Moderna Vaccine Coming To Verona

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flu shotThe Verona Health Department in cooperation with Montclair Health Department will be sponsoring a COVID -19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The clinic will offer the Moderna vaccine, which requires two shots.

The clinic is open to Verona and Cedar Grove residents, and transportation will be provided if needed. But
you must register in advance by calling 973-857-4832.

In a push to get more New Jerseyans vaccinated against COVID-19, the state Department of Health has created a map to show vaccination rates by town and has been actively publicizing the names of the towns where it feels vaccination rates are lagging. Verona lags behind Cedar Grove in vaccinations but is ahead of Montclair and Caldwell. 

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According to the state map, 63% of Verona’s population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a percentage that rises to 82% among Veronans age 65 or older. Fifty percent of Verona residents are fully vaccinated, a percentage that rises to 73% for those 65 or older. Eighteen Verona residents have died of COVID-19 since data began to be kept last year and, as of yesterday, 991 Veronans have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Essex County data.

 

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