Henry J. Austin Health Center Administers 10,000 COVID-19 Vaccinations
The FQHC has administered over 10,000 safe and vital COVID-19 vaccinations to the community providing an important tool towards helping bring our families, schools, workplaces, and community back together.
TRENTON, NJ – Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) announces over 10,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered since their first shipment of the Moderna vaccine on Christmas Eve of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted minority communities and stresses the urgency of vaccinating vulnerable communities as more vaccines became available for HJAHC.
“We are thrilled to be vaccinating our community members. We all collectively play a role in bringing our families, schools and workplaces back to normal,” said Dr. Racheal Evans, Chief Medical Officer of HJAHC. “Our hope is that we continue to contribute to eradicating the COVID-19 virus.”
Since receiving the vaccines HJAHC has diligently prioritized vaccinating essential healthcare workers, staff and high risk and vulnerable Trenton residents. To slow the spread of COVID-19, administration of the vaccine has been swift and orderly.
HJAHC is currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine directly to their patients and community members. We offer the two-dose Moderna vaccine which is 94.1% effective and available for adults aged 18 or older. The second dose of Moderna’s vaccine has been shown to be more than 95% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 disease. Additionally, HJAHC offers the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine which help aide vulnerable populations who may have a hard time scheduling a second dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 72% effective and has been tested and authorized in people 18 and older.
“Administering vaccinations to our community members has been the highlight to what has been a transformative time for us all. Receiving the vaccine has been an exciting moment for so many of our vulnerable population but the most important part is it’s essential,” said Lakeisha Cooper, Director of Nursing at HJAHC.
On a weekly basis, HJAHC receives a fixed number of vaccines based on state guidelines. HJAHC vaccines are available to those who live or work in Trenton, are existing patients of HJAHC, or are members of a community that is our mission to serve as a Health Center. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines or to sign up, visit https://henryjaustin.org/covid/.