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.

Click here for more information and downloads about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

Camden County Vaccination Center

The Camden County Vaccination is closed to allow for more pop-up vaccination sites throughout the county.  Please CLICK HERE to see a listing of pop-up vaccination sites. 

 


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.

https://healthsurveys.nj.gov/NoviSurvey/TakeSurveyPage.aspx?s=1dde991c14ba47d8bde17b5a065861d8&tsid=d78903ed09934b25b1125dcbc5b292fe&c=en-US

 


 

COVID-19 Vaccine Comparisons

Below is important information on the three available COVID-19 Vaccines available.  To learn more about all three vaccines, click here.

Available Vaccines Pfizer-BioNTech Moderna Johnson & Johnson
Hospitalizations and Death 100% in preventing hospitalization from COVID-19 symptoms. 100% in preventing hospitalization from COVID-19 symptoms. 100% in preventing hospitalization from COVID-19 symptoms.
Side Effects Include pain at the injection site, redness of the skin, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, nausea and fever. Include pain at the injection site, redness of the skin, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, nausea and fever. Include pain at the injection site, redness of the skin, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, nausea and fever.
Type mRNA-based mRNA-based Adenovirus-based
Shelf life Can be kept in a standard refrigerator for up to 5 days, in a dry-ice chest for up to 30 days, or in an ultra-cold freezer (-94 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to 6 months. Can be kept at room temperature for up to 12 hours, a standard refrigerator for up to 30 days, and a standard freezer for up to 6 months. Can be kept in normal refrigerator temperature (36°F to 46°F) for at least three months; -13°F to 5°F for long-term storage.
How to administer 2 shots, 3 weeks apart 2 shots, 4 weeks apart 1 shot
Who can get vaccinated 16 years and older 18 years and older 18 years and older
Observation Period 15 minutes to watch for rare allergic reactions;
30 minutes for history of serious allergic reactions
15 minutes to watch for rare allergic reactions;
30 minutes for history of serious allergic reactions
15 minutes to watch for rare allergic reactions;
30 minutes for history of serious allergic reactions
Production capacity Predicts it will produce up to 50 million vaccine doses for global distribution by the end of 2020, and up to 1.3 billion doses in 2021. Predicts it will have 20 million doses ready to ship in the US by the end of 2020 and produce 500 million–1 billion doses globally in 2021. Predicts nearly 4 million available immediately in the U.S. upon FDA authorization; 20 million by the end of March and 100 million by the end of June. 

Sources: 

FACT:  The data from phase 3 clinical trials for all three vaccines show that all of them are 100 percent effective in preventing hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

FACT:  It’s important to maintain existing protective measures after getting vaccinated.  Wear a cloth or disposable mask when in public (both indoors and outdoors). Practice social distancing (keep at least 6 feet space between you and others). Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, not your hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Stay home if you are sick and avoid sick people.

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Information About Second Vaccination Dose (for Moderna Vaccine Only)

Everyone should receive two doses of vaccine in order to have maximum protection against the virus.  There is no known loss of efficacy of the second dose as long as you receive the second dose within six weeks of receiving their first dose.

  • You should schedule your second dose appointment at the same place where you got your first dose.
  • If you received your first dose by registering directly at Camden County Vaccination Center, you scheduled your second dose when you had your first appointment.
  • Camden County Vaccination Center is currently administering Moderna. Your second dose will be Moderna.  It is recommended that the second dose is the same brand of your first dose
  • If you did not register with Camden County Vaccination Center, you did not receive your first dose with us, therefore, you need to contact the site where you registered and received your first dose for assistance with scheduling your second dose.
  • If you made your first dose appointment through the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, you will receive a scheduled second dose appointment and an email confirmation with the details of the second dose appointment.

 

Second Vaccine Dose – FAQ

Do I need to get my first shot again if I have missed the recommended window for my second dose?

If you have missed the recommended window for your second dose, you do not have to repeat the first dose. Your second dose should be scheduled at your earliest convenience.

 

How long can I wait to get my second dose?

The second dose should be administered as close to the recommended window as possible. However, if you are not able to get your second dose at the recommended time, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.

 

What if I don’t know what was the first dose of vaccine ?

Call the vaccine location where you received your first dose to confirm what vaccine your received. Either of the currently authorized mRNA COVID-19 vaccines can be used when indicated; ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) does not state a product preference. However, these mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are not interchangeable with each other or with other COVID-19 vaccine products. The safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated. Both doses of the series should be completed with the same product.

In exceptional situations in which the first-dose vaccine product cannot be confirmed or is no longer available, any available mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may be administered at a minimum interval of 28 days between doses to complete the mRNA COVID-19 vaccination series. If two doses of different mRNA COVID-19 vaccine products are administered in these situations (or inadvertently), no additional doses of either product are recommended at this time.

Do I need to repeat my first dose if I am beyond the recommended time for my second dose?

There is no need to repeat your first dose. The second dose should be scheduled at your earliest convenience.

 

When do I schedule my second dose?

If you have received your first dose at Camden County vaccination center, you will be scheduled for your second dose when you come for your fist appointment. If you’ve scheduled your first dose at another location, that location is responsible to provide you with a second dose.

Persons should not be scheduled to receive the second dose earlier than recommended (i.e., 3 weeks [Pfizer-BioNTech] or 1 month [Moderna]). However, second doses administered within a grace period of 4 days earlier than the recommended date for the second dose are still considered valid. Doses inadvertently administered earlier than the grace period should not be repeated.

References:
Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC
Vaccines FAQ (idsociety.org)

 


Where I Can Get Vaccinated Now

Click here for a complete list of locations in New Jersey

Click Here for a list of mega sites in New Jersey

 


Medical Professionals Sought for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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) 549-0530, or complete this form.

 

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.