Opening a Vaccination Center in a COVID-19 Hotspot: Lessons from Cooper University Health Care
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Learn how association member Cooper University Health Care, in Camden, N.J., established a novel COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center in one of Camden’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. At the pandemic’s height, this neighborhood comprised 38 percent of Camden’s population but accounted for 44 percent of the city’s COVID-19 cases.
This unique neighborhood center has a strong educational component to answer city residents’ questions about the vaccine. Cooper has sponsored numerous COVID-19 educational sessions for civic associations, faith leaders, and other community groups. Since the site opened, Cooper has given more than 13,000 vaccinations to more than 7,000 patients.
Participants heard lessons learned from operating the clinic. Max Kursh, MS, director, community and population health, discussed data analytics and application; collaboration with private and public sectors; and how to access and motivate patients in underserved communities.
Max Kursh, MS
Director, Community and Population Health
Cooper University Health Care