Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the state’s allotment of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has decreased from 492,075 doses to 392,800: a decrease of 20 percent, or 99,275 vaccines.
For Dr. Rovie Mesola of Montclair, getting the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Dec. 17, was both humbling and overwhelming.
The vaccine by Pfizer received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 11. A second vaccine by Moderna is expected to be approved as well.
Because the Moderna vaccine does not require deep-freeze storage, which the Pfizer vaccine does, more hospitals will be able to carry the Moderna vaccine. New Jersey could receive as many as 154,000 vaccines in Moderna’s first shipment.
Besides routine flooding from rainstorms, the street has been particularly vulnerable during major weather events, such as the August 2018 flood and, before that, Hurricane Floyd in September 1999.
In a worst-case scenario, as many as 12,595 new cases could be reported on Jan. 14, with 8,747 people in the hospital. Of the hospital patients, 1,679 patients would be in intensive care, and 1,088 patients would be on ventilators.