Cape May County continues to perform well among New Jersey counties in vaccination rates. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 67.1% of the entire County’s population is fully vaccinated. The percentage increases to 87.3% when only looking at individuals who are aged 65 and over, which are the people most at-risk from COVID-19. Cape May County ranks in the top five among all counties in the State in percentage of population vaccinated.
The Cape May County Department of Health is offering booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals that have received the Moderna vaccine must wait six months before receiving the booster shot. People who have taken the Johnson & Johnson vaccine need to wait two months before getting the booster. The County’s DOH will be providing all Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccinations, including booster doses, along with Flu shots at the Avalon Community Center every Wednesday (except Nov. 24 due to a scheduling conflict) from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M, no appointments needed as this is a walk-in clinic. They will also be providing first and second doses via their mobile vaccine clinic weekly as well. This upcoming week, vaccines will be available:
- Wednesday Nov. 17th 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. at the Avalon Community Center, 3001 Avalon Ave. in Avalon – Moderna or Johnson & Johnson
- Thursday Nov. 18th 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Ocean View Fire Company, 2545 Rt. 9. in Ocean View – First and Second shots of Moderna or First shot of Johnson & Johnson – no boosters will be given at this location.
“We encourage everyone to get vaccinated, it is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones,” said Cape May County Commissioner Vice-Director Leonard Desiderio, Co-Chair of the County’s Recovery Task Force. “We thank our Department of Health, under the direction of Commissioner Jeff Pierson for their tireless work to keep our County safe from COVID-19.”
For more information on obtaining the vaccine, quickly and free of charge, go to https://capemaycountynj.gov/226/Health-Department or call (609) 465-1187. Cape May County has recorded 12,520 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 12,116 of those are now off quarantine. More details on daily reported case numbers can be found at https://capemaycountynj.gov/1418/Covid-19-Dashboard.
Sadly, today we are announcing the passing of three individuals a 50-year-old female from West Wildwood, a 56-year-old female from Upper Township and a 64-year-old male from Middle Township, “Words cannot express how saddened we are for these loss of lives”, said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends.”