Will you need an annual vaccination for COVID-19?

The Murphy administration has defended the pace of the COVID-19 vaccination program, claiming the process was complicated by changes in federal shipping schedules and a limited pool of clinicians available to administer the vaccine. The timeline for reaching the 70% rate of immunized residents could now push into the fall, and experts say their work will be far from over.

The director of the Rutgers Global Health Institute, Dr. Richard Marlink, says there’s a good chance we’ll need the COVID-19 vaccine annually. He joins Anchor Briana Vannozzi to explain.

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