Critic: New Jersey should make more people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Rutgers public health dean blames phased-in approach for New Jersey's lower rate of vaccination compared to other states

The state reported on Monday that more than 1 million residents have pre-registered to get a COVID-19 vaccine; so far, 214,500 doses have been administered in New Jersey. There’s still a narrow group of residents eligible for vaccination and data shows the state lags others in the pace of immunizations.

Perry Halkitis, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, blames the state’s phased-in approach that permits only certain groups to get the shot for why New Jersey lags other states. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.