(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Beginning Thursday, May 27, the Camden County Vaccination Center in Blackwood will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine each Thursday. The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in children and teens 12 to 17 years old.
The vaccination site, which is operated by the county in partnership with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health-New Jersey, is currently accepting patients both with and without appointments. Nearly 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered at the site since it opened in January.
“While our team continues to stress that all three of the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, this is the only vaccine available for children in the 12- to 17-year-old age group,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We have several thousand doses of Pfizer ready to go for the first time since opening our site, having predominantly had the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines available to this point. Parents, children, and all county residents are encouraged to come and take advantage of this opportunity if they have not already been vaccinated.”
Patients interested in making an appointment to secure their slot can do so by visiting camdencountyvaccine.com or by calling (856) 549-0530. The Vaccination Center is currently open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.