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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Princeton COVID-19 Update

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Update- December 2, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update:

COVID-19 boosters have been approved for all three COVID-19 vaccine products. Those who have had Pfizer or Moderna are eligible for a booster dose 6 months after their second dose and those who received Johnson & Johnson are eligible 2 months after their initial vaccination. Eligible booster populations are able to choose any of the three vaccinations for their booster vaccination as long as they have completed the initial series. Through November the Princeton Health Department will be hosting weekly office clinics at One Monument Drive. Appointments for these clinics can be made through the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System (https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/en-US/). Walk-ins are also welcome.  If you have any questions about boosters or upcoming clinics please email Julie Venema, jvenema@princetonnj.gov.


Princeton COVID-19 Case Data

Updated December 2, 2021: 

  • Total Positive Cases: 982
  • Cases in the past 7 days:28
    Highest 7 day total - 39 (12/12/2020-12/18/2020)
    Daily Average: 4
  • Cases in the past 14 days: 62
    Highest 14 day total - 66 (12/8/2020-12/21/2020)
    Daily Average: 4.42

Vaccination Status of Princeton Residents

As of 11/16/2021*

  • All ages (12 and over): 82%  
  • 18 and over: 82%  
  • 65 and over: 99%  

*Data available on the NJCOVID Dashboard


Need a COVID-19 Test?  

Check out the COVID-19 Test Site Finder


Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

  • Friday, December 3rd, Griggs Farm: 205 Griggs Drive, 2- 4pm (COVID-19 only)

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

Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines Fact SheetVaccine Efficacy Comparison Chart (PNG)
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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