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Dr. Stephanie Silvera Comments Vaccine Eligibility Expansion for WNBC-NY

Posted in: College News and Events, Public Health

On March 1, 2021, Governor Murphy announced the expansion of the eligibility of New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination program. The expansion includes educators, childcare workers, transportation workers, and other frontline essential workers and high-risk groups.

Dr. Stephanie Silvera, Professor in the Public Health department, commented on this expansion for WNBC-NY. She stated, “I’m sort of surprised they weren’t included in that initial batch of essential workers.” She added, “they’re at high-risk just due to exposure. the number of people they come in contact with, their inability to stay 6 feet away from each other.”