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The State of New Jersey is encouraging employers to familiarize themselves with who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations now – and who will be next – and to relay that information to their employees.

The state has updated its COVID-19 Information Hub with a full page dedicated to eligibility, which can be found here.

Currently, groups who are eligible for vaccination in New Jersey at this time include:

  • Paid and unpaid healthcare workers
  • Residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate care facilities
  • First responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals
  • Individuals over 65
  • Individuals 16-64 that have certain medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus
  • Pre-K to 12 educators and staff
  • Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings
  • Transportation workers
  • Additional public safety workers
  • Additional high-risk individuals

Starting on March 29, 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;
  • Hospitality;
  • Medical supply chain;
  • Postal and shipping services;
  • Clergy; and,
  • Judicial system.

Anyone who is currently eligible for a vaccination, can learn more about where and when to get vaccinated here.