The data, however, indicates that the variant may not cause serious illness in those who contract it. The information is only in its infancy, which shouldn’t cause people to become too lax in taking precautions, health officials said.
Cape May County remains a prime spot in New Jersey for vaccinations.
Residents have propelled Cape to the top five of the state’s 21 counties for having the highest percentage of vaccinations, having hit Gov. Phil Murphy’s 70% target, officials said. The county has a particularly high number of elderly people, of whom less than 300 residents aged 65 or over are unvaccinated.
The county will host weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Avalon starting next week.
Clinics will be held Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Avalon Community Center at 3001 Avalon Avenue. This is a walk-in clinic, and masks, ID, and a COVID-19 vaccine card (if applicable) are required. They will provide Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, including booster doses.
City council approved Michael Voll as Cape May city manager in a remote meeting Thursday.
A mobile clinic will also be organized each week at different sites across the county. The first mobile clinic will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Millman Center, 209 Bayshore Road in the Villas section of the Lower Town.