By: Follow South Jersey Staff
NORTHFIELD, N.J. — Holiday gatherings and travel raise the concerns of increases in flu and COVID-19 cases across the country.
The Atlantic County Division of Public Health wants to remind residents about the availability of free vaccinations at its weekly clinics, including flu shots and the choice of the Johnson & Johnson or Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.
Residents 18 years and older may obtain vaccinations and/or boosters in Northfield at 201 S. Shore Road, Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, and in Hammonton at 310 Bellevue Avenue each Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. No ID or insurance is required, but vaccination cards should be presented.
COVID-19 boosters provide a “boost” of protection as vaccine efficacy can decrease over time, thereby reducing the amount of protection against the virus.
Boosters are available to all adults who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine two or more months ago and those who completed the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccine six or more months ago. Residents may mix or match the booster vaccines according to current Centers for Disease Control guidelines. They may prefer the vaccine type they originally received or may choose to get a different booster.
The Division of Public Health also provides first and second doses of the Moderna vaccine or one-dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for adults 18 years and older. For those who are 65 years and older and immunocompromised, a third dose of Moderna vaccine is available four weeks after completion of the primary two-dose regimen.
Clinics are available on a walk-in basis without an appointment. Face masks are required for entrance. For more information, please call (609) 645-5933.
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are also available at pharmacies, pop-up clinics, through health care providers and more. To find a location, visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder.
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