New FEMA COVID-19 community vaccination site opens on NJIT campus in Newark

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Gov. Phil Murphy were in Newark this morning touring FEMA’s most recent COVID-19 vaccination site to open.
The line to be vaccinated wrapped around the Naimoli Family Athletic & Recreational Center on the campus of NJIT. The facility has enough capacity to vaccinate 6,000 people each day.
Baraka and Murphy toured the facility, knowing there are many New Jersey residents still undecided about getting the vaccine or even flat out against it. 
“There’s people in my own family who are hesitant, but I know people who actually got the virus and they told me how bad it was and they survived, luckily enough,” said Michael Vargas, of Hillsdale.
The location is giving out the Pfizer vaccination. Participants are scheduled to return in 21 days for their second shot.