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Hunterdon County Health Department taking appointments for second COVID-19 booster vaccinations

Reaville Avenue Testing Clinic Remains Open Five Days Per Week

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Hunterdon County’s Health Department is making available second booster doses of Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, by appointment on April 14 and 21, according to Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren.

Van Doren, the liaison for the Health Department, said, “The County Department has received direction from the state Department of Health and the CDC that additional booster doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have been approved for adults ages 50 and older, and for those age 12 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Health officials advise that the second booster may be administered at least four months after receiving the first booster shot.”

The Health Department will be administering boosters by appointment on April 14 and April 21 at the clinic in the Assembly Room in Building 1, at the Route 12 County Complex in Raritan Township. Appointments can be made at the county Health Department’s webpage here or call 908-788-1351.

“The state Department advises that those who received a J&J booster can receive either a Pfizer or Moderna as a second booster vaccination now. Receiving booster is of course entirely up to each individual to decide their own medical care, along with their medical professional” Van Doren said.

Health Department Director Karen DeMarco said, “Those who have not yet received the first booster vaccination may also receive vaccination at the clinic, as well as anyone interested in receiving initial vaccinations.”

Van Doren also pointed out that the county COVID-19 testing clinic on Reaville Avenue in Flemington continues to operate five days per week.

“As previously mentioned, the program is entirely grant funded and has been the busiest of all fifteen sites around the state. Since the site went operational on February 3rd, over 2000 tests have been dispensed, both rapid and PCR tests combined,” Van Doren said.

“By many accounts there remains a need for some people to receive tests. I am advised that school children are now making up a bulk of the testing. We have pointed out previously the testing facility also offers a resource to businesses, so that both vaccination and testing can be options for employers and employees, particularly for those who have a medical or religious reason that prohibits vaccination,” Van Doren concluded.

The clinic is available to all who live or work in Hunterdon County; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jay Edwards

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