Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has arrived at several hospitals in New Jersey just nine months after the state saw its first COVID-19 positive case on March 4. Vaccinations will begin Tuesday. It’s the first offensive weapon against a virus now raging in the state with numbers surpassing what we saw in the spring.
Today, state health leaders are reporting 4800 new confirmed cases, the total now topping 400,000 and 25 more COVID deaths for more than 17,000 deaths. With a state population of close to 9 million, that equates to 1 in every 500 New Jerseyans have died since the pandemic began. More than 3600 patients as of last night in hospitals.
New Jersey will start administering the coronavirus vaccine at 8 in the morning at University Hospital in Newark and the governor hopes it will stave off his fears of “hell” the next few weeks.