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COVID-19 vaccinations and tests remain available from Hunterdon County Health Department

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – While public demand for COVID vaccine and testing has decreased, Hunterdon County’s Health Department throughout the summer will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, including at-home saliva testing, according to Commissioner Shaun Van Doren reported.

Van Doren, the Board’s Health Department liaison, said, “The Department has moved from the successful administration of vaccine at the drive thru clinic to providing vaccinations through community-based clinics and by appointment at the Route 12 Complex, Assembly room in Building #1. Those who wish to schedule an appointment for vaccination should call 908-788-1351.”

“Additionally, the Board and the Department are aware that the demand for COVID-19 testing remains, particularly for those with summer vacation plans. Health officials advise that it remains important to identify positive cases of COVID-19, to prevent the spread of illness to high-risk and unvaccinated individuals,” Van Doren said.

For Hunterdon County residents can order at home test kits online at www.hunterdoncares.org.

In person testing also is available by appointment, on Tuesdays, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in conjunction with the Hunterdon Medical Group, at the HMG office, 121 Route 31S, Suite 100, in Raritan Township. To make an appointment, call 908-237-4230.

“I am advised by Health Department Director that should COVID-19 booster shots become necessary in the future, the Department is prepared to re-open the drive thru clinic. The Department continues to provide the public with the most up to date information regarding vaccine developments and updated Emergency Use Authorizations for vaccine manufacturers. Residents should check the County’s website for updates,” Van Doren said.

“I again wish to express the thanks of the entire Board to all those who overcame many challenges to help make the drive thru clinic such a great success,” Van Doren said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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