Cumberland County Health Announces Booster Shots for COVID-19

The Cumberland County Health Department will be administering booster doses of the Moderna vaccine to those who qualify under the CDC new guidelines.

To register for the booster dose, visitcumberlandcountynjvaccination.org .

Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?

Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

• Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood

• Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

• Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

• Advanced or untreated HIV infection

• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Please note: People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

Once on the registration site (CCDOH Registration Site – cumberlandcountynjvaccination.org), look for clinics that are marked as “Booster”.

It is important to select one of the booster dose clinics because if you have already registered with the county for your first dose, the system will not let you register in any other clinic besides a “booster” dose clinic (when you use the same e-mail address).

The CDC and the NJDOH recommend waiting a minimum of four weeks between finishing the two shots in the series and receiving the booster dose.

At this time, there is no recommendation for patients who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to get a second dose.

The County is not currently offering the Pfizer booster dose but will be adding that as an option in the coming weeks. Contact the location where you received your initial dose of Pfizer if you need your booster dose sooner than we can provide it.

While most all of the County’s standard series shot clinics have established a walk-in policy for new patients, it is requesting that those seeking the booster dose to please register ahead of time to ensure that the county can provide it. Staff has administered over 7,000 completed series of the Moderna vaccine and the current clinic location cannot handle a large influx of people. If there is a larger demand, the county will add additional clinic dates to accommodate the surge.

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