Gov. Phil Murphy receives COVID-19 vaccine booster

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Gov. Phil Murphy received his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot Sunday at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, his office posted to Twitter.

Murphy urged everyone 18 and older to schedule shots if 6 months have passed since their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or two months after receiving one dose of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, especially as families gather and travel for the holidays.

"The best way to strengthen your protection against COVID-19 is to get your booster shot — that’s why, today, I got mine," Murphy tweeted. "I encourage everyone who’s eligible to get theirs too."

Murphy, 64, First Lady Tammy Murphy, and three of their children posed for a picture holding up their vaccination cards. The family joins more than 1.2 million people who work, live or study in New Jersey who received a third dose or booster of the COVID vaccine, according to state data.

"Easy peasy, in and out," Murphy said in a video on Twitter. "Easy to do, clearly increases your protection against this awful virus."

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Close to 6.2 million New Jersey residents are fully vaccinated, meaning they received two shots of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.

Murphy received his first vaccine dose in April while touring one of the state's six mega-sites in Atlantic City.

Gov. Phil Murphy, Tammy Murphy, and three of their children, received their COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine boosters on Nov. 28 at Monmouth Medical Center.
Gov. Phil Murphy, Tammy Murphy, and three of their children, received their COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine boosters on Nov. 28 at Monmouth Medical Center.

To schedule an appointment to receive a booster, visit covid19.nj.gov/finder.

Ashley Balcerzak is a reporter covering affordable housing and its intersection of how we live in New Jersey. For unlimited access to her work, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.

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