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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Princeton COVID-19 Update

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Update-October 11, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update:

The Princeton Health Department is continuing to provide COVID-19 vaccines for Princeton residents.  First and second doses of Moderna and Pfizer along with Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be provided at all COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine clinics scheduled through November.  Booster doses of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson have NOT yet been approved for booster doses for the expanded general population, only Pfizer which is approved for select populations.

The action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides for the administration of booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after completion of the primary series to help increase protection for the following:  

    People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot;   

    People age 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot;

    People age 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot, based on their individual benefits and risks, and 

    People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings, including healthcare workers, may receive a booster shot, based on their individual benefits and risks.


Princeton COVID-19 Case Data

Updated October 11, 2021: 

  • Total Positive Cases: 872
  • Cases in the past 7 days: 16
    Highest 7 day total - 39 (12/12/2020-12/18/2020)
    Daily Average: 2.28
  • Cases in the past 14 days: 28
    Highest 14 day total - 66 (12/8/2020-12/21/2020)
    Daily Average: 2.00

Vaccination Status of Princeton Residents

As of 9/27/2021*

  • All ages (12 and over): 80%  
  • 18 and over: 80%  
  • 65 and over: 98%  

*Data available on the NJCOVID Dashboard


Need a COVID-19 Test?  

Check out the COVID-19 Test Site Finder


Upcoming "Walk-In" COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics


COVID-19 vaccines are free regardless of your health insurance status or citizenship. 

If a local business has staff not yet vaccinated, the health department can set up a vaccine clinic at their location and accommodate a wide range of schedules.  Please email Jeff Grosser, Health Officer, for more details.  


Free or discounted transportation is available to vaccine sites wherever Lyft is available. Call 2-1-1 to schedule a ride


5 Reasons to Get Vaccinated

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The COVID-19 Delta Variant  

COVID Delta Variant Facts


Vaccine Efficacy

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NJ Vaccine Call Center for ages 65+

NJ has set up a call center for those over age 65 who need assistance scheduling vaccine appointments. Individuals can call a specific senior hotline, 856-249-7007 between 8a-8p for assistance with scheduling an appointment. There are dedicated appointment slots reserved for those age 65+. Appointment times vary by location. 

Vaccine Facts

                                                                                                                             

Need help getting a vaccine appointment?

Princeton Senior Resource Center is offering help to those in need, navigating the vaccine scheduling system. If you need assistance getting an appointment please register online or contact Carla Servin at (609) 751-9699, ext. 118 or by email vaccine@princetonsenior.org


COVID-19 Testing for Princeton Residents:

Free COVID-19 Testing Available at YMCA

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing is available from Express Med Care at Princeton Family YMCA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week on the lower level of the building, with outdoor tents for individuals to wait and be physically distanced. Appointments can be made, but walk-ins are welcomed. Those who don’t have insurance to cover the test can receive a test at no cost. For more information or to make an appointment, Visit Express Med Care or call 609-785-1844.

Learn more about COVID-19 Testing


NJ COVID-19 Dashboard offers an insight on the COVID cases and vaccines distributed to date. Select the "Vaccination Overview" tab to view how many doses have been administered and the breakdown by County.


New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub
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