coronavirus vaccine

More in NJ Will Get Covid Vaccine, Poll Shows

Feb 24, 2021
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As the Covid vaccine campaign picks up steam, some good news -- more people in New Jersey say they will take it.

A poll commissioned by the Newark nonprofit Project Ready showed 71% of voters will get the shot, up from 60% in a similar poll in December. There was little change among Black voters though. That figure stayed at about 60%.

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A new Associated Press poll shows that about 1 in 3 Americans definitely or probably won’t get the Covid vaccine, and it is having even more trouble winning acceptance in communities of color, with Blacks less likely than whites to say they will probably or definitely get the shot.

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick took part in a vaccine trial and is trying to educate others. She said information makes all the difference and tells a success story involving two Black men she counseled in Washington D.C.

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University Hospital in Newark will resume vaccinations Wednesday morning after being snowed out for two days.

The hospital has been vaccinating up to 600 people a day, said the CEO, Dr. Shereef Elnahal, and has been able to reschedule everyone who was supposed to have gotten their shots Monday or Tuesday.

Paterson Vaccination Resumes With New Supply of Doses

Jan 13, 2021

The vaccination program in Paterson is up and running again. The city ran out of vaccine Monday morning, but got another 2000 doses on Wednesday and vaccinated another 359 people.

New Jersey officials reported Wednesday an additional 5,028 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  This takes the total number of cases over the half-million mark; 504,647 since the first case was reported in the state back in March. 

Confidence delivered with second shot of COVID vaccine

Jan 5, 2021

  The buzz among health care workers when the first boxes of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine started arriving at South Jersey hospitals in December matched the excitement of those who saw the trucks leaving a Michigan warehouse with the doses.


“I wasn’t there when the boxes arrived, but I heard about it,” said Veronica Manlove, an emergency room nurse for Virtua Camden and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes hospitals. She was the third person in line when inoculations began.


NYC to Use Faith Leaders to Close Vaccine 'Trust Gap'

Dec 21, 2020
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New York City plans to use faith and community leaders to help convince skeptics to take the coronavirus vaccine.

City officials said the way to address what he called the "trust gap" in minority communities is to give folks vaccine information from people they trust. 

Reverend Phil Craig is asking health officials to create a coronavirus vaccination fact sheet for faith leaders.

“What is the side effects that may occur for those that may have had it. The Muslim and Hindu communities, they may want to know are there any animal products in the vaccine,” he said.