This morning, on the MSNBC program “Morning Joe,” Gov. Phil Murphy announced that, beginning in two weeks, pre-kindergarten-12th grade teachers and support staff will be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to Advance Media, the Governor said, “We’re phasing it in over a couple of weeks because we already have a supply-demand imbalance,” adding that other essential workers are expected to be added to the eligibility list by the end of March. He will provide more details during his 1:00 press conference today.
Murphy also tweeted,
NEW: We’re expanding vaccine eligibility. Starting March 15th, the following essential workers are eligible:
➡️Pre-K to 12 educators & support staff
➡️Child care workers
➡️Additional public safety workers
Watch our 1:00 PM COVID briefing for more info.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) March 1, 2021