NEWARK, NJ — A “game changer” in New Jersey’s fight against the coronavirus has officially opened its doors in Newark.
On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka were among those present for the launch of the “largest mass COVID-19 vaccination site” in the state, located on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) at 56 Lock Street.
The site has the capacity to give up to 6,000 doses per day, seven days per week. It will be open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
NJIT administrators said it’s still unknown how long the center will be operational, but they expect that it will run for “at least two to three months.”
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be administered for the first six weeks, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be given for the remaining two weeks, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Vaccines will be provided directly from the federal government, above and beyond the state’s regular allocations, officials said.
For more information about eligibility or to preregister for a vaccination, visit https://covid19.nj.gov/vaccine or call 855-568-0545.