New Jersey Among States with Highest Covid Vaccine Rates; Jackson Senior Care Facility Lauded

Sources: Jersey Shore Online;

Twelve states have now reached the Biden administration’s goal to vaccinate 70% of adults with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine by July 4, according to data published Tuesday by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

California and Maryland join Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont in reaching that benchmark.

Overall, 296,404,240 total doses of Covid-19 have been reported administered, about 81% of the 366,317,045 total doses delivered.

The CDC did not update its Covid-19 data tracker on Monday, but about 1.5 million doses have been reported administered since Sunday, for a seven-day average of about 1.2 million doses per day.

About 168.5 million people – nearly 51% of the US population – have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine. About 136 million people – nearly 41% of the population – is fully vaccinated, according to CDC data.

Meanwhile, the Moderna company says it has begun applying for full approval for its vaccine. Since December, the Moderna two-shot vaccine has been distributed under an emergency use authorization for people ages 18 and up. In April, the company announced its vaccine maintained over 90% after six months, which is amount of follow-up time needed to apply for FDA approval.

A health facility in Jackson Township has received high marks from U.S. News recently.

Bartley Healthcare is one of the Best Nursing Homes in New Jersey for 2020-21 for the second year in a row, according to U.S. News And World Report.

Several factors were taken into consideration in determining which nursing homes are the “Best,” resulting in Bartley Healthcare once again being chosen as the only nursing facility in Jackson with a 5-star rating. U.S. News looked at Bartley’s rates of substantial complaints, flu and pneumonia vaccines, use of antipsychotic drugs, hospitalizations, amount of pressure ulcers, and patient-centered rehab therapy, among several other criteria.

A representative of Bartley Healthcare said all of their staff “are very proud to know that all of their hard work and integrity resulted in such an honorable recognition.” Bartley Healthcare prides itself in delivering excellent care and will continue to do so in future years to come.

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