By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. — Over the next two weeks, Burlington County officials will team up with Virtua Health to bring doses of the COVID-19 vaccines directly to community members.
New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination effort has shifted to a more localized effort, and Virtua’s work in the community will bring five COVID-19 vaccine clinics to three different locations throughout the county. Virtua Health previously worked with state officials to administer nearly 400,000 doses of the vaccine at one of six COVID-19 vaccine mega sites at the Moorestown Mall. New Jersey shut down all six of its COVID-19 vaccine mega sites over the last two months to shift its effort to a more local level.
“Our focus is truly local, and each newly vaccinated person is a small victory in our ongoing effort to stop COVID-19,” Burlington County Health Department Director Dr. Herb Conaway said in a press release. “With the mega-site, we asked the community to come to us. Now, with this campaign, we are teaming with Virtua again to go out directly into the community.”
As part of this effort, Virtua will provide COVID-19 vaccine doses at its mobile grocery store, farmers market, and pediatric mobile services. You can see all of the exact dates and locations of the COVID-19 vaccine clinics below:
- Virtua’s Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store: 2-3:30 p.m. August 17 and 31, Sunbury Village (181 Norcross Lane, Pemberton)
- Virtua’s Eat Well Mobile Farmers Market: 9:30-10:30 a.m. August 26 and September 2, Burlington County Human Services Building (795 Woodlane Road, Westampton)
- Virtua’s Pediatric Mobile Services: 9 a.m. to noon August 19, Life Four Corners Childcare Center (201 Clarkson St., Burlington City)
Those who want to attend these clinics don’t need to make an appointment. Though community members are encouraged to bring a form of ID and proof of health insurance, you won’t be turned away if you don’t provide these materials.
On top of the increased vaccination effort by Burlington County officials and Virtua Health, the county’s Health Department hosts vaccine clinics four days a week. Here’s the schedule for those clinics:
- Mondays: 2-6 p.m., Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center (53 Academy Drive, Westampton — drive-thru clinic)
- Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Palmyra Community Center (30 West Broad, Palmyra)
- Wednesdays: noon-4 p.m., Weimann Building (400 Delanco Road, Edgewater Park)
- Thursdays: 3-7 p.m., Bordentown Township Senior Center (3 Municipal Drive, Bordentown)
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