All New Jersey residents 16 or older will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccination starting on April 19, Gov. Philip D. Murphy said on Monday. It’s an announcement that heeds President Biden’s name for states to hurry up their timelines for all adults to be eligible, as most different states have already got.
Mr. Murphy’s transfer comes as the tempo of vaccinations throughout the nation has been steadily rising. As of Sunday, a median of greater than three million individuals are being vaccinated every day in the United States, and about 106 million individuals have obtained at the least one dose of a vaccine, in keeping with a New York Times database.
But at the same time as the rollout of vaccinations continues to choose up tempo, federal well being officers and public well being consultants have been warning that the country may face a attainable fourth surge in coronavirus cases.
Last week, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pleaded with Americans to “hold on a little while longer.”