GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - Camden County has surpassed 97,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses at over two dozen centers across the region, County Commissioner Jeff Nash said in a press conference Thursday morning.

Pharmacy and local vaccine hubs will ramp up their efforts based on new deliveries. 

Over the weekend ,Cooper University Health Care also opened a Camden City site at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

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“We are at the mercy of the state and the mercy of the federal government [when it comes to vaccine deliveries],” Nash said. “You may have seen…this week that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been tentatively approved and awaiting final approval. No matter which of the three vaccinations you are scheduled or able to receive, my advice and the advice of the doctors and healthcare workers is to take the vaccination when it is available to you.”

Last week, the county, which has grown more optimistic with positive coronavirus trends, administered 1,680 vaccines in a single day. At Camden County College site in Blackwood, supported by Cooper and Jefferson Health, over 22,000 shots have been provided including 4,000 second doses and 18,000 first doses.

Nash noted improvements in the following categories:

  • Last week total of 670 new positive cases (down from 721 the week before and more than 2,100 during first week of January)
  • Infection rate of 0.88
  • Positivity rate of 7.06%
  • Average of 103 new positive cases a day

With help from local municipalities, the county also launched a senior vaccination project in early February.

“A part of that project included partnering with our senior housing units in Camden County, as well as our mayors and council members in our municipalities. [We] trained them by Zoom on how to register a senior…. Because many times seniors do not have access to mobile devices, they don't have access to computers, and even if they do many times is very difficult to navigate the website,” said Koren Norwood, health education supervisor for the county.

Nearly 1,000 seniors had their appointments - which stretched as far as October - moved to February. Officials said they define seniors as residents 65 and older.

What's more, Nash continued to encourage residents to sign up to their shot, as appointments will likely continue to be moved up with larger shot deliveries.

The county is currently around 39,000 positive cases and has confirmed over 1,000 deaths linked to the respiratory virus.

“We expect the trends to continue in a positive direction, but we should not allow these positive trends to give us a false sense of security,” Nash implored. “The virus is still there, it is hurting people each and every day, some very severely, it is upending our lives, businesses, families. There is nothing that is positive about a virus that has invaded our community. So it is important that everyone must do their part to protect ourselves.”

Toward the end of the brief, Caryelle Lasher, assistant public health coordinator, emphasized that while vaccines for other illnesses are also important, the COVID-19 vaccine should be residents' priority.

Camden County residents can access the Morristown Mall mega-site, which you can learn more about here: www.virtua.org/services/mega-site-faqs.

The New Jersey Health Department has also listed the following sites in Camden County:

1

CAMcare Health Corporation

817 Federal Street Camden

Camden

18 years

(856) 583-2400

camcare.net/camcare-appointments

2

CAMcare Health Corporation

121 South White Horse Pike Clementon

Camden

18 years

(856) 583-2400

 

3

Camden County Vaccination Center

Camden County College Blackwood

Camden

18 years

(856) 549-0530

camdencounty.com/vaccineregistration/

4

CVS Pharmacy

Vorhees

Camden

18 years

(800) 746-7287

cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

5

Osborn Family Health Center

1601 Haddon Avenue Camden

Camden

18 years

(856) 757-3700

osbornfamilyhealthcenter.com

6

Project H.O.P.E.

519-525 West Street

Camden

Camden

18 years

(856) 968-2320

projecthopecamden.org

7

Rite Aid Store 00236

1360 Blackwood Clementon Road Clementon

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

8

Rite Aid Store 00789

501 Clements Bridge Road Barrington

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

9

Rite Aid Store 00837

715 Haddon Avenue Haddonfield

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

10

Rite Aid Store 00843

608 North Warwick Road Somerdale

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

11

Rite Aid Store 01596

480 Centennial Boulevard Vorhees

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

12

Rite Aid Store 01866

375 White Horse Pike Atco

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

13

Rite Aid Store 10440

1492 Chews Landing Road Laurel Springs

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

14

Rite Aid Store 10444

423 W. Crystal Lake Avenue, Suite 7 Haddonfield

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

15

Rite Aid Store 10445

1360 Brace Road Cherry Hill

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

16

Rite Aid Store 10447

700 Haddonfield Berlin Road Vorhees

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

17

Rite Aid Store 10448

111 Route 73 Vorhees

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

18

Rite Aid Store 10463

403 Sickerville Road Sicklerville

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

19

Rite Aid Store 10467

677 Cross Keys Road Sicklerville

Camden

18 years

 

riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

20

Riverside Medical Group Camden

318 White Horse Pike Haddon Heights

Camden

18 years

(856) 547-6000

riversidemedgroup.com

21

Riverside Medical Group Mount Ephraim

2 South Black Horse Pike

Mount Ephraim

Camden

18 years

(856) 931-3107

 

22

Riverside Medical Group Urgent Care Center - Cherry Hill

2322 Route 38 Cherry Hill

Camden

18 years

(856) 779-0783

riversidemedgroup.com

23

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

1 Medical Drive

Stratford

Camden

18 years

(888) 253-9133

rowanmedicine.com/vaccine

24

ShopRite Pharmacy #507

1200 Chews Landing Road

Laurel Springs

Camden

18 years

(856) 627-8137

vaccines.shoprite.com

25

ShopRite Pharmacy #531

Route 73 & Minck Avenue

West Berlin

Camden

18 years

(856) 627-8137

vaccines.shoprite.com

Watch Thursday’s press conference here:

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