Monroe vaccination rates exceed state averages in every category

Ritesh Shah of Legacy Pharmacy Group, in collaboration with Swaminarayan Temple in South Brunswick, held COVID-19 vaccine drive on May 8 through the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey. 

MONROE – According to the latest vaccination reports forwarded by Middlesex County from the State of New Jersey Department of Health for the week of Aug. 3, Monroe’s vaccination rates exceeded state averages in every age category.

“Our vaccination rates are good, but with the increasing spread of the Delta variant, vaccines are more important than ever. That’s why we must get as close to a 100% vaccination rate as possible and continue to follow guidance,” Mayor Stephen Dalina said in a prepared statement released Aug. 11. “We must continue to work together to protect the entire community as we have done throughout the pandemic. Getting vaccinated is the best way to help.”
The state report provides vaccination statistics for municipalities in each county according to the following population categories: 12 years and older, 18 years and older, 65 years and older and 80 years and older.
Monroe Township vaccination rates saw a 2% increase over the last four weeks in the 12-plus and 18-plus categories and a 1% increase in the 65-plus and 80-plus categories.

The following chart illustrates Monroe vs. state vaccination statistics:

12-plus: Monroe fully vaccinated 75%; Monroe first dose completed 6%

12-plus: State of New Jersey fully vaccinated 65%; state first dose completed 8%

18-plus: Monroe fully vaccinated 79%; Monroe first dose completed 6%

18-plus: State fully vaccinated 68%; state first dose completed 7%

65-plus: Monroe fully vaccinated 86%; Monroe first dose completed 5%

65-plus: State fully vaccinated 85%; state first dose completed 6%

80-plus: Monroe fully vaccinated 87%; Monroe first dose completed 6%

80-plus: State fully vaccinated 78%, state first dose completed 6%


Vaccines are available at the following locations: Franklin Pharmacy (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J), Texas Road Pharmacy (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J), Stop & Shop Pharmacy (J&J), Walgreens
Pharmacy (Pfizer), Point of Care Pharmacy (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J), Marlboro Medical Arts Pharmacy (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) and CVS Pharmacy, Monroe and Jamesburg (Pfizer)

Additional vaccination information can be found at

Those interested in tracking local case counts may visit the Middlesex County Coronavirus Dashboard at This site is updated weekdays at 4 p.m.

Visit the NJ Covid-19 Information Hub at