The Health Department is reporting that new cases have decreased during October, with 22 cases investigated since September 25th. For ongoing protection as we enter the holiday season, the CDC has expanded their recommendations for booster vaccinations: https://www.nj.gov/health/news/2021/approved/20211022a.shtml. Available data right now show that all three of the COVID-19 vaccines approved or authorized in the United States continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant.
Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging. There are over 1,600 vaccination sites open to the public in communities throughout New Jersey – many of which have walk-in availability or extended hours. To find a site and book an appointment online, visit covid19.nj.gov/finder or call the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545.