Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday that the first vaccines in New Jersey will be administered on Tuesday, and state officials say six hospitals are slated to get them.
Murphy, speaking on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” said he’ll be at University Hospital in Newark on Tuesday morning to watch health care workers get the first Pfizer coronavirus vaccine shots in New Jersey.
The shots will be administered around 8 a.m. Murphy will join University Hospital President and CEO Shereef Elnahal, state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Dean Dr. Robert Johnson at the event.
“We’re going to be putting shots in the arm on Tuesday morning in Newark,” Murphy told ABC’s Martha Raddatz.
Persichilli said the Pfizer vaccine will require a second shot, and she expects health care workers and long-term care residents and staff to get that by the end of January.
Murphy told ABC that, despite the arrival of the vaccines, it’s not time to let up. People still need to protect themselves and wear masks until, hopefully, all of New Jersey’s population gets access to the vaccine by April.
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