Somerset County officials encourage residents to “Give Your Holidays a Boost”
Tuesday marked one year since the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in the U.S. But case numbers and hospitalizations are still up in New Jersey.
Somerset is one of the many counties in New Jersey that is encouraging residents to get the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
County officials are encouraging residents to “Give Your Holidays a Boost” with a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot before joining the holiday party circuit.
On Mondays and Wednesdays, the Somerset County Department of Health is holding a vaccination clinic for the rest of December at the Senior Wellness Center in Bridgewater from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Residents can receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at theses clinics, with no appointment necessary.
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Less than 30% of the state is unvaccinated, yet the unvaccinated represent more than 75% of hospitalized COVID patients, according to health officials.
As for hospitalizations, there are more than 1,600 hospitalizations as of Dec. 12. That’s over 300 more than there were reported on Dec. 3.