CDC director unveils new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled updated guidelines on Tuesday detailing activities that vaccinated people can safely resume, including attending small outdoor gatherings without the need to wear a mask. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said fully vaccinated individuals "can take a step back to the normalcy of before."
In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.
Get protected! All New Jersey residents age 12 or older are now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination. The New Jersey “mega-sites” and some CVS and Walgreens pharmacies will serve 12-17 year olds, accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Full list of clinics (locations showing a minimum age of 12 may offer the Pfizer vaccine - call ahead before scheduling).
Hopewell Valley residents 18 or older may email to be contacted about local vaccination opportunities.
The NJ Vaccine Registry
Register with the State of New Jerseyfor vaccines administered by Mercer County at the CURE Arena in Trenton or Mercer County Community College (soon to be at Mercer County Park in West Windsor). If you have registered with the New Jersey Vaccination Scheduling System (NJVSS) and have not received an email acknowledging your registration, please check your spam/junk folders for emails from New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), which manages the NJVSS, or re-register. For questions specific to Mercer County, you can also email Mercer County.
People without internet access can register by calling 855-568-0545.
It's important that you obtain a test if you have been exposed to COVID-19. Free testing is available from Mercer County, and can be done either from home or as a walk in.