By: Follow South Jersey Staff
BLACKWOOD, N.J. — The Camden County Health Hub will begin to administer a fourth dose of Pfizer and Moderna to people 50 and older or immunocompromised individuals after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of a second booster, according to the county.
“This is another positive development in our fight against COVID-19,” Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said in a press release from the county. “Getting a booster shot just adds another layer of protection and this dose will provide that extra protection to those in our community who are most at risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.”
The FDA amended the emergency use authorizations as follows:
Everyone 18 and older has been eligible for their first booster shots since Nov. 19, 2021, regardless of prior health qualifiers. Adults can receive a booster six months after getting a second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after a Johnson & Johnson shot.
“This second booster can truly make a difference for those who are most vulnerable to the virus,” Cappelli continued. “So please, if you’re eligible, get your second booster dose to keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy.”
The Camden County Health Hub, located on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College, also offers first and second doses and first booster shots. Operational hours at the Camden County Health Hub vaccine clinic run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
Appointments can be made by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com. The Blackwood Campus of Camden County College is located at 200 College Dr, Blackwood.
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