Firefighters, police officers line up in Hoboken for 1st doses of COVID vaccine
First responders received their first doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine Sunday at Riverside Medical Group in Hoboken.
The clinic located on Hudson Street is typically closed on Sundays but was open to give extra opportunities for police and firefighters to be vaccinated.
News 12 is told more than 120 members of the Hoboken police and fire departments, including Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante, were given the vaccine.
Ferrante says receiving the vaccine was a shot of hope after a long 10 months watching over his officers as they deal with the pandemic.
The police chief says 12 members of his department are out right now as five are in quarantine and seven have tested positive for coronavirus.
New Jersey first responders were first allowed to get the vaccine on Friday.
The state's 55,000 first responders are the first individuals in group 1B to become eligible for vaccination.