Gov. Murphy visits Jersey City's community vaccination center; added focus on communities of color
Gov. Phil Murphy visited Jersey City's community vaccination center Wednesday, and the hope there is simple – get more vaccines for the people who live and work in the city.
With Jersey City being the most diverse city in the country, the hope is to also get the vaccines to some of the most affected by COVID-19 – the communities of color.
The governor joined Mayor Steven Fulop in touring the Mary McLeod Bethel Life Center on MLK Drive.
The center continues its usual community functions but has also pivoted to serving as a testing center and now a vaccination center.
Fulop says the number of vaccines distributed to the city per week has been anywhere from 300 to 700. That's a small percentage in comparison to Jersey City's population, though. Fulop invited Murphy to tour the center today and tweeted the statement.
The city is currently prioritizing seniors, first responders and people with high risk pre-existing conditions to receive the vaccine.