New Jersey will open COVID-19 vaccinations eligibility to people 16 and older starting April 19
State officials recently warned that the increase of coronavirus variants in the Garden State is an issue they are monitoring.
Murphy said the state’s priorities as laid out in the budget are to “build a New Jersey that emerges from the pandemic healthier and more resilient, both physically and economically. A stronger and fairer New Jersey not just for today, but for the generations to come.”
New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson findings for its COVID-19 vaccine trial released Jan. 29 showed effectiveness believed high enough to warrant approval.
Over the weekend, the state reported 8,459 new COVID-19 cases and 103 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 696,829 and 21,448.