Gov. Murphy directs Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to minority communities

Roughly 70,000 doses are expected in New Jersey this week

With the blessing of both the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johnson & Johnson will ship the first round of its one-shot vaccine across the country. Roughly 70,000 doses are expected in New Jersey this week, and medical experts say that emergency use authorization having now been given for this third vaccine in the U.S. could help turn the page on the pandemic.

On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be prioritized for Black and brown communities. Will that help with inequities in the state’s vaccine distribution system? Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.

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