NEW JERSEY — Two new COVID-19 vaccination mega-sites are set to open in New Jersey this week, making it easier for residents to get vaccinated and boosted.
The sites will open in North Jersey's Bergen and Passaic counties. The new sites bring New Jersey's total number of mega sites to five including sites in Somerset County (Bridgewater), Burlington County (Mount Laurel) and Gloucester County (Sewell).
In Bergen County, the vaccination site is located at the former Lord & Taylor building in the fashion center of Paramus at 50 E. Ridgewood Ave. in Paramus.
Bergen County Mega Site Hours:
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Passaic County site is located at the Macy's at 1210 Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne.
Passaic County Mega Site Hours:
Tuesdays: Noon to 8 p.m.
Thursdays: Noon to 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
These are two sites out of the 2,000 sites across the state where residents get vaccinated and boosted, said Gov. Phil Murphy.
"The vaccines continue to prove their effectiveness especially in preventing both COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths," said Murphy.
New Jersey residents who are boosted are three times less likely to catch a case of COVID-19 that would land you in the hospital or worse, said Murphy.
Murphy pointed to the COVID numbers from Dec. 13 to Jan. 9 to show the vaccines are working:
Vaccinated without booster: 178,192 cases (or 47 per 1,000 people)
Vaccinated with a booster: 40,179 cases (or 16 per 1,000 people)
Unvaccinated: 304,128 cases (or 100 per 1,000 people)
Vaccinated without booster: 1,328 (or 3.5 per 10,000 people)
Vaccinated with a booster: 310 (or 1.25 per 10,000 people)
Unvaccinated: 2,422 (or 8 per 10,000 people)
Vaccinated without booster: 104 (or 3 per 100,000 people)
Vaccinated with a booster: 23(or 1 per 100,000 people)
Unvaccinated: 319 (or 10 per 100,000 people)
To find a vaccine appointment near you visit covid19.nj.gov and click vaccine info at the top of the page.
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