COVID-19 vaccine could begin in New Jersey early next week
Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli says doses of a COVID-19 vaccine could become available in New Jersey as soon as early next week following federal government approval.
Pfizer’s vaccine received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration late Friday.
Persichilli had said the turnaround time once final approval is given, and the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention sign off, would be just 24 hours. She predicted that could mean the first doses of the vaccine will be administered Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Health care workers and residents at long-term care facilities are expected to be the first groups to get the vaccine.
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