WESTERPTON – The Burlington County Department of Health will hold a vaccination clinic next week as part of a nationwide effort to vaccinate more residents by spring.
“Burlington County is one of the state’s leaders in vaccination and revaccination rates, and we are seeing results. The daily number of new infections and hospitalizations has dropped significantly, and there is reason to believe that we can enjoy a much more normal spring and summer than a year ago, ”said Dr. Herb Conaway, director of the Burlington County Department of Health. “Unfortunately, for the unvaccinated and unfortified, the danger will remain high if they do not act now to get the maximum protection available.”
The COVID-19 Booster Week Special Clinic will be held on Wednesday, February 23, from 5pm to 7pm at the Emergency Training Center, 53 Academy Drive, Westampton. The first and second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available, as well as boosters for all three of these vaccines.
In addition, vaccinations are still available at four static clinics in Burlington County in Eisham, Bordentown, Pemberton and Palmyra, as well as in the mega-vaccine site of Burlington County at Eastgate Square Mall in Mount Laurel.
Opening hours and location of Burlington County clinics: Mondays: The Nesbit Center, 1 Anderson Road, Pemberton (noon to 6 p.m.); Tuesdays: Palmyra Community Center, 30 West Broad Street (10 a.m. to 4 p.m .;); Wednesdays: The Gibson House, 535 East Main Street, Marlton (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); Thursdays: Bordentown Senior Center, 3 Municipal Drive, Bordentown (noon to 6 p.m.).
Walks are welcome at any of the clinics, and residents can make an appointment at https://patientportal.advancedmd.com/149623/onlinescheduling/existing or by calling 1-844-569-0390.
The Burlington Vaccine Megasite is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entries are available online at https://www.virtua.org/.
More than 304,000 Burlington County residents received the main series of vaccines (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson and Johnson), and more than 150,000 received a third dose or booster.
Seventy-eight percent of the population of Burlington County from 5 years of age and older received the primary batch of vaccine, and 56% of residents 12 years of age and older eligible for vaccination received it.
According to the latest vaccination statistics from the New Jersey Department of Health.
“Our health department is proud of the incredible progress we have made, but we still need our vaccinations and revaccinators to increase even higher to guard against the COVID spring jumps we saw in 2020 and again last year,” Conaway said. . “We need as many people as possible to have the most affordable protection available, so we continue to make the vaccine readily available and accessible both in our county clinics and on the mega-site.”