Murphy expands New Jersey COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to 16 and over beginning April 19


New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy introduced Monday that the state’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will develop on April 19 to incorporate all these aged 16 and up, 12 days ahead of the preliminary Might 1 goal.

The expanded eligibility comes as over 1.7 million individuals in New Jersey have been totally vaccinated, marking 38% progress to a purpose of 4.7 million totally vaccinated adults by June 30, Murphy wrote. 

Throughout a press briefing Monday, the governor referred to as the expanded eligibility, efficient two weeks from right now, the “most aggressive push but to satisfy our vaccination targets.”

“Given the trajectory we’re on, we consider that is the appropriate time to place our program into increased gear,” Murphy stated, partly.

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Murphy beforehand introduced vaccine eligibility would develop on April 5 to incorporate these aged 55 and up, people age 16+ with mental and developmental disabilities, further important staff and others.

The governor stated the state is working to position vaccine facilities inside a 15-minute stroll of all residents, and 98.7% of New Jerseyans now dwell inside 5 miles of a spot providing vaccinations. The newest positivity price for PCR assessments was over 9% as of April 1, and the statewide transmission price is 1.07. 

New Jersey additionally up to date its COVID-19-related journey steerage Monday to mirror current adjustments from the CDC; totally vaccinated individuals who journey inside the U.S. should not have to quarantine after touchdown or bear testing across the time of journey. Nonetheless, worldwide vacationers nonetheless must bear testing upon return to the U.S., per federal necessities, Murphy stated.

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