Vineland Health Department Transitions Vaccination Efforts

The Vineland Health Department has announced that it will be closing its vaccine clinic at the Old Amish Market on Landis Avenue.

“We have served Vineland well by running over 70 vaccine clinics, having administered over 16,000 doses of vaccine since January 8th,” said Health Officer Robert Dickinson. “Considering the number of COVID-19 vaccine locations now available in the city, and the reduced demand for vaccines, the Amish Market clinic site is not needed at this time.”

“I again want to thank the many businesses who allowed employees to volunteer at the clinics, as well as the Health Department staff and our first responders who coordinating the complicated ongoing vaccine distribution effort,” Mayor Fanucci said. “You all did a great job.”

The last clinic date at the Amish Market location will be on July 22, 2021, from 5 to 6 pm. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.

According to city officials, in addition to the Inspira and CompleteCare locations, citizens can get vaccinated without an appointment at the many Vineland pharmacies. Some locations also have more than one brand of vaccine available, whether you need a first or second dose.

“The vaccines are free, easy, safe, and effective,” Dickinson continued. “Get vaccinated for yourself, and for others. Studies show that the Delta variant causes more severe symptoms and is more contagious, especially in indoor spaces. Our unvaccinated population could face challenges similar to earlier waves of the pandemic. We will be watching carefully when schools reopen in the fall because children are indoors, there are lower vaccination rates in children ages 12 through 17, and because there no vaccines approved for elementary students under the age of 12. Should school-based outbreaks occur, there will likely be spillover cases among our vulnerable and/unvaccinated populations throughout our community.”

With this in mind, the Vineland Health Department is now shifting gears to focus on running mobile “pop-up” clinics and vaccinating our home-bound residents. Details about pop-up clinic dates and locations will be posted on city social media accounts, Channel 9, and the Health Department’s website. Homebound residents in Vineland who need a vaccine can schedule their appointment by calling the Vineland Health Department’s Nursing Division at 856-794-4000, ext. 4806.

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