COVID vaccine: Camden County, New Jersey preparing to increase vaccinations next week – WPVI-TV

21January 2021

BLACKWOOD, New Jersey (WPVI)– Camden County authorities state 2,000 people have actually been immunized at the Camden County College site in Blackwood, New Jersey that opened last week.Officials state next week they'll intend to immunize 1,000 individuals each day. They state it's just a matter of getting sufficient doses from the federal government. Several dozen individuals were vaccinated at a

pop-up clinic at First Nazarene Baptist Church in Camden on Thursday. One by one, the senior citizens got their very first dose of the Moderna vaccine.Vivian Wilson hopes it will assist her invest more time with her 16 grandchildren.SEE ALSO: Track

COVID-19 vaccine accessibility and development across New Jersey”Too many people passed away from it unnecessarily and I think it's fantastic , getting together and assisting us out,”said Wilson, as she waited to make her consultation

for the 2nd dose.County authorities state they're dealing with opening more centers, aiming specifically to reach Black and Latino neighborhoods that were struck the hardest by COVID-19.”Camden County is wanting to open a vaccine site at the Kroc Center within the coming weeks. We're going to attempt to do anywhere between 200-500 people a day in the city of Camden,” stated Camden County Commissioner Jonathan Young.In Gloucester County, officials state visits are readily available through January 28 at the vaccine mega-site at Rowan College of South Jersey, and walk-ins are not ensured a vaccine.In Salem County, a vaccination clinic was held at Salem County Community College on Thursday, and another one will be held on Saturday by consultation only.In Pennsylvania, several county authorities state they would like to vaccinate the newly eligible groups announced today by the commonwealth, however they do not have sufficient supply.Chester County authorities state they receive 2,000 vaccines each week, not nearly sufficient to keep up

with the demand. SEE ALSO: Track COVID-19 vaccine accessibility and progress across Pennsylvania “Every single phone line in every county department in all health centers are swamped. Some phone lines are crashing. Some websites are crashing and we can't speed this up until vaccine comes,”said Jeanne Casner, the director of the Chester County Health Department.The City of Philadelphia has actually just introduced a website where people interested in getting the vaccine can register.SEE ALSO: City Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Sign-Up Copyright © 2021 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.

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