Front-line workers at several Robert Wood Johnson Hospital campuses to get COVID-19 vaccine
Front-line workers at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital campuses all over New Jersey will receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Monday.
The New Brunswick campus was one of the first six hospitals to vaccinate health care workers last week and now Monday.
The New Jersey Health Department says that the goal is to vaccinate 70% of the public in six months - an ambitious plan where there are already some delays.
Gov. Phil Murphy has said New Jersey will receive 20% fewer doses than originally expected.
The head of the federal effort to distribute the vaccines - Operation Warp Speed - apologized for miscalculating and miscommunicating how many doses states would be receiving.
Pfizer has released a statement saying there are millions of doses at the ready, and it's waiting instructions from the federal government to ship them.