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January 31, 2021

Camden County reschedules COVID-19 vaccination appointments due to impending nor'easter

All patients have been automatically rescheduled to receive coronavirus vaccine doses on Wednesday after the winter storm has passed

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Camden County's coronavirus vaccination center will not administer any vaccine doses on Monday and Tuesday due to the winter storm that is expected to hit the region on Sunday.

The COVID-19 vaccination center, which has been set up at Camden County College's Blackwood campus, has automatically rescheduled all appointments for Wednesday "in the interest of the public's health and safety," county officials said.

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Patients who cannot make their newly scheduled appointment on Wednesday are encouraged to contact the county's COVID-19 vaccination center at 856-549-0530.

“Though we would like to keep the vaccination center open without interruption, we cannot, in the interest of our patients’ safety, expect anyone to travel to the site during what is forecasted to be a significant snow accumulation,” Camden County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said. 

“The Camden County Department of Health, Jefferson Health New Jersey, and Cooper University Health Care, are prepared to accommodate any increase in patients later in the week without adjusting additional appointments.”

Due to a significant winter weather event forecasted to begin on Sunday night and continue through Monday, the Camden...

Posted by Camden County Government on Saturday, January 30, 2021

New Jersey's six COVID-19 vaccination mega-sites are closed as well on Monday. The Burlington and Gloucester County mega-sites were already scheduled to be closed on Monday. Anyone with an appointment on Monday at the Atlantic County mega-site will receive a call from AtlantiCare and be rescheduled to Thursday.

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health will operate its coronavirus vaccine clinic at one location on Monday for appointments previously scheduled. Patients who have made appointments through the health department will have the option to reschedule.

Montgomery County's COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Montgomery County Community College will be closed on Monday. All patients with appointments will be rescheduled for Friday at Norristown High School.

Any resident of Delaware County who was scheduled to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday will also be asked to reschedule, county officials said.

Chester County has also postponed all coronavirus vaccination appointments on Monday that were scheduled through the county's health department. Individuals are automatically being rescheduled and will be notified of their new appointment date, county officials said.

The nor'easter is expected to drop as many as 14 inches of snow and sleet across the Philly region, starting on Sunday afternoon and continuing through Tuesday.

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