As the state of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change, the Camden County Health Hub will be modifying its hours.
This week’s vaccine hours are as follows:
- 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday
- Closed Wednesday
- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday
- Closed Friday
Beginning the week of June 27, the Health Hub will only be open on from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday’s and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday’s.
There will also be no testing on site but test kits will be available for residents to pick up and test at their leisure.
In addition to the modified hours, the Health Hub will now administer the Pfizer vaccine to children six months to four years old and the Moderna vaccine to children six months to five years old, after the Food and Drug Administration recently authorized the use in this age group.
“I think parents of young children everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “It’s been a long road of exercising extreme caution and waiting for the green light to vaccinate this age group. And now that the FDA has given its authorization, we are just one step closer to a post-pandemic world. Now it’s important to recognize that these children under age 5 who receive the Pfizer vaccine will be given three doses at one-tenth the strength of adult doses and children under age 6 who receive the Moderna vaccine for their age group will receive two doses at one-quarter the strength of an adult dose. We know that vaccines are our best tool to fight against this insidious virus and now some of the most vulnerable will be able to be protected. So, if you are the parent of a child in this age group, please consider getting them vaccinated.”
Last month, the Health Hub began administering booster shots to children ages 5 to 11. All adults and children ages 5 to 17 are all eligible now eligible for their booster shots.
“To receive the full protection of the vaccine, you need that third dose,” Cappelli continued. “Especially for those young children, it’s crucial that they are completely up to date with their vaccinations so please, make an appointment for a first, second or third dose at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com.”
More information regarding Camden County’s preparations and response related to the COVID-19 pandemic is available by visiting camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-to-date information.