COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Update

Updated NJ COVID-19 vaccine eligibility goes into effect tomorrow, Jan. 14.

Beginning Jan. 14, the following groups are eligible to receive the covid-19 vaccine:
-Aged 65 and older
-Aged 16-64 with medical conditions as defined by the CDC that increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Illnesses include:
• Cancer
• Chronic Kidney Disease
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Down Syndrome  
• Heart conditions (e.g. heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies)  
• Immunocompromised (weakened immune system) due to solid organ transplant
• Obesity (e.g. body mass index of 30kg/m2 or higher)
• Severe Obesity (e.g. body mass index of 40kg/m2 or higher)
• Pregnancy
• Sickle cell disease
• Smoking
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus
This definition is adopted from the CDC’s list of People with Certain Medical Conditions at Increased Risk.   
A person must have at least one of the above conditions to be considered high-risk.  A doctor’s note is not required.   

All NJ residents may pre-register for the vaccine here

More information from the State of New Jersey on eligibility and receiving the vaccine can be found here.