Eyewitness News Afternoon Update

A paramedic was seriously injured and needed four stitches after she was bitten by a teenager she was treating in Brooklyn.

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DAVID NOVARRO: I'm David Novarro with a look at some of the local coronavirus headlines, and another mass vaccination site in New York City will now stay open 24/7. The Javits Center following in the steps of Yankee Stadium, which is also offering around the clock shots all possible because of an increase in vaccine supplies to the city, including the single dose Johnson & Johnson shot. Today, New Jersey started administering some of its allotment of the J&J vaccine. The Governor Phil Murphy was in Union City to watch senior citizens become some of the first to get it.

- How do you feel? How was it?

- Let's get another shot. That's it.

- That's it. Easy. Easy, right?

- Easy. Easy. What I mean, it's safe.

- To think 13 months ago, our scientists took some numbers on a screen and turned it into the vaccine that was administered today. Safe, effective, one shot. It brings tears to my eyes.

PHIL MURPHY: I cannot possibly overstate how much this day and this vaccine is a game-changer in our fight to protect residents, to save lives, and to defeat this virus.

DAVID NOVARRO: Back in New York City, movie theaters are reopening today. For the first time in nearly a year they can operate at 25% capacity or up to 50 people per screening.

- Too early for me. I mean, I've had my second vaccination, and it'll be fully effective by this time next week. But I'm not ready.

- I like movies. Movie theaters will always have a place. It doesn't matter if there's streaming services. It's nothing like coming with your kids, with your family.

DAVID NOVARRO: Employees and patrons must wear masks and maintain social distancing. Self-serve food and drink areas will also remain off limits. We invite you to stay with Eyewitness News and ABC 7 NY for the latest on the pandemic.

We'll have complete coverage on Eyewitness News first at 4:00. Meteorologist Lee Goldberg will have the weekend Accuweather forecast, and, of course, all the news of the day will be available to you on our website at ABC7NY. See you back first at 4:00.