By Naniyah McClain
Student Lifestyle Editor
As of Apr. 6, there has been a 13% increase in administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Bergen County compared to last week, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
Last week, there were 475,932 administered doses. 22% of Bergen County residents are fully vaccinated, according to msn.com
Bergen County is one of the top 5 fully vaccinated counties in New Jersey, along with Somerset County, Gloucester County, Morris County and Cape May County.
36% of Bergen County (335,003 people) has received one dose and 22% of Bergen County (204,362 people) are fully vaccinated. 37% of New Jersey (3,304,307 people) has received one dose and 22% of New Jersey (1,948,426 people) are fully vaccinated, msn.com reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a full vaccination requires a single dose shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Someone is considered to be fully vaccinated 2 weeks after they’ve been given a single (Johnson & Johnson) or second (Pfizer or Moderna) dose shot, msn.com continues.
With the progress that has been made in the recent vaccination process in New Jersey, and Gov. Phil Murphy expanding the vaccine eligibility by allowing New Jersey residents who are 16 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Apr. 19, will FDU be encouraged to make the vaccination process mandatory for FDU students before returning back to campus in the fall, following the footsteps of Rutgers University?
For more information regarding the county-by county vaccination rollout, visit the COVID-19 Tracker website: New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker | courierpostonline.com
From yesterday to today, there was an increase of 4,311 new cases in New Jersey, with 410 cases from Bergen county.
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*Numbers according to Google Statistics.
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Art by Naniyah McClain.