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.
Click here for more information and downloads about the COVID-19 Vaccine.
- Why Get Vaccinated?
- CDC: Benefits of Getting the COVID Vaccine: Vaccine Facts
- General Vaccine Safety
- Vaccination Priority Information
- POD Fact Sheet
- Getting Back To Normal By Using All Our Tools
- COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit
- Vaccine Roll Out Information Site from The State Of New Jersey
- Three Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
Camden County Vaccination Center
The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in a joint public health effort with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health – New Jersey, will begin vaccinating individuals at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College – Blackwood Campus. On-line scheduling is available..
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE
Click here to view instructions on how to schedule your appointment. Pease refer to the Distribution Phases below to see if you are eligible at this time.
Camden County Vaccination Center is administering the Moderna Vaccine, which is which requires 2 doses 28 days apart. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Moderna Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in adults 18 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization. We cannot vaccinate persons younger than 18 years of age.
Vaccines are limited to “all adults who live, work, or are being educated in” New Jersey.
The following information contains the updated vaccine roll out plan for Camden County and the State of New Jersey. Please note timelines and dates may change.
For more information on Who is eligible, visit the State the New Jersey’s Vaccination Information Page.
Vaccine Distribution Phase 1 – (Phrase 1A Currently In-Progress)
Phrase 1 is divided into three categories.
Category 1A (Limited Vaccines)
Persons in Health Care Settings
Definition of Healthcare Settings
- Persons working in health settings with direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, paid or unpaid.
- Long Term Care Residents and Staff
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Home Care Workers
- Urgent Care Clinics
- Dialysis Centers
- Dental Offices
- Funeral Homes
- Public Health Offices
- Group Homes
- EMS Workers
- Police Officers
- Fire Fighters
- People aged 65 years and older
- Adults with underlying medical conditions or immunocompromised
Governor Phil Murphy announced two additional categories of New Jersey residents eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Beginning Thursday, January 14, all New Jersey residents ages 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Those conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, heart conditions, obesity and severe obesity, sickle cell disease, smoking, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.
Additional Essential Workers
Definition of Essential Workers
- First Responders
- Law Enforcement
- Law Enforcement
- Food and Agriculture
- Water Sanitation
Other Essential Workers
Vaccine Distribution Phase 2
- Remainder of Phase 1
- Persons in Health Care Settings
- Essential Workers
- Critical Populations:
- Group Homes
- Homeless Shelters
- Other Congregate Settings
- Psychiatric Facilities
- Tribal Communities
- Communities Been Disproportionately Affected
- People Who Are Under or Uninsured
- Rural Communities
- People with Disabilities
Health Care Workers who currently fall into Category 1A in the Camden County vaccine rollout who are not associated with a hospital system can now get vaccinated at one of these seven locations in Camden County.
- CAMCare Health Corporation, 817 Federal Street, Camden
- CAMCare Health Corporation, 121 White Horse Pike, Clementine
- Project H.O.P.E, 519-525 West Street, Camden
- RMG Mount Ephraim, Mount Ephraim
- Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford (https://rowanmedicine.com/vaccine/)
- Shoprite Pharmacy, Laurel Springs
- Shoprite Pharmacy, Berlin
Please note these vaccinations are only for Health Care Worker who fall into the Category 1A rollout plan. Health Care workers must make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Vaccination sites will verify that you are a healthcare worker before administering the vaccine, and appropriate documentation will be required.
Click here for a complete list of locations in New Jersey
As our community prepares for an unprecedented effort to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to hundreds of thousands of residents in 2021, the Camden County Department of Health is seeking registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and medical professionals to support this once-in-a-century undertaking. All candidates for this task must have active licenses and certifications for facilitating and deploying vaccines.
If you are qualified and interested in joining this effort, please call the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at (856) 374-6000, or complete this form.