Gloucester Township, NJ) – Based on the approvals from both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the Camden County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with Cooper University Health Care and the Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing, are opening up appointments to administer both the Moderna and J&J booster doses at the Camden County Health Hub. The hub located at Camden County College’s Blackwood campus is seeing 250 appointments a day in a mobile clinic where patients get inoculated in their cars.
“We got great news from the FDA and CDC on Thursday night with their approvals of these important booster doses from both Moderna and J&J,” Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said. “Both will now be offered at our hub and appointments can be made at camdencountyvaccine.com. These new boosters will help us provide additional protection for the elderly, front-line workers, and those who are immunocompromised. In short, don’t waste time, if you’re eligible make your appointment to see us today.”
The operational hours for phase one of the health hub are Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. These days and times are subject to change based on the demand from the community. Individuals can register for an appointment at www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com and vaccinations and COVID testing are being administered by appointment only.
The Camden County Health Hub has been constructed in two phases. The first phase, which opened on Oct. 14, is administering first doses, second doses of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. It also includes booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna and J&J for eligible members of the population and third doses of both Moderna and Pfizer. Phase two will encompass COVID testing and other amenities starting on Nov. 1.
“Moving forward it looks like we will see a decision rendered soon by the FDA for children who are 5-years-old and above becoming eligible for the shot,” Cappelli said. “Based on the forthcoming approvals the Camden County Department of Health and our health hub location will be ready and willing to vaccinate all of our school-age children.”
The health hub site operates in the vast parking lot on the college campus utilizing pop-up clinical pods as residents are seen from the comfort of their cars. The convenience and accessibility for the public to clinicians and vaccines will be unlike any other service provided in the region. Depending on patient need, public health professionals will have multiple drive-thru lines for residents to use for their visit at the outdoor complex.
To date, 371,289 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 312,457 are fully vaccinated and 30,107 have received a third dose or booster shot. More information regarding vaccination rates throughout the county and available on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard at covid19.nj.gov.