New Jersey on Tuesday administered its first Covid vaccine, at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, next to University Hospital in Newark.
It went to 56-year old Maritza Beniquez, a nurse at the hospital. “I didn’t feel it, there’s no pain, I feel great,” she said. “I’m excited, I’m happy that in another two months, month and a half, I won’t have to be afraid to go into a room (with a Covid patient) anymore.”
After Beniquez got her shot -- on her birthday -- three doctors and a medical assistant were vaccinated, including Dr. Robert Johnson, dean of the medical school.