COVID-19 cases are expected to climb across New Jersey. How health officials say you can protect yourself.
COVID-19 case numbers are expected to rise heading into the holiday season.
Hospitalizations have risen in the past week. Monday, the state sat at 816, up from 694 patients the week prior. The number of patients in the ICU and requiring ventilators is also up 24% over last Sunday.
A number of hospital systems and county health departments are offering the booster shots for eligible recipients.
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The federal government is dropping certain requirements to receive the booster shots, which will give more people a chance to get their boosters before the holidays. Some are getting theirs before Thanksgiving this week at clinics throughout New Jersey.
"The vaccine continues to be showing tremendous power,” says Gov. Phil Murphy. “Greater than 99% of those vaccinated overall remain virus free. But as we know from research, the vaccines do begin to lose some effectiveness in some people over time.”
JFK Medical Center is one of the places you can get the vaccine.