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Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
February 12, 2021

Judith M. Persichilli
Commissioner

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Governor Murphy Announces Community-Based Vaccination Partnership for Underserved Communities

15,000 Residents to be Vaccinated in March in Houses of Worship and Community Sites

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of a community-based vaccination partnership to provide equitable access of the COVID-19 vaccine to underserved communities throughout New Jersey.

The community-based vaccination sites are supported through a partnership by the New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and U.S. Department of Defense, in addition to local faith leaders, nonprofit organizations, local officials, and health departments. The initial phase of the community-based vaccination partnership will include sites in Somerset, Trenton, Elizabeth, Vineland, and Paterson. These cities have been strategically selected as they have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and are some of the most diverse and socio-economically challenged communities in the state. The community-based vaccination partnership will vaccinate 15,000 residents through the end of March and launches on Monday, February 15 at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset.

Full press release  (Office of the Governor)

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