(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Health Hub will be extending its practice this week by adding an additional day for COVID vaccine appointments on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The hub will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to provide more access and opportunity for adult booster shots, pediatric first doses and Pfizer booster shots for 16 and 17-year olds.
This comes on the heels of the Commissioners Board announcing they will now administer Pfizer booster shots to children ages 16 and 17 after the Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control and Prevention authorized this age group to receive an additional dose last week.
“Opening up new appointments as we move further into the holiday season is the right and necessary thing to do for our community,” Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “We want all of our friends and neighbors to be as protected as possible as we manage the spread of the Omicron variant and we continue to deal with the Delta variant of Covid-19. I hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to get boosted for the holiday season.”
On the same day, Camden County Health Department partner, Cooper University Health Care, will have more than 40 other sites in their network open for COVID vaccine appointments.
You can make an appointment at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com. In addition, to the special operating hours on Dec. 15, the facility, located on the Blackwood campus of Camden County College continues to be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for additional appointments.
Everyone 18 and older has been eligible for booster shots since Nov. 19 regardless of prior health qualifiers. Adults can receive a booster six months after getting a second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after a Johnson & Johnson shot. Pfizer is the only booster shot authorized for the new age bracket while Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines remain authorized only for adults.