Although the mood was celebratory as officials spoke outside New Jersey’s second vaccination mega-site Monday, they also hammered the federal government for sending just a fraction of the supply they could use to inoculate Garden State residents.

“We’re ready. You can see that if you go inside,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney in front of the makeshift facility inside Rowan College of South Jersey in Sewell. “The state of New Jersey is ready to inoculate its residents.”

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

City officials say the way to address 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.