RWJBarnabas Health Vaccinates First Team Members Against COVID-19

Today, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, made history as one of only six hospitals in New Jersey to receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, launching its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic.

“My heart was pattering a little bit… but once you got the shot it was fine,” said Anthony Patten, Jr., PA-C, Assistant Director, Hospital-based Providers/Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant, our first #HealthCareHero to volunteer for the vaccination. “I think this is the right thing for us to do, not only for ourselves but for the patients.”

Here are highlights from this exciting day – truly a beacon of hope at the end of this tough year.