Sixty-three percent of all Verona residents ages 18 and older are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the New Jersey Department of Health, up from 60% two weeks ago. Four weeks ago, 57% of Verona residents were fully vaccinated. The percentage of those who have received at least one dose now stands at 69%, up from 64% four weeks ago. The state date does not break out who has gotten which vaccine dose, but if someone got the one-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, it counts as fully vaccinated.
Verona continues to lag Millburn and Livingston in percentage of residents fully vaccinated, which are 74% and 75% respectively. In addition, 84% of Millburn residents have gotten at least one dose and 89% of Livingston residents have hit the same milestone. Cedar Grove and Montclair are tied with Verona at 63% fully vaccinated, while Caldwell lags at 59%. The percentage of residents in those towns having gotten at least one dose is now 72% in Cedar Grove and Montclair, and 68% in Caldwell.
Statewide, New Jersey has reached its goal of having 70% of the population having gotten at least one dose by the end of June, meaning that it has reached the goal set by President Joe Biden. Vermont, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Maryland, Washington, Illinois, New York, Virginia and California have also reached that goal. But the White House said Tuesday that the country would fall short of that goal.
Verona has not reported a new case of coronavirus in four weeks but the rest of New Jersey has not been as lucky. According to the independent news site NJ Spotlight, confirmed new cases are again above 200 and hospitalizations rose above 320, with most of the increase in northern New Jersey. Statewide, the rate of transmission is 0.99.
You can see the full state data map at the bottom of this page on the state Department of Health website.
Does 63% represent all residents including children, or only those who can currently get the vaccine (i.e. 12 and older)?
The state data is only for people ages 18 and up.