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New COVID-19 cases remain high in Metuchen, Team Vaccine program has helped schedule 200 vaccine appointments in a few days

METUCHEN – Mayor Jonathan Busch urges residents stay vigilant despite the borough having one of the highest vaccination rates in Middlesex County as new COVID-19 cases in the borough remain high.

“We have had 42 cases just this week and our weekly averages are now higher than at any time since just after the holidays,” he said in a social media post on March 20.

The borough has a total of 932 COVID-19 cases as of March 20. The borough has lost 11 residents to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

Officials are encouraged with more than 20% of Metuchen residents having received at least one shot.

“Spring is here and we appear to be on the precipice of some degree of normalcy, but let’s get there sooner by continuing to be vigilant,” Busch said.

The newly launched Team Vaccine program has had tremendous success, the mayor said. Volunteers have scheduled nearly 200 vaccine appointments on behalf of residents in just a few days.

“They were even able to get nearby appointments for a number of our seniors who showed up to register at the Senior Center on [March 19],” he said.

For residents who are eligible for the vaccine and would like assistance from TEAM VACCINE, complete the form at https://forms.gle/ZxL1D6bAFcAEFQ8F8. To participate in the program, residents must be currently vaccine eligible and registered with the state’s Vaccine Registry at https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/covid.

For more information, visit: https://ittakesaborough.com and/or e-mail TEAM VACCINE at onemetuchenvaccines@gmail.com.

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