Burlington County and Virtua Health Collaborate on Mobile Vaccine Campaign
County to provide COVID-19 vaccines alongside Virtua’s community-outreach vehicles
August 17, 2021 – The Burlington County Health Department and Virtua Health have joined forces to bring COVID-19 vaccines to residents of traditionally underserved communities.
From August 17 through Sept. 2, Burlington County officials will accompany Virtua’s fleet of mobile units – its Mobile Grocery Store, Farmers Market, and Pediatric Services Unit – to administer vaccines to anyone interested and eligible.
Virtua and Burlington County previously partnered with the State of New Jersey and New Jersey National Guard to operate the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site. More than 390,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered at the Moorestown Mall site between December 2020 and the site’s closing in late July.
“Our focus is truly local, and each newly vaccinated person is a small victory in our ongoing effort to stop COVID-19,” said Burlington County Health Department Director Dr. Herb Conaway. “With the mega-site, we asked the community to come to us. Now, with this campaign, we are teaming with Virtua again to go out directly into the community.”
Both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) versions of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available when customers visit Virtua’s fleet of community-outreach vehicles. Visitors can also shop at the Mobile Grocery Store and Farmers Market before or after being vaccinated.
Any vaccine recipient under 18 years old will require consent from a parent or guardian.
Vehicles, locations, dates, and times include:
- Virtua’s Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store, Sunbury Village, 181 Norcross Lane, Pemberton, NJ 08068
August 17 & 31, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
- Virtua’s Eat Well Mobile Farmers Market, Burlington County Human Services Building, 795 Woodlane Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060
August 26; September 2, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
- Virtua’s Pediatric Mobile Services, Life Four Corners Childcare Center, 201 Clarkson St., Burlington, NJ 08016
August 19, 9 a.m. to Noon
Vaccine recipients do not need an appointment. Although recipients are encouraged to bring identification and proof of health insurance, if possible, neither are required and no one will be turned away.
“Our goal is to provide as many people as possible with the potentially life-saving protection of vaccines. We promise to make it a simple, straightforward experience,” said Maria Emerson, director of Virtua Pediatric Mobile Services.
Other Ongoing & Pop-Up Vaccine Sites
In addition to these mobile vaccine opportunities, the Burlington County Health Department continues to administer vaccines four days a week at rotating sites. The clinics run on the following schedule:
- Mondays from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center, 53 Academy Drive, Westampton (drive-thru clinic);
- Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palmyra Community Center, 30 West Broad, Palmyra;
- Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. at the Weimann Building, 400 Delanco Road, Edgewater Park;
- Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bordentown Township Senior Center, 3 Municipal Drive, Bordentown.
Appointments for the clinics can be made online using the online registry at covid19.nj.gov or by calling 1-855-568-0545. Walk-ins without appointments are also welcome.
All four clinics now offer the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those who receive Moderna or Pfizer will be informed of their second-dose date. Additionally, individuals with compromised immunity who are eligible to receive a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna can receive it at the County clinics.
Also during the month of August, the Burlington County Health Department is teaming with several area school districts and towns to hold pop-up clinics with Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for children 12 and up and adults who still need to be vaccinated. Those clinics are also listed on the state’s online vaccine finder and registry.
“No matter who you are, no matter where you live, chances are you are only a mile or so away from a vaccine location,” said Debra Moran, vice president of community-based services at Virtua Health. “More than 4 billion vaccine doses have been administered globally, with millions of new doses being administered each day. Clearly these vaccines are safe.”
Conaway added, “I encourage everyone to get on the right side of history. Let’s stand together against a virus that has taken so much from all of us.”
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, visit virtua.org/vaccine or covid19.nj.gov.