Vaccines for COVID-19 help your body make the antibodies needed for your immune system to fight off the virus if you are exposed to it. Currently there are three vaccines (developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) that have received Emergency Authorization Use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration. Other pharmaceutical companies are working on additional vaccines.
The approved vaccines, which were shown in clinical trials to be more than 95% effective, are being distributed in phases.
Who Is Eligible to Receive the Vaccine?
All individuals ages 12 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
How Can I Make an Appointment for Vaccination?
Camden County’s vaccination site is at the Camden County College Blackwood Campus. Please visit the Camden County Vaccination Center page for instructions on making an appointment. The Camden County Vaccination Center is administering the Moderna vaccine, which requires two doses 28 days apart. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Moderna Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in adults 18 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization. Persons younger than 18 years of age cannot be vaccinated at this site.
Camden City residents may make appointments at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Camden’s Cramer Hill section. Please visit the Kroc Center Vaccination and Education Centerpage for instructions on making an appointment. The Kroc Center site is administering the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses 21 days apart. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in any person age 12 and older.
For other New Jersey locations that provide vaccinations, please visit the State of New Jersey’s COVID-19 information hub.
Please note while Camden County and the Kroc Center are using our myCooper technology for their appointments, Cooper does not handle the vaccine scheduling. Our Patient Access Center cannot make the appointments for you, and you cannot use the Cooper appointment request form to make these appointments. Trying to schedule using the Cooper appointment number or appointment request form will only delay your ability to get a vaccination appointment.
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
Volunteer at a Vaccination Site
Providing COVID-19 vaccinations to the residents of our region is one of the most extensive public health programs in American history. You can help assist Cooper in this important effort by volunteering for any of a number of clinical and non-clinical roles.
Please fill out the form here and someone will contact you with more information.
Additional Vaccine Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Evidence Table for COVID-19 Vaccines Allocation in Phases 1b and 1c of the Vaccination Program
- Medical Conditions That Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19 Disease
State of New Jersey
Cooper University Health Care