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Congressman Sires’ Statement on New Jersey Reaching Vaccination Goal

Jun 18, 2021
Press Release

(West New York, NJ) –Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) made the following statement after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that 4.7 million adult residents have been vaccinated in New Jersey:

“I applaud the hard work of Governor Murphy, State Health Commissioner Perischilli, and all those who have worked tirelessly over the past months to get New Jerseyans vaccinated. Governor Murphy set a deadline to fully vaccinate 4.7 million adult residents by June 30th so that 70% of our adult population would be protected from COVID-19. This goal was achieved well ahead of schedule and is a testament not only to Governor Murphy and those who worked on distributing vaccines but also the people of New Jersey, who have shown a commitment to the public health of their communities throughout the pandemic. While this moment may have felt impossible last year, when we were in the midst of a spike in cases, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. We need to build on this momentum and ensure that every eligible individual is able to get a vaccine.”

For information on vaccination sites in New Jersey please visit covid19.nj.gov.