By: Follow South Jersey Staff
BLACKWOOD, N.J. — The Camden County Health Hub will begin to administer a fourth dose of Pfizer and Moderna to people 50 and older or immunocompromised individuals after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of a second booster, according to the county.
“This is another positive development in our fight against COVID-19,” Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said in a press release from the county. “Getting a booster shot just adds another layer of protection and this dose will provide that extra protection to those in our community who are most at risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.”
The FDA amended the emergency use authorizations as follows:
- A second booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least four months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
- A second booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 12 years of age and older with certain kinds of immunocompromise at least four months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. These are people who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.
- A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least four months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise.
Everyone 18 and older has been eligible for their first booster shots since Nov. 19, 2021, regardless of prior health qualifiers. Adults can receive a booster six months after getting a second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after a Johnson & Johnson shot.
“This second booster can truly make a difference for those who are most vulnerable to the virus,” Cappelli continued. “So please, if you’re eligible, get your second booster dose to keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy.”
The Camden County Health Hub, located on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College, also offers first and second doses and first booster shots. Operational hours at the Camden County Health Hub vaccine clinic run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
Appointments can be made by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com. The Blackwood Campus of Camden County College is located at 200 College Dr, Blackwood.
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