Governor Phil Murphy announced on Sunday that New Jersey will be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine for the first time in Newark on Tuesday morning.
The governor said the vaccination kick-off would take place at a university hospital.
“We will start vaccination of heroic health care workers,” Murphy told ABC anchor Martha Raddatz “this week.”
Murphy said that “most” of the 76,000 doses sent to Garden State were given to healthcare professionals, followed by nursing home residents and staff.
“We divide the majority into healthcare professionals, but it’s a good slug for caregivers and staff,” Murphy said.
“And in each week that follows, these are two top priorities, and as you can imagine, it takes weeks to process both populations in these groups,” he added.
The governor said the general public should have access by spring.
“By April and May, I think everyone will have access to one of these vaccines,” Murphy said.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s vaccine for emergency use on Friday.
After seeking an emergency license at the end of last month, Moderna’s vaccine may be shipped next.
New Jersey will give its first COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday
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