Cooper University Health Care is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 at four Cooper Pediatric offices, The Kroc Center in Camden, and at the Camden County Health Hub at Camden County College in Blackwood. The announcement was made after the recommendation from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention on Tuesday, November 2, that children five years of age and older receive an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
“The CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health are recommending the Pfizer vaccine for younger children, which clinical trials have shown to be effective to prevent severe infection, and we are happy to be able to provide the vaccine to protect families and, hopefully, bring this pandemic to an end,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper.
Beginning today, Thursday, November 4, Cooper appointments for current pediatric patients may be scheduled at the following offices by calling the office or using MyCooper. Please note: these locations are not able to vaccinate walk-in patients.
- Cooper Pediatric Care at Sewell
- Cooper Primary and Specialty Care at Moorestown
- Cooper Pediatrics at Voorhees
- Cooper Pediatric Care at Burlington
Also beginning today, appointments for current Cooper pediatric patients may be made at The Kroc Center in Camden, located at 1865 Harrison Avenue, by calling 856.963.0126 or online through MyCooper. Scheduled appointments are preferred with limited walk-ups available on Thursdays only from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Additionally, Cooper in partnership with the Camden County Board of Commissioners and Rutgers-Camden Nursing School, is offering pediatric vaccinations at the The Camden County Health Hub, located on the Camden County College campus at 200 College Drive in Blackwood. This location is accepting scheduled appointments and limited walk-ups for any child at the following times:
- Thursday, November 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Beginning November 9, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, including scheduling links and a link to the CDC recommendation, please visit our website at CooperHealth.org/covid19vaccine.
Wendy A. Marano
Public Relations Manager