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  • Writer's pictureShaun C. Van Doren

Hunterdon County Acquires Freezer in order to store Pfizer Vaccine- For Vaccination of Minors

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children ages 12 and above, the county health department is preparing in case the state offers Pfizer vaccine for use at the Route 12 clinic.

The Pfizer vaccine has to be maintained a much colder temperatures than the Moderna or J&J vaccines. At minus 112 degrees Fahrenheit.

In order to be prepared should that material be offered to the county, the health department has placed an order for the requisite freezer in which the Pfizer vaccine can be maintained property.

The freezer purchased through Fischer Scientific carries a cost of $8250 and will be funded through the Vaccine Supplemental funding state health department grant.

There are many parents out there who wish to have their children vaccinated, the Health Department Director Karen DeMarco has indicated that a number of county school districts have reached out to the Department and, if the state plans to allocate the Pfizer vaccine to the county, the Health Department would like to see the county clinic be able to meet some of that demand.

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