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Ewing Covid-19 Numbers and Vaccination Update

Governor Phil Murphy announced an expansion of eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. 

All New Jersey residents ages 65 and older, AND individuals between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by CDC, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are now eligible to receive the vaccine. 

Covid UpdateCDC designated conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, heart conditions, obesity and severe obesity, sickle cell disease, smoking, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pregnant individuals and those with a weakened immune system from solid organ transplant are also eligible.  They should, however, follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.

In addition to paid and unpaid healthcare workers in Phase 1A, these two groups mark the expansion of eligible residents in Phase 1B, which recently opened to include sworn law enforcement and fire professionals.  This change adds more than 4 million residents to those eligible to make appointments to get vaccinated.

“Over the last several months, our Administration has built the infrastructure and laid the groundwork to support New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination demand,” said Governor Murphy. “Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are ready to begin ramping up our vaccination efforts exponentially and are confident in our ability to provide every willing New Jersey resident with a vaccine when it is available, and they are eligible.”

Vaccine Registration

Residents need to sign up at the State of NJ vaccination website, covidvaccine.nj.gov, to queue up to receive the vaccine.  If you have already registered at the  vaccine website and are now eligible, you should soon be receiving your email that it is your time to make an appointment at a site near you to get your first vaccine dose.

The purpose of the registry is to keep a record of recipients’ information so that the state and federal government can effectively monitor the administration of dosages and ensure that you receive not only your first dosage when eligible, but also your second at the appropriate interval.  You may opt out of the database 30 days after the public health emergency concludes. 

Reserve your spot to get a vaccine now by pre-registering here.  They’ll ask some questions to determine when you are eligible to receive a vaccination.

Filling out the form should only take about 15 minutes, and your personal the information will be kept private with the State of New Jersey.  Reserve your spot.

Once you complete your registration you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that you have successfully registered and to inform you that you also shortly receive another email confirming your phase in the prioritization process.  As you know, COVID-19 vaccinations will be made available in phases to ensure those most at risk are prioritized.  When it’s time for you to schedule your appointment, you will receive another email inviting you to do so. 

If you believe you may have had an error while registering, or need to change your submitted information, they invite you to inform them via the link provided: https://covid19.nj.gov/vss-feedback/.  Fill out this form and they will work to resolve the issue as quickly as they can.  

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We also provide our latest update on the number of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, Mercer County and Ewing Township.  Please use extreme caution as the COVID crisis is still testing us all and the death toll continues to rise.

COVID-19 Cases

January 14, 2021 Update

Location

New Cases

Total Cases to date

Total to date Fatalities

New Jersey[1]

6,922

543,974

18,070

Mercer County[2]

201

20,997

726

Ewing[3]

12

2179

83[4]

Safety Tips

We remind all residents of the following strategies to help you stay safe:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

Additional Resources

[1] Covid 19 Resident Resources from Mercer County.ps://covid19.nj.gov/ with 1/14/2021 morning data

[2] https://mercernj.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/6a9746e0df254b7bb56083d827972321     with 1/14/2021 data

[3] https://mercernj.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/6a9746e0df254b7bb56083d827972321     with 1/12/2021 data

[4] From the Ewing Township Health Office

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