COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Information about Vaccine

Vaccines are safe and effective. Because vaccines are given to millions of healthy people — including children — to prevent serious diseases, they are held to very high safety standards.

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Camden County COVID-19 Health Hub

The Camden County Board of Commissioners along with Cooper University Health Care and Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing has launched the Camden County CPVID-19 Health Hub, located at Camden County College, providing a one stop shop for COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, and third doses, flu vaccines and COVID testing all inside one site.

Click here to learn more.

 

Third Dose of Pfizer, Moderna for Immunocompromised Individuals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems (weakened immune system) receive an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) at least four weeks after completing the two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna. There is no additional approval for individuals who received the (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine because more studies are need regarding its benefits.

CDC’s recommendation includes people with a range of conditions, such as recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advance or untreated HIV infection, active recipients of treatment for cancer, people who are taking some medications that weaken the immune system, and others. A full list of conditions can be found on the CDC website.

At this time, additional doses are only recommended for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems because they may not have received enough protection from their original two-dose vaccine series. People who have a weakened immune system are at higher risk of serious, prolonged illness. Studies have found that among fully vaccinated people hospitalized with COVID-19, immunocompromised people accounted for a large proportion (40–44%) of those breakthrough cases even though they only make up about 3 percent of the adult population. People who are immunocompromised are also more likely to spread COVID- 19 to household contacts. These updated recommendations can help to protect these individuals at a time when COVID-19 cases are on the rise.

The recommendation only applies to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) because studies have shown that those who have low or no protection after completing the two-dose series may have greater protection after receiving an additional dose. More studies are needed to see if immunocompromised people who received the (J&J/Janssen) vaccine will also benefit from an additional dose.

At a time when the Delta variant is surging, an additional vaccine dose for some people with weakened immune systems could help prevent serious and possibly life-threatening COVID-19 cases within this population. For more information about the Delta Variant visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html

For more information, view the CDC statement and the New Jersey Department of Health FAQ.

 

COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people aged 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnant-people.html


Vaccinating the Homebound:

New Jersey has launched a new process to help individuals who are homebound to obtain COVID-19 vaccination. Homebound individuals or their caregivers can now go tohttps://covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax, or call 1-855-568-0545, to complete a form to request in-home vaccination. Once the completed form is submitted, NJDOH will forward the form to a home health agency, local health department or other vaccination provider, and the individual who submitted the form will be contacted to schedule an in-home vaccination appointment.

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Second Vaccine Dose – FAQ

Does it matter which vaccine I receive?
The additional dose should be the same vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) you received for the first two doses. But, if the same vaccine given for the first two doses is not available, the other vaccine may be given. A person should not receive more than three mRNA COVID-19 vaccine doses.

What is the difference between an “additional dose” and a “booster dose? An “additional dose” refers to people with weakened immune systems who are recommended to receive another dose of an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) at least 28 days after the completion of the two-dose vaccine series. This is because they may not have received enough protection from their 2-dose vaccine series. A “booster dose” refers to people who received protection after completing their vaccine dose(s), but an extra dose may be needed because that protection decreases over time. The extra dose is given to help boost (increase) their level of protection.

Are booster doses now recommended?
Yes, booster doses are now recommended for some groups of people. The CDC recommends Pfizer boosters six months after their second dose for:
• Older adults age 65+ and those living in long-term care facilities
• Adults ages 50-64 at high risk of severe COVID-19, due to underlying medical conditions
• Adults ages 18-49 at high risk of severe COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions should consider a booster based on an assessment of their individual benefits and risks and consultation with their medical provider.
• Adults age 18-64 for people whose jobs put them at high risk for COVID-19. For additonal information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine booster if I am NOT in one of the recommended groups?
Additional populations may be recommended to receive a booster shot as more data becomes available. The COVID-19 vaccines approved and authorized in the United States continue to be effective at reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. However, the virus that causes COVID-19 constantly changes. Experts are looking at all available data to understand how well the vaccines are working for different populations. This includes looking at how new variants, like Delta, affect vaccine effectiveness.

What should people who received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine do?
The Pfizer-BioNTech booster authorization only applies to people whose primary series was Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. People in the recommended groups who got the Moderna or J&J/Janssen vaccine will likely need a booster shot. More data on the effectiveness and safety of Moderna and J&J/Janssen booster shots are expected in the coming weeks. With those data in hand, CDC will keep the public informed with a timely plan for Moderna and J&J/Janssen booster shots.

 


Where I Can Get Vaccinated Now

Click here for a complete list of locations in New Jersey

 

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment at CC HUB Coming Soon

Information on Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

For more information, please visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/search.html?query=monoclonal+antibodies&referrerPageUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fcovid19.nj.gov%2F

 

Lost Your Vaccination Card?

You can access your official immunization record in your MyCooper Account.

Log in to MyCooper, go to the Health tab, choose “Immunizations,” and click on the small printer icon in the upper right corner to access printer-friendly documentation of your official Covid-19 vaccination record.

If you are unable to access your MyCooper account call the Covid-19 hotline at (856) 549-0530 for assistance.

Docket App

Docket is an app from the NJ Department of Health that makes it easier for you and your family to securely access your COVID-19 vaccination record.

If you don’t have your vaccination card with you or lost it, you can easily access your record through the app to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as needed.

The Docket app is free and available in the App store or on Google Play in English or Spanish depending on Smartphone settings.