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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Princeton COVID-19 Update

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Update-September 20, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update:

On Friday, September 17th, 2021, the FDA released new recommendations for the distribution of additional doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Princeton Health department expects to obtain further guidance for the distribution of additional doses for those who have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer who are immunocompromised, those who are 65+ and have been fully vaccinated for 6 months, and those who are at risk for severe COVID-19. As more guidance is released Princeton Health Department and expand clinics to additional populations as they are approved. Currently the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is approved for additional doses in only those who are severely immunocompromised and the J&J COVID-19 vaccine is not currently approved for an additional dose.  For further questions please contact Princeton Health Department COVID-19 generalist at 

Princeton COVID-19 Case Data

Updated September 20, 2021: 

  • Total Positive Cases: 827
  • Cases in the past 7 days:113
    Highest 7 day total - 39 (12/12/2020-12/18/2020)
    Daily Average: 1.85
  • Cases in the past 14 days: 36
    Highest 14 day total - 66 (12/8/2020-12/21/2020)
    Daily Average: 2.57

Vaccination Status of Princeton Residents

As of 9/20/2021*

  • All ages (12 and over): 80%  
  • 18 and over: 80%  
  • 65 and over: 98%  

*Data available on the NJCOVID Dashboard

Need a COVID-19 Test?  

Check out the COVID-19 Test Site Finder

Upcoming "Walk-In" COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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

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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


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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