COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands in NJ to include people 55 and over, more industries

Even more New Jersey residents, including anyone over the age of 55, are now eligible to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
The expansion also includes people 16 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Also included are people who work in higher education, communications, real estate, financing, sanitation, laundry service, utility workers and librarians.
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“The appointment is easy,” says Bharat Mehta, of Robbinsville. “I thought I was going to be the only one in line. I’m looking at the lines and there’s 50,000 people waiting to get in.”
Demand for the vaccine has been so high that the new FEMA-run site at the NJIT campus in Newark had to stop accepting walk-ins Sunday.
In less than one month, all adults across the U.S. will become eligible to get in line for a shot, something Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey will be ready for.