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Morris County hits state goal to fully vaccinate 70 percent of adults

Federal Data Places Morris County at Top in All Full COVID-19 Vaccination Categories

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County is the first county in New Jersey to fully vaccinate 70 percent of its adult residents, 18 years and older, meeting a goal set by Governor Phil Murphy a full month ahead of schedule, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC data indicates COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Morris County hit the State of New Jersey’s goal yesterday, June 2, and that Morris County is leading the state in fully vaccinating residents in all age categories outlined in the CDC data.

“By achieving 70 percent of adults fully vaccinated one month ahead of the Governor’s goal, Morris County is leading the way in reopening schools, businesses, summer camps and, as was recently announced by Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, live performances,” said Commissioner John Krickus of the Morris County Board of County Commissioners.

Monitor the CDC’s data, State-by-State and County-by-County, here

The CDC data shows 64.6 percent of Morris County residents over 12 years old are fully vaccinated, and that 82.7 percent of residents who are 65 years and older are fully vaccinated. Cape May also has 82.7 percent of residents who are 65 years and older fully vaccinated.

Morris County has the highest total of its population fully vaccinated at 56.3 percent. Note: Children under 12 years old are not eligible for the vaccine.

The chart below shows the June 2, 2021 data for each New Jersey county.

June 2 2021 NJ Vax Data.jpg

SOURCE:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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