Like many New Jerseyans, Marilyn Stark has spent hours navigating a bureaucratic maze of online portals and an inundated call center trying to secure a second COVID-19 vaccine appointment for her husband and a first shot for herself.

The lack of doses and a stumbling rollout on the national and state levels have led people like Stark and others to question whether Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal to vaccinate 4.7 million New Jerseyans within six months and usher in a return-to-normalcy is achievable.   

“The vaccine will sure be lifesaving and life-changing, if you receive it,” said the 77-year-old Fort Lee resident.

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