Milestone reached: New Jersey hits 4.7M people fully vaccinated against COVID-19

New Jersey has hit Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal of vaccinating 4.7 million people against COVID-19.
State Department of Health figures showed Friday that the state had inoculated 4.75 million people, hitting a goal Murphy set for his administration nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.
The governor announced what he cast as a milestone at University Hospital in Newark, where the state’s first COVID-19 vaccine was administered about six months ago. Murphy had said the figure amounted to 70% of the adult population, but his office said the percentage has dropped because the state’s population grew during the most recent census.
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The vaccination figures also include those under 18 since vaccinations for youths have begun being administered.
Data also shows that more than 76% of New Jersey residents are at least partially vaccinated against the virus.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.