While every New Jerseyan age of 12 and older is eligible for a vaccine, COVID-19 vaccination rates for some major cities in the state are delayed, Government War Phil Murphy said Wednesday.
So far, more than 4.26 million people have been fully vaccinated, and more than 5 million people have received at least their first dose, Murphy said at his recent coronavirus briefing in Trenton.
But in big cities, Phillipsburg has the lowest vaccination rate of 40%, Murphy said.
It is followed by Pemberton (41%), Lakewood (42%), Irvington (42%), New Brunswick (43%), East Orange (44%), Camden (48%), Glassboro (49%) and Wallington (49 )%).
Bridgeton comes in at exactly 50 percent, Murphy said.
Although the number is still low for these cities, “progress has been meaningful,” Murphy said, noting that the state will continue to hold events to reach communities where vaccination rates are delayed.
“We continue to work with local officials in these communities, among many others across the state, to get them the resources they need to move these vaccination rates up where they need to be – and where we know they can be, ”Murphy said. “And especially for young people, now’s the time to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your friends.”
“We know that there is a direct link between our ever-increasing number of vaccinations and our ever-decreasing number of cases and admissions,” he said.
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Karin Price Mueller can be reached at KPriceMueller@NJAdvanceMedia.com.