NEWARK, NJ – According to state statistics released Friday, approximately 28 percent of Newark residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The number is up from last week when it was 26 percent.

The New Jersey Department of Health recently began publishing vaccination statistics for every city in the state. The state website does not list what type of vaccine was given. The Pfizer and Moderna versions require two doses several weeks apart. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires a single dose.

Newark has a population of 282,011 people, according to the latest US Census estimate.

In Newark, here is the percentage breakdown of people who received “at least one dose” of the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 21:

  • All ages – 37 percent
  • 18 and more – 48 percent
  • 65 and above – 71 percent

In Newark, here is the breakdown of Fully Vaccinated Individuals who have completed their course:

  • All ages – 28 percent
  • 18 and more – 36 percent
  • 65 and more – 60 percent

State health officials noted that the website may have more than 100 percent vaccine coverage for some cities for a number of reasons, including people moving, students living on campus in the area, and people living in long-term care facilities.

HOW DO YOU GET A VACCINE IN ESSEX COUNTY?

The state has opened its admissions list to anyone 16 and older living, working, or studying in New Jersey. Vaccines are available to all residents regardless of immigration or insurance status.

New Jersey has paved the way for hundreds of vaccination sites across the state, including state-approved health centers, supermarkets, pharmacies, and doctor’s offices. Some accept appointments or have residency requirements, while others do not. People can visit COVIDvaccine.nj.gov to pre-register.