(Gloucester Township, NJ) — The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with Cooper University Health Care and the Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing, are moving all 250 vaccine and booster appointments to Wed, Oct. 27, because of the incoming Nor’easter. The upcoming storm is forecast to bring several inches of rain and wind gusts up to 40 mph creating untenable outdoor clinical conditions. All appointments will be kept at the same time and move to the next day.
“It unfortunate this storm is coming in when we have a full slate of appointments and are now able to give the newly approved Moderna and J&J boosters,” Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said. “Nevertheless, our public health officials and clinicians are planning to take up the task the next day, so hopefully everyone can keep their appointments. Since the announcement of the creation of the health hub we have seen a surge of appointments for boosters and third doses. This will be a minor setback and we look forward to continuing to get this tool into the hands of as many residents as possible before the winter and holiday season starts to get into a post pandemic world.”
The operational hours for phase one of the health hub are Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. These days and times are subject to change based on the demand from the community. Individuals can register for an appointment at www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com
and vaccinations and COVID testing are being distributed by appointment only.
The Camden County Health Hub has been constructed in two phases. The first phase, which opened on Oct. 14, is administering first doses, second doses of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. It also includes booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna and J&J for eligible members of the population and third doses of both Moderna and Pfizer. Phase two will encompass COVID testing and other amenities starting on Nov. 1.