New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie (R) said Wednesday that he plans to schedule appointments for his first vaccinations at a clinic near his state capitol in Trenton in the coming days.
Christie is scheduled to have an appointment at the Alford Clinic on Friday, and the first of the month will be on May 4.
He has not announced when he will begin his first vaccine, which he had not yet confirmed in March.
The state has seen a spike in cases linked to the coronavirus, which has killed more than 4,000 people in New Jersey, and Christie is expected to use his role as a Republican to push for the state to pass new state-wide restrictions on vaccination.
He is not scheduled to be at a rally Wednesday to celebrate the signing of the law, which will require all state employees to get a health insurance card, but that event was scheduled to take place the day after the bill was signed.
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Christie, who is a vocal proponent of vaccine safety, has previously voiced concern about vaccination rates in the state.
Last year, he proposed a bill that would have required vaccination of state employees, which was shot down by the Democratic-controlled legislature.