Hudson County is the first urban area in New Jersey to reach 70% vaccines


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SECAUCUS, NJ – Interesting news: Hudson County is one of the most vaccine-friendly counties in the state of New Jersey, and Secaucus is one of the most vaccinated towns in the state.

Hudson County is the first urban county in New Jersey to exceed Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of reaching over 70% of its population with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Hudson County Manager Tom DeGise announced the news Monday morning.

Each town in Hudson County now has more than 70 percent of its residents vaccinated, “with Secaucus leading the way with an impressive 90 percent first-dose vaccination rate,” said County Director DeGise.

There are 544,377 people over the age of 18 living in Hudson County, and 431,205 of them have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, as of July 12, according to data from the Department of Health. State.

In June, Hudson County, out of 11 counties in the state, was selected for closer surveillance and increased resources from the state Department of Health to encourage vaccination. This included efforts such as billboards and increased funding for free immunization clinics.

This is because of the population density of Hudson County and because for months Hudson County remained in the ‘red zone’ of the coronavirus, which meant that there was high transmission of the coronavirus. , higher than most other parts of the state.

Statewide, New Jersey now has about five million people vaccinated, exceeding Governor Murphy’s goal of 4.7 million people vaccinated.

The 12 towns in Hudson County are:

Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, North Bergen, Edgewater, Guttenberg, Secaucus, Kearny, Union City, West New York and East Newark.

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