COVID-19 Vaccination Update

The following information was shared with us from Senator Bucco on the COVID-19 Vaccination:

All Seniors & Individuals With Certain Medical Conditions Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

Beginning today, all New Jersey residents ages 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Those conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, heart conditions, obesity and severe obesity, sickle cell disease, smoking, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.

In addition to paid and unpaid healthcare workers in Phase 1A, these two groups mark the expansion of eligible residents in Phase 1B, which recently opened to include sworn law enforcement and fire professionals.

How to Register for Vaccination
Pre-Register for the Vaccine
Who Is Currently Eligible for Vaccination in New Jersey?
How to Get Vaccinated if You Are Eligible

What to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine
How Do COVID-19 Vaccines Work?
Vaccine Trials and Safety Precautions
Vaccination Timeline and Priority Groups
Where and How to Get Vaccinated

Related FAQs on the COVID-19 Info Hub
New Jersey’s Phased Approach to COVID-19 Vaccination: Phase 1A
Is the COVID-19 vaccine free? What if I don’t have insurance?
Who is eligible for vaccination in New Jersey? Who is included in the vaccination phases?

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