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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Princeton COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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Update-July 19, 2021

Vaccination Status of Princeton Residents

As of 7/5/2021*

  • All ages (12 and over): 75%
  • 18 and over: 75%
  • 65 and over: 93%

*Data available on the NJCOVID Dashboard

Upcoming "Walk-In" COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

  • July 23, 2021 at Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison St, 6pm-8pm
  • July 29, 2021 at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 170 Witherspoon St, 5pm-8pm
  • August 5, 2021 at Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave, 5pm-8pm

Vaccines are free regardless of your health insurance status or citizenship. Both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. 

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 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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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

Princeton COVID-19 Case Data

Updated July 19, 2021: 

  • Total Positive Cases: 697
  • Cases in the past 7 days:4
    Highest 7 day total - 39 (12/12/2020-12/18/2020)
    Daily Average: 0.57
  • Cases in the past 14 days:6
    Highest 14 day total - 66 (12/8/2020-12/21/2020)
    Daily Average: 0.42


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

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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