Phil Murphy: COVID-19 booster is not a bonus, it’s a necessity

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FILE PHOTO: Julissa Vasquez, 23, receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination as part of a vaccine drive by the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians in Arleta, Los Angeles

Governor Phil Murphy today urged fully vaccinated residents to get their COVID-19 booster shot after studies have shown the waning effectiveness of the original two-regiment vaccine dosage. This comes as a new wave of COVID-19 is spreading across New Jersey, one of the most vaccinated states in America and ahead of the impending widespread arrival of the new omicron variant.

“We encourage everyone to continue seeking out opportunities to get your booster shot,” Murphy said. “The added protection of a booster is not a bonus, it’s a necessity.”

To date, 6.1 million residents in New Jersey are fully vaccinated, but only 1.5 million have received their booster shot.

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