With almost 70% of New Jersey adults fully immunized against COVID, the state has the eighth highest vaccination rate in the nation, according to federal data.More than 5.11 million people who live, work or study in the state have now been totally vaccinated, according to state data.But there are still some big neighborhoods that are lagging, state authorities note.The state continues to focus on increasing vaccinations in locations where there are lower rates, Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at Mondays coronavirus briefing.Of towns with populations of over 10,000, Lakewood and Phillipsburg tie for the least expensive rate, with only 39% of the adult population completely vaccinated, according to June 13 data on the states COVID vaccination dashboard. Both towns vaccination rates went up 4% in the past 4 weeks.Warren County authorities contested the states data about Phillipsburg last week, stating many of its homeowners were likely vaccinated across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania and are for that reason not part of New Jerseys data.The next least expensive vaccination towns based on state data are New Brunswick (41%), Bridgeton (42%), Irvington (42%) and East Orange (43%). They were followed by Trenton (45%), Camden (46%), Glassboro (47%) and Orange (49%).
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