NJ Vaccination program expands to include some teens, 55+

More people are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in the state of New Jersey.

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TRENTON – The COVID-19 vaccination program in New Jersey has expanded to include teenagers and adults over the age of 55.

More people in New Jersey are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey after Governor Phil Murphy expanded the eligibility requirements on Friday.

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The new order includes more frontline essential workers and high-risk groups in New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Eligible groups include individuals ages 55-64, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, higher education educators and staff, and communications and utility infrastructure workers among others.


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Who can get vaccinated in New Jersey?

Beginning Monday, April 5, the following groups are eligible for vaccination:

  • Individuals ages 55-64;
  • Individuals ages 16 and up with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  • Educators, including support staff, in higher education settings;
  • Communications infrastructure support, including engineers, and technicians, and members of the press;
  • Real estate, building, and home service workers, including construction workers, code officials, plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, property management, and maintenance workers;
  • Retail financial institution workers, including bank tellers, lending services, public accounting, and check-cashing workers;

Other groups include

  • Sanitation workers providing disinfection and janitorial services, city sanitation workers; residential, commercial, and industrial solid and hazardous waste removal workers;
  • Laundry service workers, including those working in laundromats, laundry services, and dry cleaners;
  • Utility workers including, electrical generation and supply system, natural gas delivery, nuclear power plant, water supply, telephone, cable/fiber/optical/broadband/cellular service workers; and,
  • Librarians and support staff at municipal, county, and state libraries.

“Our Administration has worked closely with communities to build an extensive vaccination infrastructure and has opened over 700 vaccination sites across the state,” said Governor Murphy. “We are already averaging approximately half a million shots per week, and with an expected increase in our federal allocation, we are confident we can expand our vaccination program to more of our essential workers and vulnerable populations. Together with our community partners and a steady supply of vaccine from the federal government, we will meet – and exceed – our goal of vaccinating 4.7 million New Jersey adults.”

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Where to get COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey?

To get vaccinated, visit COVID-19 Vaccine (nj.gov). To get county by County information, follow this link for COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In New Jersey by County

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