NJ to reopen some COVID-19 vaccine megasites; rate of transmission falls to 1.11

New Jersey is going to reopen some of its COVID-19 vaccine megasites as people become eligible for booster shots.

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2021, 9:17 PM

Updated 968 days ago

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New Jersey is going to reopen some of its COVID-19 vaccine megasites as people become eligible for booster shots.
Because the boosters are recommended six months after the second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, about 2.4 million New Jersey residents would be eligible for a booster by Sept. 20.
Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday that it could take four months to get those shots out.
Health officials announced 1,327 new positive PCR tests. The rate of transmission has fallen to 1.11 and the positivity rate is at 5.19%.
There are currently 976 people in state hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19, with another 60 patients under investigation. There are 216 patients in the ICU and 107 patients on ventilators.
Health officials say that more than 5.1 million New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated against the virus. Of that group, there have been 12,242 breakthrough cases, or about 0.24% as of Aug. 15.


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