The day has finally come that so many have been waiting for.

No, Jersey's not completely reopening again. Close, though. Today's the day that vaccines are, pretty much, available to anyone wishing to get the poke. The expansion of eligibility was announced at the beginning of April by Governor Phil Murphy who expressed his intent to have almost five million people vaccinated by the beginning of June.


 

 

Now that all those who so choose to get vaccinated are, at least, eligible to seek out a vaccination, maybe Murphy will actually see his goal come to fruition. That is, of course, if everyone interested can actually get an appointment. Appointments are already difficult to come by. Now with the eligibility requirements cracked wide open, it wouldn't surprise me if people wind up having to wait for weeks to get a slot.

Also, it's worth noting that those under the age of eighteen wishing to get vaccinated are only eligible for one of them. Adults were able to get Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson. Well, prior to last week, Johnson and Johnson was an option. NJ.com has said that since all three weren't tested on people younger than eighteen years old, those under the legal age are only able to receive Pfizer.

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If you or your teen is looking to get vaccinated, you can check out this new portal created on NJ's government website dedicated to helping you find open vaccine appointments in your area. You can check that out HERE.

For all the details regarding the most recent vaccine eligibility requirements, click HERE.

 

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