Camden County opens health hub for drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine shots

Camden County is giving its residents a one-stop shop to get their COVID-19 vaccine. A health hub opened on Thursday on the campus of Camden County College in Blackwood.

News 12 Staff

Oct 14, 2021, 9:10 PM

Updated 916 days ago

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Camden County is giving its residents a one-stop shop to get their COVID-19 vaccine. A health hub opened on Thursday on the campus of Camden County College in Blackwood.
“You drive in, you get checked in and then you proceed through the line. You get your vaccine. You can stay in your car for 15 minutes and you’re on your way. It’s as easy as that,” says Rachel Honrychs, with the health department.
The drive-up site is offering first, second and third doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, as well as booster shots for Pfizer.
Dr. Joseph Montella, of Cooper Health, says that interest in the COVID-19 vaccine has been increasing lately.
“There are requirements for some professions that people need to get vaccinated as well, so this makes it very convenient for them to come,” Montella says.
While the county is only offering the COVID vaccine currently, the health hub site was designed to adapt to the community’s needs, whether that be for testing or the flu shot.
“We’re just waiting to get some more data together to see how much testing is really needed at this time and then we will expand services,” Honrychs says.
If the Food & Drug Administration grants approval to Pfizer for the use of the vaccine in children age 5 and up, the health hub will also be used to administer those shots.
The site is open Tuesday nights from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are required.


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