New Jersey vaccine eligibility to expand to people 55+, journalists in April

Coronavirus
new jersey vaccine

Sgt. Brian Patrick McKnerney, of the New Jersey State Police, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Morris County vaccination site, in Rockaway, New Jersey on Jan. 8, 2021.

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility beginning April 5 to people ages 55 and older and to people 16 and older with intellectual or developmental disabilities. That’s according to Gov. Phil Murphy’s office.

Additionally, members of the press will also become eligible on that date, according to Murphy’s press secretary.

Murphy is set to announce the expansion Friday.

The expansion to millions of residents and those who work in New Jersey means millions more people can get the vaccine.

It comes just as the state expects to see what Murphy has called a quantum leap in the number of vaccines it receives from the federal government.

New Jersey is the No. 1 state for new COVID-19 cases per capita over the past two weeks.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Jersey Videos

NJ governor's race tightens as early voting begins

10th annual Montclair Film Festival

Murphy, Ciattarelli talk taxes at PIX11 forum

The Race for NJ Gov.: Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli

The Race for NJ Gov.: Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy

More New Jersey

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Global Coronavirus Tracker

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter