PATERSON, NJ -- New Jersey is expected to receive its first batch of 130,000 COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines toward the end of December, Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday. The state expects to have a total of 400,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine available for New Jerseyans quickly thereafter.  

Local vaccine distribution in New Jersey's third largest city, Mayor Andre Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson, will follow the same model of coordination Paterson officials have employed since the pandemic first struck in March.  

“Our local health department has coordinated with county and state officials, as well as the medical professionals at St. Jospeh’s Health, every step of the way in this battle against COVID-19,” Mayor Andre Sayegh said. “Just as we aggressively launched testing centers and built contact tracing capabilities that were used as models across the US, we will execute a plan to get our residents vaccinated.”

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“This will be a long process,” Sayegh warned. “However, our resolve is strong and together, continuing to adhere to social distancing and good hygiene, we will defeat this invisible enemy.”. 

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