The vaccination rollout continues in the Garden State as more New Jersey residents now become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.

According to, the eligibility list for the covid vaccine will now include individuals 55 and over. Starting Monday, April 19th, the list will open to those in New Jersey who are 16 and older

Those now eligible for the COVID vaccine include:

  • Persons 55 and over
  • Individuals ages 16 and up with intellectual disabilities
  • Educators including support staff
  • Engineers, technicians, and members of the press
  • Real Estate, building, home services, and construction workers
  • HVAC technicians, plumbers, property management, and maintenance workers
  • Bank tellers, lending services, public accounting, and check-cashing workers
  • Sanitation workers, laundry service workers, utility workers
  • Librarians and support staff
  • Food Production, agriculture, and food distribution
  • Eldercare and support
  • Warehousing and logistics
  • Social services and support
  • Elections personnel
  • Hospitality
  • Medical Supply Chain
  • Postal and shipping service
  • Clergy

According to the NJ.GOV, over 1.7 million New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. The goal according to Gov. Murphy is to have 4.7 million residents in the Garden State fully vaccinated by June 30th.

I and extremely fortunate to be fully vaccinated. I received my second shot at the Atlantic City Vaccination Mega Site last month. I can't say enough again about the New Jersey National Guardsmen and women, the staff of AtlantiCare, and the Atlantic City Convention Center. Everything went so smoothly and was so well organized.

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