Cooper University Health Care Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations

Rosetta Oliver, RN, an associate nurse manager at Cooper was the first team member vaccinated.

Cooper University Health Care one the first hospitals in New Jersey to receive the new COVID-19 vaccine and began vaccinating its team members on Tuesday, December 15.

“Today is a day filled with hope.  We are 10 months into this COVID war and we can now finally see a clear path to victory.  This virus has caused so much loss and suffering and we are hopeful that today marks the beginning of the end,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper.

“Our courageous team has for the past 10 months been battling this virus, and while we must remain vigilant, this vaccine is a real breakthrough and is providing hope to our frontline teams as we go continue to care for COVID-19 patients,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper

Rosetta Oliver, RN, an associate nurse manager at Cooper was the first team member vaccinated. A 30-year employee of Cooper, Oliver said she was excited to be amongst the first in the state to receive the vaccine.

“I am honored to be the first to be vaccinated at Cooper. I have seen how serious this disease is firsthand, so I wanted to do this for my patients, their families, and for my own family,” she said.

Cooper received an initial allocation of about 975 doses and anticipates receiving enough vaccines to offer the vaccination to all 8,000+ team members over the coming weeks and months. The vaccination is voluntary.


Contact: Wendy A. Marano
Cooper University Health Care


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    I am a patient at MDAnderson and Cooper Health care. I am 63 years old and live in Stratford and a resident of Camden County. Can someone assist me in registering for a Covid 19 vaccine? Thank you for your attention in this matter.My phone number (856) 784-6403 or (856)783-3216

  2. Avatar Edna Bruce Maier

    Hi My name is Edna. I am a patient of Dr Mehta at M D Anderson. I am in Atlantic county. I have be struggling with trying to get appointment. Do you know if I can go outside the county for a vaccine. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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