Atlantic County extends COVID vaccination, booster hours Wednesday

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Atlantic County will extend its free COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinic Wednesday, to mark the one-year anniversary of the first vaccine administered in the state.

The Atlantic County Division of Public Health normally offers its free vaccine and boosters from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday at 201 S. Shore Road in Northfield.

But on Wednesday, the hours will be extended to 6 p.m. in honor of Boost NJ Day.

No appointment is necessary, but face masks are required.

Those receiving a booster should bring their vaccination card.

More than 341,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Atlantic County.  More than 163,000 individuals are considered fully vaccinated and more than 42,000 have received additional third shots or boosters.

“Getting vaccinated is still the best protection against severe illness, hospitalization or death,” Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said. “Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the state in the last few weeks. So as residents plan to participate in holiday activities, we strongly encourage them to get vaccinated and boosted to protect themselves and their loved ones. Vaccination is a gift that can save lives.”

The Atlantic County Division of Public Health also offers a free vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at 310 Bellevue Ave. in Hammonton.

For more information, call the Division of Public Health at 609-645-5933.