Vaccine Eligibility Increases for Adults 16 and Up

By Amaya Morales

Managing Editor

With many New Jerseyans becoming eligible to get vaccinated this past Monday, the expansion of vaccine availability is also increasing, according to

Health commissioner Judith Persichilli said that New Jersey is expanding their vaccine coverage and “encourages more than just frontline essential workers to get vaccinated, added. 

On Mon., April 19, the vaccination eligibility will further expand as New Jersey residents 16 and older will be able to get vaccinated, according to

This follows President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that all adults should be eligible for vaccination by April 19. 

With college students eligibility starting soon we can hope to have a mostly in-person fall semester. 

To find available appointments in your area, you can use the Appointment Finder to locate openings.

COVID-19 Numbers

From yesterday to today, there was an increase of 4,193 new cases in New Jersey, with 399 new cases from Bergen county.  

Fri. 4/10/2021Fri. 04/09/2021
New Jersey947,000942,311
Bergen County95,46695,067

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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