The Board of Commissioners, in partnership with Cooper University Health Care and the Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing, began to administer the COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old on November 4th. The Camden County Health Hub, located on the Camden County College campus in Blackwood, will hold the first appointments to give the Pfizer vaccine. Residents who would like schedule their child for a Pfizer vaccine can go to https://www.cooperhealth.org/ or can call (856) 549-0530. Next week, the administration of the vaccine for children and regular Health Hub operational hours will be expanded to Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The expansion will provide the ability to add hundreds of new appointments throughout the day. Scheduling information here.
Essence Fitness Studio is offering a Healthy Household Package for 2020. For only $199 per household/monthly household members - up to five (5) participants - may workout during unlimited sessions in any small group training classes. Daily sessions available for adults, kids, and seniors. Only the first 50 households to register may take advantage of this opportunity. Essence is a health and wellness studio, located at 44 W Chestnut Avenue, serving the Merchantville and surrounding communities. They are also offering a collaborative 12-week program with Spirit to Sole Connection and Merchantville Medical Wellness Center. Contact us at 856-254-2891 to get in on these offers!
St. Peter Parish is hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair this Sunday, October 13th after the 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses in Pastor's Hall to meet and talk with vendors who offer services that promote healthy living and disease prevention. There will also be representatives from facilities and organizations that help people maintain their optimal well-being and prepare for life events. Flu shots will be available courtesy of Merchantville CVS. Make sure you check out the amazing Bake Sale while you’re there!
The new Merchantville Medical Wellness Center is open at 5 West Chestnut Avenue. Merchantville resident Dr. Jennifer Phillips, ND, MMWC offers Naturopathic medicine as well as other natural and holistic practices. Her specialties include food allergies, women’s health, digestive & GI issues and chronic pain. Dr. Jen is supports beginning wholistic care in childhood to foster a life time of good health. With plans to add multiple practitioners we will offer in-house bloodwork, nutritional therapy, chiropractic care, private personal training and yoga instruction. Please head over to our Facebook page, "Like" and "Follow" us to contact the office or learn more about our practice. We hope to be your inspiration for a natural and effective health care in South Jersey.