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Hunterdon County Health Department will offer COVID-19 test kits, vaccination clinic at annual 4-H fair

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Health Department will have a booth at the annual Hunterdon County 4-H Agricultural Fair this year, with staff present each day of the Fair from Wednesday August 24 through Sunday, August 28, to distribute COVID-19 test kits and also to host a special vaccination clinic on Thursday, August 25, according to Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren.

Commissioner Van Doren, the Board’s Health Department liaison, said, “I am advised by the Hunterdon County Health Department Director Karen DeMarco that the August 25th vaccine clinic will run from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and additional details will be forthcoming and will be posted on the Health Department’s website and on social media.”

“Distribution of Covid-19 test kits to the public will also be available at the Fair on a first come, first serve basis. A combination of 500 rapid and PCR test kits will be offered each day at the Health Department booth. Early attendance is encouraged,” Van Doren said.

The County Health Department has been providing Covid-19 testing to residents, either on-site or take-home rapid test kits, since the beginning of the pandemic and has held vaccine clinics since mid-January 2021 when they were made available to the general public.

“At the Health Department booth, staff will also be on hand to answer questions from the public and to provide useful information on topics ranging from public health, tick borne illnesses, recycling, lead based paint in older homes, and septic issues to name a few,” Van Doren said.

The annual 4-H Agricultural Fair is held at South County Park, located at 1207 Route 179, in Lambertville, and begins on August 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cow Barn where fairgoers are invited to pet a calf.

For information about the 4-H Fair event schedule, show information, vendors, and entertainment, click here.

Jay Edwards

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