PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey’s third largest metropolis celebrated a milestone on Thursday, saying it has achieved a 100% vaccination price amongst adults 18 and older.
To assist with vaccine hesitancy in Paterson, Mayor Andre Sayegh deployed what he known as an “military of influencers,” together with the president of the Dominican Parade, deputy mayors, athletes and the rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
The mayor stated he believes the mobile units helped make a distinction.
“We began vaccinating on Dec. 28, 2020 and virtually over a 12 months later we haven’t stopped,” Sayegh stated. “For these laborious to succeed in residents, we made positive that we made the vaccine as accessible as potential to anybody.”
The mayor stated the mobile unit was deployed throughout the city six days a week.