For Immediate Release: Monday, June 27, 2022
Contact: Director Frank J. DiMarco (856-853-3386)
Commissioner Jim Jefferson (856-853-3384)
COVID-19 vaccinations available for individuals 6 months and older
Beginning Thursday, June 30, the Gloucester County Department of Health will begin administering vaccinations to individuals 6 months and older.
As of June 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age and the Moderna vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years of age.
The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“Everyone 6 months of age and older is now eligible for added protection against severe COVID-19 illness,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. “Vaccines are safe, tested and effective tools against serious illness, hospitalization and death.”
Everyone is urged to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. All individuals ages 5 and older who have completed their primary series are now eligible for a booster five months after completing their primary series.
The Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health encourages parents of young children to schedule an appointment to get their child vaccinated. Parents who have questions about the vaccine should talk to their pediatrician or healthcare provider.
Vaccinations at the Gloucester County Department of Health are available every Thursday from 1- 5 p.m. Appointments are preferred but not necessary. Please visit: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/en-US/ to schedule your appointment.
Gloucester County Department of Health located at 204 E. Holly Ave Sewell, NJ. More information about COVID-19 and vaccines is available at www.gloucestercountynj.gov.