New Jersey Teachers Become Vaccine Eligible March 15; Restaurant/Food Service on March 29

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that New Jersey is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. Starting March 15th, the following essential workers are eligible:

Pre-K to 12 educators & support staff
Child care workers
Transportation workers
Additional public safety workers

Beginning March 29th, frontline essential workers in the following categories will be eligible for vaccination:

Food production, agriculture, and food distribution
Eldercare and support
Warehousing and logistics
Social services support staff
Elections personnel
Medical supply chain
Postal and shipping services
Judicial system

“Our administration has built the infrastructure – including nearly 300 vaccination sites across the state – needed to support New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination demand,” said Governor Murphy. “As the federal government continues to make more vaccine doses available, we are confident in our ability to expand our vaccination program to reach more of our essential workers and vulnerable populations. Our goal is to provide every New Jerseyan with a vaccine when it is available and they are eligible.”

“As vaccine supply increases, this phased expansion of new eligibility groups keeps New Jersey moving forward toward our goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the eligible adult population,” said New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.

For more information about eligibility, statewide vaccination site locations, and to preregister for a vaccination, visit

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