New Jersey pushes to improve lagging COVID-19 vaccination rate

State has administered only about 25% of its available COVID-19 vaccines

More than 30 countries, including the United States, are now reporting cases of a highly contagious COVID-19 variant. It was first detected in the United Kingdom, where officials are ramping up an immunization program by rolling out the first shots of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Monday morning at University Hospital in Newark, frontline workers got their second dose of Pfizer’s vaccine, making them the first New Jersey residents to be fully vaccinated. But the program is moving slowly. The state still has more than 70% of its vaccine stockpile waiting to be doled out. What’s the holdup? Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.