Commissioners continue school vaccination initiative today at 10 a.m.

The Camden County Health Department, in partnership with the Rutgers School of Nursing, and Cooper University Health Care will be vaccinating students and parents at Timber Creek High School between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Camden County Health Department, in partnership with the Rutgers School of Nursing, and Cooper University Health Care will be vaccinating students and parents at Timber Creek High School between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The objective is to vaccinate as many students as possible to ensure the 2022 school year is uninterrupted and the community as whole gets one step closer to a post-pandemic world.

“The Delta variant continues to change the outlook of this pandemic on a daily basis. We need to get as many of our residents vaccinated as possible, and that certainly includes our 12- to 18-year-old students who will be returning to classrooms in the fall,” said Commissioner Al Dyer said. “By bringing the vaccine to directly into this community and the school, parents and students can get their shot in a familiar setting surrounding by faces they know and trust.”

In May, the US Food and Drug Administration issued the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s vaccine for 12- to 18-year-olds. The state Department of Health soon followed the decision with guidance for county public health departments to distribute the vaccine.

At this time, more than 300,000 residents have gotten at least one dose of a COVID vaccine in Camden County.