NJ launches J&J COVID-19 vaccine targeting communities of color

First tranche of more than 70,000 doses shipped to senior centers, churches and community soup kitchens

With state health officials placing high hopes on Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, New Jersey is targeting it for use among underserved residents, including at churches and community centers across the state. “This weapon from J&J especially is going to allow us to reach deep into our communities to bring the vaccine to residents to ensure equitable access and equitable distribution and to save lives in some of our hardest-hit areas,” Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan was on the ground Friday as Johnson & Johnson shots were administered.

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