Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in New Jersey

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October 17, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in New Jersey

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

The United States as of Oct. 28 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 97.4 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 68.4% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 7.3% of people have received the most recent bivalent booster dose.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in New Jersey using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest vaccination rate as of Oct. 27, 2022. Due to inconsistencies in reporting, some counties do not have vaccination data available. Case count data based on Oct. 13 numbers reported by the Department of Health and Human Services. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#21. Cumberland County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.6% (81,671 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.2% lower vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 431 (645 total deaths)
--- 9.7% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,229 (48,191 total cases)
--- 2.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#20. Ocean County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.2% (341,299 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.7% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 519 (3,149 total deaths)
--- 32.1% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,601 (197,948 total cases)
--- 3.9% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#19. Salem County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.5% (35,894 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.0% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 415 (259 total deaths)
--- 5.6% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,507 (17,160 total cases)
--- 12.3% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#18. Gloucester County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.3% (187,455 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.2% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 347 (1,013 total deaths)
--- 11.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,132 (84,960 total cases)
--- 7.2% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#17. Sussex County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.5% (90,675 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.6% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (508 total deaths)
--- 7.9% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,876 (41,972 total cases)
--- 4.8% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#16. Atlantic County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.6% (183,564 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.7% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 400 (1,054 total deaths)
--- 1.8% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,925 (84,176 total cases)
--- 1.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#15. Monmouth County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.3% (434,957 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.0% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 371 (2,293 total deaths)
--- 5.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,156 (205,166 total cases)
--- 5.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#14. Warren County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.4% (74,153 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.2% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 336 (354 total deaths)
--- 14.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,963 (29,436 total cases)
--- 10.9% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#13. Camden County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.0% (364,423 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.0% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 375 (1,899 total deaths)
--- 4.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,765 (155,815 total cases)
--- 2.0% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#12. Passaic County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.3% (362,918 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.6% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 478 (2,400 total deaths)
--- 21.6% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,151 (176,396 total cases)
--- 12.0% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#11. Hunterdon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.7% (91,720 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.1% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 233 (290 total deaths)
--- 40.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,471 (31,678 total cases)
--- 18.8% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#10. Union County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 74.0% (411,779 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.6% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 439 (2,440 total deaths)
--- 11.7% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,368 (180,076 total cases)
--- 3.1% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#9. Mercer County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 74.3% (272,859 fully vaccinated)
--- 33.2% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (1,312 total deaths)
--- 9.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,542 (101,199 total cases)
--- 12.2% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#8. Essex County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.5% (603,417 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.3% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 460 (3,679 total deaths)
--- 17.0% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,485 (267,534 total cases)
--- 6.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#7. Middlesex County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.9% (626,467 fully vaccinated)
--- 36.0% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (2,947 total deaths)
--- 9.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,523 (251,837 total cases)
--- 2.7% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#6. Burlington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 77.6% (345,647 fully vaccinated)
--- 39.1% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (1,303 total deaths)
--- 25.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,180 (129,951 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#5. Cape May County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 77.8% (71,569 fully vaccinated)
--- 39.4% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 355 (327 total deaths)
--- 9.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,080 (27,685 total cases)
--- 4.1% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#4. Somerset County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 78.7% (258,994 fully vaccinated)
--- 41.0% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (1,005 total deaths)
--- 22.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,174 (89,383 total cases)
--- 13.4% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#3. Morris County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 80.1% (393,776 fully vaccinated)
--- 43.5% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 330 (1,623 total deaths)
--- 16.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,982 (152,381 total cases)
--- 1.3% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#2. Bergen County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 80.3% (748,661 fully vaccinated)
--- 43.9% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 385 (3,585 total deaths)
--- 2.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,552 (294,124 total cases)
--- 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
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#1. Hudson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 80.8% (543,421 fully vaccinated)
--- 44.8% higher vaccination rate than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 416 (2,794 total deaths)
--- 5.9% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,431 (218,066 total cases)
--- 3.3% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey

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