TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect:

  • Age 55+
  • Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Higher education educators and staff
  • Librarians and library staff
  • Additional essential workers

Murphy also provided an update on the vaccination progress across the state. The governor reported that 3,798,523 vaccine doses have been administered as of mid-morning Friday and 2,439,116 of which are first doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer Vaccine.

Latest New Jersey COVID Figures

  • 4,339 new positive PCR tests for a total of 781,777 total positive PCR tests in the state since the pandemic began;
  • 1505 new positive antigen tests, raising the state figure to 105,704 total positive antigen tests;
  • 28 new confirmed deaths, raising the loss of life to 21,823 people who have died due to the coronavirus. 

Murphy visited individuals receiving their vaccines at Kean University on Friday and was also joined by other officials, including state Sen. Joseph Cryan and the state commissioners of health, human services, and children and families.