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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Princeton COVID-19 Update

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Update- May 18, 2022

Updated COVID-19 Booster Information: COVID-19 boosters have been approved for all three COVID-19 vaccine products for ages 12+. Those who have had Pfizer or Moderna are eligible for a booster 5+ months after their initial series, and those who received Johnson & Johnson are eligible 2+ months after their initial vaccination. Eligible booster populations over 18 are able to choose any of the three vaccinations for their booster vaccination as long as they have completed the initial series. Boosters eligible for ages 12-17 are Pfizer only. 

The FDA has also approved an additional COVID-19 vaccine booster for those who are immunocompromised (ages 12+) and for those who are 50+. Immunocompromised individuals are eligible 3+ months after their 3rd dose and those 50+ are eligible 4+ months after their first booster dose. 

Through the spring the Princeton Health Department will be hosting regular clinics at various locations. Appointments for these clinics can be made through the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System (  If you have any questions about boosters or upcoming clinics please email Julie Venema,

Princeton COVID-19 Case Data

Updated May 18, 2022:

  • Total Positive Cases: 2890
  • Cases in the past 7 days: 107
    Highest 7 day total - 287 (1/4/22- 1/10/22)
    Daily Average: 15.28
  • Cases in the past 14 days: 200
    Highest 14 day total - 568 (12/28/21- 1/10/22)
    Daily Average: 14.28

Vaccination Status of Princeton Residents

As of 5/9/22*

  • All ages (5 and over): 88%  
  • 18 and over: 90%  
  • 65 and over: 99%  

*Data available on the NJCOVID Dashboard

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Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Top Concerns


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


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.

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