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Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Everyone 16 and Older


By Nancy Sanchez-Díaz

Entertainment Editor 

New Jersey’s eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine expands to everyone 16 and older who lives, works or studies in the state.

16 and 17 year olds are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, as Moderna never got to test the vaccine on minors, according to NJ.com. 

Gov. Phil Murphy had announced earlier in the month that eligibility would be open to everyone on Monday.

While New Jersey immediately stopped administering the J&J vaccine last week, per federal recommendation, his administration will press forward with its goal of vaccinating 70% of eligible adults by the end of June, reported NJ.com. 

There are now more than 6.9 million people in the state who are eligible, according to NJ.com.

With FDU now requiring all students to get vaccinated by the fall semester, students are now one step closer to achieving some sense of normalcy.

COVID-19 Numbers 

The following is the latest COVID-19 cases for yesterday and today. 

Mon. 4/19/2021Sun. 4/18/2021
New Jersey979,000976,000
Bergen County98,48397,885

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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