According to the New Jersey Department of Health, only 3% of COVID-19 vaccines administered so far in the state have gone to Black residents and just 5% to Hispanic/Latinx residents.
On Wednesday, shortly before Gov. Phil Murphy learned of a case of COVID-19 infection within his family, he visited a Jersey City community center where vaccinations are being administered, touting it as one way the state is aggressively distributing the vaccine in communities of color. But some community leaders in Black and brown neighborhoods said the state is still lacking specific vaccination plans. Correspondent Leah Mishkin has the story.