(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Staff at the Camden County Vaccination Center at Camden County College in Blackwood have administered more than 51,000 total doses of the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines as of this morning, Monday, March 15. The vaccination site is operated by the county in partnership with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health-New Jersey, and currently provides approximately one of every four vaccinations administered throughout the county.
“This is the single largest public health undertaking our county has ever attempted, and after roughly two months this effort has been nothing short of incredible,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “With the help of our partner institutions and dedicated county employees, we have created one of the most successful vaccination sites in the state and potentially the country. With the addition of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, and with production hopefully ramping up in the near future, we expect to continue increasing our daily operational capacity as we get closer to achieving widespread inoculation.”
These vaccinations combined with our other healthcare partners and pharmacies have provided more than 31 percent of the eligible population with at least one dose of the COVID vaccine in Camden County. The current countywide count of vaccine doses is 122,291 first doses and 61,333 second doses. More than 80,000 seniors over the age of 65 throughout the county have received their vaccination.
The Camden County Vaccination Clinic is currently open to those with appointments only, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are available for eligible residents at camdencountyvaccine.com.
Vaccine eligibility is determined by the Governor. Those currently eligible for vaccination include:
- Persons aged 65 and older
- Persons aged 16 to 64 years old, who have at least one of the following chronic medical conditions that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Down syndrome
- Heart conditions (including heart failure, coronary artery disease, and cardiomyopathy)
- Obesity (BMI greater than 30)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type-2 diabetes
- Immunocompromised due to organ transplant (talk to your doctor)
- Pregnancy (talk to your doctor)
- Educators, including support staff, in pre-K through 12th grade settings;
- Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings;
- Public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare, and airport employees; NJ TRANSIT workers; and Motor Vehicle Commission staff;
- Public safety workers who are not sworn law enforcement or fire professionals, including probation officers and fire safety inspectors;
- Migrant farm workers;
- Members of tribal communities; and,
- Individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in shelters, including domestic violence shelters.
Additionally, beginning on Monday, March 29, frontline essential workers in the following categories are also eligible for vaccination:
- Food production, agriculture, and food distribution;
- Eldercare and support;
- Warehousing and logistics;
- Social services support staff;
- Elections personnel;
- Medical supply chain;
- Postal and shipping services;
- Clergy; and,
- Judicial system.
If you are having difficulty scheduling your appointment online or you need to reschedule your second appointment, contact us by email at COVID19VaxCenter@camdencounty.com. If you have any questions, reach out to the COVID-19 Vaccination Center Hotline at (856) 549-0530.