Camden County COVID-19 Health Hub
in partnership with:
The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in a joint public health effort with Cooper University Health Care and
Camden County Health HUB Updates:
Camden County Health HUB is now closed.
- If you are in need of a vaccine the Bellmawr clinic will be offering limited vaccines by appointment only.*
- When: 1st Thursday of every month
- Where: 35 East Browning Rd. Bellmawr, NJ 08031
- Time: 9AM-3PM
Who is eligible: Pediatric Pfizer patients
Bivalent Vaccines: Updated Boosters
As of August 31, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to authorize bivalent formulations of the vaccines for use as a single booster dose at least two months following primary or booster vaccination.
What is a bivalent vaccine?
- Bivalent vaccines are vaccines that stimulate an immune response against more than one antigen. This can mean two different viruses, or two variations of one virus.
- The bivalent vaccines, which we will also refer to as “updated boosters,” contain two messenger RNA (mRNA) components of SARS-CoV-2 virus, one of the original strains of SARS-CoV-2 and the other one in common between the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2.
- Updated COVID-19 boosters add Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 spike protein components to the current vaccine composition, helping to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination by targeting variants that are more transmissible and immune-evading.
What is a monovalent vaccine?
- The COVID-19 vaccines and boosters which targeted the original type of COVID-19 discovered in late 2019, are considered “monovalent” vaccines.
Moderna bivalent vaccine
- Moderna’s bivalent vaccine is designed to target newer Omicron subvariants of BA.4 and BA.5 alongside the original strain of COVID.
- The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 18 years of age and older.
Pfizer bivalent vaccine
- Pfizer’s bivalent vaccine targets both the original type of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. Specifically, it targets the spike protein associated with the BA.1 subvariant of Omicron.
- The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 12 years of age and older.
Who is eligible to receive a single booster dose and when:
- Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
- Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
Important note: Monovalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are NO LONGER authorized for use as boosters in people ages 12 years and older.
- According to the FDA, monovalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized as booster doses for people ages 12 and older, meaning monovalent booster doses can no longer be given to people ages 12 years and older, even if the person had not previously received a monovalent booster. People 12 and older must complete their primary vaccine series prior to being eligible to receive the bivalent booster.
For more information and fact sheets visit: www.fda.gov.
COVID-19 hotline: (856) 549-0530
5 and under Covid-19 vaccines:
For children ages 6 months – 4 years, vaccination is a 2- or 3-dose series, depending on chosen vaccines. Your child will be scheduled for their follow-up dose before you leave the hub.
*Pfizer only at this location for pediatrics*
If you have any medical concerns regarding the vaccine, please consult with your pediatrician. If you have any questions about the hub, please contact the health department at 856-549-0530.