New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announces new eligibilities for the vaccine in March.


More than four million people are currently eligible for the COVID vaccine in New Jersey and many more will become eligible in the coming weeks. 

Gov. Phil Murphy opened March with a wave of announcements of new groups that will become eligible to get the vaccine later this month. 

Here's a look at who is currently eligible for the shot in New Jersey and who is up next: 

Who is eligible for COVID vaccine in NJ?

Phase 1a

Parts of Phase 1b

  • First responders
  • People over 65
  • Those under 65 with underlying medical conditions, which include: cancer, heart conditions, chronic kidney disease, smoking, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, down syndrome, sickle cell disease

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Eligible for NJ COVID vaccine as of March 15

The following groups will be eligible for the vaccine as of March 15:

  • Pre-K to 12 educators and support staff
  • Child care workers
  • Transportation workers including bus, taxi, rideshare and airport employees; NJ Transit workers; MVC staff
  • Additional public safety workers (beyond law enforcement and firefighters)
  • Migrant farm workers
  • Members of tribal communities
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness

Eligible for NJ COVID vaccine as of March 29

  • Food and agricultural workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Eldercare workers
  • Warehouse workers
  • Social services support staff
  • Election workers
  • Clergy members
  • Hospitality workers
  • Postal workers
  • Judicial employees

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy discusses the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout in March, with additional doses being sent to CVS and Rite Aid.

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