LACEY – The Lacey Township Committee has announced two upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics that they are offering to residents.
The Township recently put out a statement to its residents explaining how the town needs to reach 70 percent of residents to be vaccinated.
“The Governor’s Office has been monitoring vaccine rates and unfortunately Lacey is only at 56 percent. The Governor’s Office wants all towns to be at 70 percent or greater and he has given us 8 weeks to increase our vaccination rate,” the Township wrote in a statement. “To meet this goal Lacey Township needs to vaccinate 335 residents over the next eight weeks. We have lower vaccination rates in the age groups of 12 to 27 and 29 to 49. There are five municipalities in Ocean County and 11 other counties throughout the state in the same predicament.”
The upcoming vaccine clinics are scheduled for the following dates:
- July 21: Mill Pond Elementary School, Western Blvd. from 3 to 7 p.m.
- September 25: Lacey Day at Gille Park from 12 to 3 p.m.
“Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will be one of the best ways to protect yourself and everyone around you. The more people who get vaccinated against COVID-19, the better it is for everyone. By stopping the spread of COVID-19, we can keep businesses, schools, and other venues open. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 gets us closer to the end of the pandemic,” Township Committee members said. “While we understand that getting vaccinated is a personal decision, we ask that you consider getting vaccinated… We all play a part in this effort, and you are key.”