On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Cooper University Health Care celebrated the 10,000th COVID-19 vaccination given at the Cooper Community Vaccination and Education site located at The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden, NJ. Camden resident Jose Palma was the recipient of the 10,000th shot and received a gift bag in recognition of the milestone.
The event featured free food distribution, Mister Softee® ice cream, a variety of clinical health screenings, giveaways, and Q&A sessions to answer vaccination questions.
Cooper University Health Care opened the first-of-its-kind neighborhood Vaccination and Education Center in East Camden at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in February. Cooper’s unique neighborhood Center has a strong education component to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for city residents. Since that time, Cooper has sponsored a number of COVID-19 education and information sessions for educational groups, civic associations, Camden ministers and faith leaders, and other community groups.