The Cumberland County Department of Health is opening a new site for its COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The new site address is 10-20 Magnolia Ave. Suite A, in Bridgeton. This Bridgeton site will hold the September COVID-19 clinics and will be used for other public health services in the future.
“The health department is very excited to be utilizing this new space,” said Megan Sheppard, Cumberland County’s health officer. “This site provides more room to operate and grow the health department’s public services.”
The last clinic of the month is on Tuesday, September 27, from 3 to 6 p.m.
The FDA has recently authorized updated Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters that will target variants that are more contagious, allowing for better protection. The updated boosters contain parts of the original virus strain and the Omicron variant. It’s known as a bivalent vaccine.
The CDC is recommending that everyone 12 and older receive an updated bivalent booster dose if eligible. Individuals should receive the bivalent booster two months after their primary series or last booster dose. Those who have not received their primary series shots are not eligible for the bivalent booster.
The Cumberland County Health Department will be offering the bivalent vaccine booster as soon as it is received from the manufacturer. Appointments to receive the booster can be made at cumberlandcountynjvaccination.org.
For more information or questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines/boosters, visit ccdoh.org or call 856-327-7602.