By: Alysa Rubin, Writer / Follow South Jersey Public Health Intern
SOUTH JERSEY—As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues throughout the United States, residents of Atlantic, Camden, and Cape May counties who are registered and fall into current vaccination groups are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
For those who fall into vaccination groups 1A and 1B, locations around each county are currently providing the vaccine.
In Atlantic County, resident can visit the Atlanitcare Health Services FQHC, the Atlantic County Health Department, and the Medilink RxCare facility in Hammonton. Residents can also visit the ShopRite Pharmacies in Somers Point and Absecon, as well as the Southern Jersey Family Medical Center locations in Atlantic City, Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, and Pleasantville. The state also plans on opening a COVID-19 vaccine megasite at the Atlantic City Convention Center in the near future.
Elligible Camden County residents can receive their shot in multiple locations. Both CAMcare Health locations in Camden and Clementon, as well as the Camden County Vaccination Center, Project H.O.P.E. in Camden, RMG Mount Ephraim, and the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine will offer the vaccine. Additionally, the ShopRite Pharmacy locations in Laurel Springs and West Berlin will offer the shot.
Meanwhile, Cape May County residents can visit the Cape May County Department of Health and the ShopRite Pharmacy locations in Rio Grande and Marmora to be vaccinated.
To register for the vaccine, community members can enroll in New Jersey’s vaccination portal by visiting New Jersey’s COVID-19 hub to reserve their spot in advance. Currently, only those in Phases 1A and 1B can get vaccinated. Community members in phases 1C and 2 of the vaccine rollout will be notified when they are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Phases 1A and 1B include all healthcare workers, long-term-care residents and staff, first responders, all individuals aged 65 and older, and individuals between the ages of 16-64 with severe medical conditions.
In addition to Camden, Atlantic, and Cape May counties, there are several other places to be vaccinated in Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.