COVID-19 Information & News

Vaccination Status of Princeton Residents

As of 5/9/2022: 

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

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Be advised: The Princeton Health Department is currently out of at-home COVID-19 test kits. To order at-home test kits, please visit the links below. 

  • Free, at-home COVID-19 saliva PCR tests are available to every New Jerseyan. Order your test by visiting learn.vaulthealth.com/nj.
  • Free, at-home rapid antigen tests are available from the federal government. Order one set of 4 free at-home tests from special.usps.com/testkits.

Princeton Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics    

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

Princeton Health Department is offering pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics to interested businesses.  The Health Department is able to set up a vaccine clinic at a business location to provide vaccines for unvaccinated staff. Please email Health Officer, Jeff Grosser for more details.


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 winter 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 (https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/en-US/).  If you have any questions about boosters or upcoming clinics please email Julie Venema, jvenema@princetonnj.gov


All individuals aged 5 and older that work, live, or study in New Jersey are now eligible for vaccination.

Find an appointment using the State's Vaccine Appointment Finder. Same-day appointments are available at various locations. 

If you need a ride to a vaccine site, discounted or free rides are available wherever Lyft services are offered. Call 2-1-1 to schedule a ride. 


5/16/22 - Princeton Total COVID-19 Cases: 2890

Cases in the past 7 days: 107 (Daily Average 15.28)
Highest 7 day total = 287 (1/4/22- 1/10/22)

Cases in the past 14 days: 200 (Daily Average 14.28)
Highest 14 day total = 568 
(12/28/21- 1/10/22)