Starting Monday, Philadelphia is expanding eligibility to several more groups of workers under its Phase 1c.
There are 11 total categories in Phase 1c, which city officials believe could total a quarter million people.
Jon Goldenberg and Majorie Schall were the last in line to get a vaccine at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
"It feels fantastic. Hopefully in six months we won't have to wear these things anymore," said Goldenberg in reference to his mask.
The City of Philadelphia is moving to Phase 1c on Monday, April 5. Similar to how Philadelphia Phase 1b went into force, four specific groups within the Philadelphia Phase 1c priority list will be prioritized before the other groups in Phase 1c. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/rfbmaQkI7e— Philadelphia Public Health (@PHLPublicHealth) April 1, 2021
Sanitation workers, janitorial staff, utility workers and postal employees are among the first four groups to have priority to sign up for appointments.
"Previously prioritized groups in Phase 1a & 1b are still eligible and are encouraged to seek out vaccination opportunities. Other groups prioritized in Phase 1c will be made eligible later in April," the city said.
RELATED: Philadelphia vaccine rollout begins move to Phase 1c on Monday | What you should know
So far, nearly 280,000 people have received full doses of the vaccine in Philadelphia.
City leaders said their goal is to eventually open up appointments to everyone over the age of 16 by May 1.
Philadelphia has its own allotment of vaccine it receives from the federal government, so vaccine distribution there is separate from the rest of the state.
Philadelphia is ahead of Pennsylvania, which just entered Phase 1b.
In Pennsylvania, those who are in Phase 1b are now eligible to be vaccinated in the state starting Monday.
This includes people in the following industries:
-Food & Agricultural
-U.S. Postal Service
Today we're announcing a timeline for Pennsylvania's accelerated three-week vaccine rollout.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 31, 2021
All Pennsylvanians will now be eligible for the COVID vaccine by April 19.
See the latest information and find an appointment near you when you're eligible: https://t.co/4UeI1Bx6rO. pic.twitter.com/6aLLOpsDOh
So far more than 3.6 million people have been partially vaccinated in Pennsylvania. Just over half of that number have been fully vaccinated.
Pennsylvania is expected to move to Phase 1c next Monday, April 12.
RELATED: Pa. announces accelerated COVID-19 vaccine timeline; all residents eligible by April 19
All Pennsylvanians will be eligible to receive a vaccine as of April 19.
Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the southeastern counties including Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties would receive 42,000 of the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine starting weekly.
However, on Monday, those counties received a surprise: double the amount of doses for the first week. The doses will be divided equally among the four counties.
"We got 20,000 of the J & J shots today," said Bucks County Comissioner Diane Marseglia.
She also says if you made an appointment with the county but find an opportunity elsewhere, you are urged to cancel your county appointment.
"It would be helpful if people would come in and cancel so somebody else can have it. But we've been able to roll with that and fill people in pretty well," said Marseglia.
We asked Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley on Monday why the city is ahead. Philadelphia was able to move all first responders into an earlier phase, as opposed to the state which just began vaccinating first responders last week.
Farley said it may simply have to do with different ways to tackle vaccine distribution.
"That was just a different approach, maybe a different situation," said Farley. "I do think there's an advantage for us to be more in sync with the state, and in the next couple of weeks we hope to be more in sync with the state," Farley added.
In New Jersey, the vaccination expansion on Monday now includes people ages 55 through 64.
Those who are ages 16 and up with intellectual and developmental disabilities are also now eligible, as well as additional frontline essential workers, which includes those working in higher education.
NEW: We’re expanding vaccine eligibility. Starting April 5th, the following groups are eligible:— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) March 26, 2021
☑️Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities
☑️Higher education educators and staff
☑️Librarians and library staff
☑️Additional essential workers pic.twitter.com/kE6NfKOXhm
So far more than 1.7 million people have been fully vaccinated in New Jersey, but there is still concern as the state lags behind several other states in the number of people vaccinated.
New Jersey officials said more than 700 vaccination centers have been opened in the state.
RELATED: New Jersey to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in April
Gov. Phil Murphy announced that everyone 16 and over in the state will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine on April 19.
Everyone in Delaware 16 and older will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday.
On April 6, all Delawareans aged 16 or older will become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacies, community vaccination sites, and mass vaccination events hosted by the State of Delaware.— Governor John Carney (@JohnCarneyDE) March 30, 2021
More info: https://t.co/5i8CHloxE4 #COVIDvaccineDE pic.twitter.com/6Xkr34klpC
Delawareans can register on the state's coronavirus vaccination online waiting list.
Pharmacies may also begin vaccinating everyone in that age group as of Tuesday, as well.
RELATED: Delaware expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents 16+