BurlCo health department now offering all three COVID vaccine boosters

To date, more than 278,000 Burlington County residents have become fully vaccinated from either of the three vaccines.

Special to The Sun: A nurse administers the COVID vaccine at a Burlington County Health Department clinic earlier this year.

The Burlington County Health Department is now offering all three COVID vaccine boosters to eligible residents at its regular vaccine clinics, including the recently authorized Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters.

Pfizer and Moderna boosters are now available for those who received their second shot more than six months ago and meet certain conditions or criteria that could make them more vulnerable Those include:

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  • People 65 or older
  • Adults living in a long-term care setting
  • Adults with underlying medical conditions
  • Adults who work or live-in high-risk settings

Johnson & Johnson boosters are available for anyone who was vaccinated with the single dose shot more than two months ago. No other conditions are required.

“Available data shows that all three vaccines offer strong, effective protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and these boosters can help extend that protection,” said Dr. Herb Conaway, director of the Burlington County Health Department. “This is important for people who are at high-risk of serious complications from COVID-19, including smokers and those who are obese, so we’re encouraging all who are eligible to get their booster. Our department also continues to make vaccines readily accessible for those who are still unvaccinated, and we’re imploring those who are still reluctant about the vaccines to reconsider and get their shots right away. Colder winter weather and increased indoor activity will only make the virus more dangerous for those who are not protected.”

The Burlington County Health Department runs clinics four days a week at fixed clinic sites. Residents can make an appointment with the New Jersey COVID-19 vaccine appointment finder at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder or simply walk-in; no appointments are necessary. The clinics run on the following schedule:

  • Mondays, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center, 53 Academy Drive, Westampton (drive-thru clinic);
  • Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palmyra Community Center, 30 West Broad, Palmyra;
  • Wednesdays, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Weimann Building, 400 Delanco Road, Edgewater Park;
  • Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bordentown Township Senior Center, 3 Municipal Drive, Bordentown.

 Residents seeking boosters should bring proof of vaccination, such as their vaccine card, immunization record or their record on the Docket app.

To date, more than 278,000 Burlington County residents have become fully vaccinated from either of the three vaccines. So far nearly 30,000 county residents have received either a third-dose or COVID booster shot.

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