COVID-19 booster shots seen as critical to keeping NJ’s long-term care centers safe

Ombudsman says ‘the booster is more important than ever’

More than 8,500 staff and residents at long-term care centers in New Jersey have died due to COVID-19. Now residents and staff are rolling up their sleeves for a booster dose of vaccine that’s considered critical in keeping high-risk adults from getting infected.

New Jersey’s long-term care ombudsman says that vaccine booster shots are also critical in keeping facilities open. The state health department set an October 24 as the deadline for long-term care facilities to schedule their first booster clinics.

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