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*** Vaccination Update *** 

(Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations)


Out of an abundance of caution, today the CDC and FDA recommended that providers pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine until further notice. This comes amid six reports of a very rare blood clotting disorder amongst women 18-48 who have received the Janssen vaccine. The CDC is convening their independent advisory committee – the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices – tomorrow to review the reports and issue recommendations to healthcare providers for the assessment, treatment and reporting of this rare side effect. 

 

The Burlington County Department of Health has paused its administration of Janssen vaccine under the direction of the NJDOH and is awaiting further guidance.

 

The CDC states that the risk is low for those who have received the Janssen vaccine over a month ago. For those who have received it more recently, they should monitor themselves for the following symptoms and seek medical evaluation and treatment if any symptoms are experienced:


• Severe headache

• Leg pain

• Abdominal pain

• Shortness of breath


Treatment for this rare type of clotting is different than what is normally administered. Healthcare providers will be given guidance on how to proceed with evaluating and treating their patients, as well as how to report such occurrences.

It is important to remember that nearly 7 million Janssen vaccines have been administered, with the vast majority of recipients only experiencing minor side effects. This pause in administration will allow the ACIP to review available information and make the proper recommendations going forward.

 

We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

Burlington County MRC Update

The Burlington County MRC Unit has experienced an outpouring of applications and truly appreciates everyone's willingness to assist during our COVID-19 vaccination and response efforts.

Currently we are no longer accepting additional MRC volunteers for Burlington County at this time.

For any applicants that have recently applied - we are still processing current applications and we thank you in advance for your patience.

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Burlington County Health Department Vaccination Clinics


The Burlington County Health Department will no longer be receiving vaccine for new first dose clinics, as we will move to further assist the mega site at the Moorestown Mall. 


For up-to-date information on who is currently eligible for vaccination please visit: NJ State Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility Information


If you are looking to register for a vaccination, please try one of the three options below. Vaccine is still in limited supply, so we ask for your patience in obtaining a vaccine appointment. 

 

Vaccination Registration sites

  1. Virtua Mega Site in Moorestown:
    www.virtua.org/vaccine
  2. NJVSS:
    https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
  3.  Any of the sites listed here: 
    Covid-19 Vaccine Locations for Eligible Recipients

 

For assistance, please reach out to the NJ COVID Vaccine hotline at:
1-855-568-0545

 

(Please note that if you received your first dose at a Burlington County Health Department clinic, the 2nd dose clinics will still be held at our site. If you did not receive an email with your second dose appointment please contact us at bchd@co.burlington.nj.us)

For up-to-date and accurate, science-based information on the COVID-19 vaccine please visit:  New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccination Info.

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Be Prepared to Stay Safe this winter

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.

Don’t Forget to Prepare Your Car

Get your car ready for cold weather use before winter arrives. 

Service the radiator and maintain antifreeze level; check tire tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires.

  • Keep gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
  • Use a wintertime formula in your windshield washer.
  • Prepare a winter emergency kit to keep in your car in case you become stranded. The kit should include:
    • cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries;
    • blankets;
    • food and water;
    • booster cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand or cat litter (for traction);
    • compass and maps;
    • flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries;
    • first-aid kit; and
    • plastic bags (for sanitation).

Equip in Advance for Emergencies

Be prepared for weather-related emergencies, including power outages.

  • Stock food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers.
  • Ensure that your cell phone is fully charged.
  • When planning travel, be aware of current and forecast weather conditions.
  • Keep an up-to-date emergency kit, including:
    • Battery-operated devices, such as a flashlight, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and lamps;
    • extra batteries;
    • first-aid kit and extra medicine;
    • baby items; and
    • cat litter or sand for icy walkways.
  • Protect your family from carbon monoxide.
    • Keep grills, camp stoves, and generators out of the house, basement and garage.
    • Locate generators at least 20 feet from the house.
    • Leave your home immediately if the CO detector sounds, and call 911.

Do This When You Plan to Travel

When planning travel, be aware of current and forecast weather conditions.

  • Avoid traveling when the weather service has issued advisories.
  • If you must travel, inform a friend or relative of your proposed route and expected time of arrival.
  • Follow these safety rules if you become stranded in your car.
  • Make your car visible to rescuers. Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna, raise the hood of the car (if it is not snowing), and turn on the inside overhead lights (when your engine is running).
  • Move anything you need from the trunk into the passenger area. Stay with your car unless safety is no more than 100 yards away.
  • Keep your body warm. Wrap your entire body, including your head, in extra clothing, blankets, or newspapers. Huddle with other people if you can.
  • Stay awake and stay moving. You will be less vulnerable to cold-related health problems. As you sit, keep moving your arms and legs to improve circulation and stay warmer.
  • Run the motor (and heater) for about 10 minutes per hour, opening one window slightly to let in air. Make sure that snow is not blocking the exhaust pipe—this will reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Above all, be ready to check on family and neighbors who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards: young children, older adults, and the chronically ill. If you have pets, bring them inside. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate, warm shelter and unfrozen water to drink.

Be sure to visit CDC’s Winter Weather webpage for more winter weather safety tips.