New Jersey will receive $6.5 million in federal funds to boost its vaccine awareness campaign, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) announced Wednesday.
“COVID-19 vaccines are the key to rebuilding our economy, protecting the health of our community, and safely returning to normal patterns of life. It’s critical that everyone in New Jersey and across the country know that these vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available. Everyone must do their part and get a vaccine, so we can end this devastating pandemic.”
The money was made available through $1.9 trillion stimulus bill signed into law in March. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which Pallone chairs, authored the provision, the congressman said.