Rutgers expert provides insight into New Jersey’s inoculation effort. Although COVID-19 vaccines are limited, the federal government is working to increase supply throughout the country, says Mary O’Dowd, executive director of Health Systems and Population Health Integration at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and urges New Jersey residents to sign up on the state distribution system and on local and regional vaccine registration sites for when vaccines become fully available.
President Joseph Biden – in response to governors across the country who are running out of vaccines – has ordered another 200 million vaccine doses from Moderna and Pfizer and has pledged to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer. In New Jersey, according to the state’s information hub, 627,677 total vaccine doses have been administered as of Wednesday. To read the full story.