Verona’s Full COVID Vaccination Rate Nears 60%

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The New Jersey Department of Health’s map of vaccination rates by town shows that the percentage of Verona residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is now 59%, up from 54% last week.  The percentage of Veronans having gotten one dose increased to 68% from 64%.

Four weeks ago, when the state began releasing percentages by town in the hopes of encouraging more people to get vaccinated, Verona’s full vaccination rate was 46% and the percentage of people who had gotten a first shot only was 62%. These percentages are for all ages eligible to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, which has lead to the deaths of 18 Verona residents since the state began compiling data in March 2020. The state data map does not break out which of the three available COVID-19 vaccines a town’s residents have had. 

The current state data indicates that 77% of Verona residents ages 65 and older are fully vaccinated.

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Verona’s fully vaccinated rate has now caught up to Cedar Grove. Montclair has edged up to 57%, but Caldwell lags at 55% and West Orange is at only 52%. Livingston is the Essex County town with the highest vaccination rate, at 70% fully vaccinated, while Irvington is the least, at 22%. Newark’s rate of fully vaccinated people has jumped to 29% from 26% last week. COVID-19 has hit Essex County’s poorest towns the hardest.

You can see the full state data map at the bottom of this page on the state Department of Health website.

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