Grill in Bayville.

Healy’s husband Bill, an attorney, also received his second dose.

“My mother lives in Pennsvylania. I want to be able to see her and to protect her and others. Everybody has to do their part for the collective good,” he said.

From left, Siani Alicea, RN, Mindy and Bill Healy, and FEMA support specialist Sagrario Ramos.

The Healys said friend referred them to the site and they’ve since referred other friends.

“They team is wonderful,” Mindy Healy said. “I referred one of my coworkers. As soon as he got his second dose, he sent me a picture of his ‘AtlantiCare COVID-19 Vaccinated’ pin.”

“Providing a quarter of a million vaccinations takes extraordinary teamwork,” megasite manager, nurse Sherrie Bragg said. “We are so grateful for the support of the New Jersey Air National Guard, FEMA, the Coast Guard, and all those ensuring we are protecting our community through the megasite and its off-site clinics. And of course, we are so thankful that so many individuals have chosen to be vaccinated. We encourage all those eligible, which currently includes those 16 and older, to be vaccinated. We still have work to do.”

Individuals seeking to be vaccinated at the site are encouraged to make an appointment at

Vaccination hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week and walk-ins are welcome from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The megasite is located in the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd. Parking is free. The team offers special accommodations for those who have disabilities.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.