Nearly 14% of New Jersey’s adults have received both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson shot as of Friday morning as Gov. Phil Murphy pushes ahead with a goal of getting 70% of eligible adults in the state — some 4.7 million people — vaccinated within six months after the first shots were given in December.
The state has administered 2,823,731 total doses as of Friday, Murphy said at a public event. That’s out of the more than 3.4 million the state has received from the federal government, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
New Jersey’s vaccine sites have administered 1.8 million first doses – roughly 27% of the adult population – and 947,000 second doses, according to the state Department of Health.
There have been four days when at least 77,000 shots went into peoples’ arms, according to state data. Increased access to the vaccines is expected to grow as larger numbers of doses are sent to the state in the coming weeks and months.
- Health care workers
- People who live and work at long-term care and high-risk congregate facilities
- First responders
- K-12 educators and staff
- Day care workers
- People 65 and older
- People 16 to 64 who have certain medical conditions
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Note: Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.
Two additional groups are scheduled to become eligible starting on Monday and March 29. The group on Monday includes transportation workers, while the second group later this months includes a range of front-line workers including restaurants, grocery store and social services employees.