Gov. Murphy gets vaccinated; approves aid to restaurants, bars

Gov. Phil Murphy and first lady Tammy Murphy received their first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2021, 8:15 PM

Updated 1,143 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy and first lady Tammy Murphy received their first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.
The Murphys got their shots at a megasite in Atlantic City, where a push is also underway to vaccinate casino workers. They became eligible for the vaccine this past Monday as eligibility was also opened to people age 55 and older.
There are now more than 2 million New Jersey residents who are fully vaccinated against the virus. The governor has said that his goal is to have 4.7 million people fully vaccinated by the end of June.
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Murphy received his vaccine shot shortly after signing legislation providing $35 million in federal pandemic funds to restaurants, bars and other related businesses. The new aid to restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries are grants and do not have to be repaid. Friday's aid came after an earlier infusion of $35 million in October for the restaurant industry.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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