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‘We're slowly, but surely’: New Jersey to receive 30% boost in COVID-19 vaccines over next 3 weeks

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli says New Jersey is set to get a 30% increase in the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next three weeks.

News 12 Staff

Jan 28, 2021, 10:59 AM

Updated 1,238 days ago

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Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli says New Jersey is set to get a 30% increase in the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next three weeks.
Persichilli said Wednesday that the state’s allotment of vaccines from the federal government will rise from about 100,000 doses a week to 130,000 for three weeks.
"Still not in the end zone, the Biden team knows that, but the intermediate steps they're taking for the couple of month horizon are also really good,” says Gov. Phil Murphy. “We're slowly, but surely, I want to give them a huge shout out and thanks. We're slowly but surely in the direction we need to be going."
The boosted figure comes after President Joe Biden announced Tuesday his administration would increase how much states got by about 16%.
The state will also get special equipment in order to get an extra dose out of Pfizer vaccine vials, which means six doses in all.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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