PRINCETON — The Mercer County Well being Division is requesting funding for a cell clinic.
Bonne Allen, administrator of the well being division, instructed members of the Mercer County Board of Well being on Wednesday that the County Fee obtained the $260,000 request.
“I’ve spoken with the commissioners and they’ll decide subsequent month,” he mentioned. “They received a giant grant that needed to do with COVID, so I requested them for the funds for a cell clinic.”
The cash may come from ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds the county obtained, which whole greater than $11 million and can be utilized for a lot of group and infrastructure initiatives.
“I would love to have the ability to be out in the neighborhood within the outlying areas,” Allen mentioned, and the cell clinic may present vaccinations and well being screenings to residents in these areas the place individuals could have a tough time coming to the division.
The cell clinic may be utilized in emergency occasions offering essential medical help and all kinds of well being providers.
Allen additionally mentioned that Princeton Neighborhood Hospital donated an electrocardiograph to the division and that he’ll write a letter thanking them for the donation.
The well being division additionally continues to companion with the Princeton Rescue Squad to offer COVID vaccination clinics each Wednesday from eight a.m. to four p.m. on the Karen Preservati Schooling Middle behind the squad’s headquarters.
All vaccinations are supplied, together with the Omicron booster.
Allen mentioned he was “extraordinarily busy” on the heart on Wednesday.
Final week, they ran out of Omicron booster doses, however have since been restocked.
“It was very tough to introduce it,” he mentioned of the booster doses. “However they’re trapped.”
To date, residents are flocking to the Omicron booster, which is more practical with present variants.
Allen mentioned about 200 doses have been administered at every of the clinics thus far, not counting Wednesday of this week.
State officers have additionally been warning of a foul flu season this yr, primarily based on what’s occurring in different nations.
Allen mentioned the well being division will host a flu shot clinic at its Blue Prince Street headquarters on Friday from 1 p.m. to four p.m.
She mentioned the drive-in clinics might be supplied each Friday via October.
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