There will still be restrictions, however, including the number of people allowed on the dance floor.
Next up are people 60-and-older, and if supply holds up, the state should be able to offer vaccines to everyone 16 and older by May.
Lead poisoning can have dire consequences for children, which makes detection in the early stages crucial.
A revision to the state’s vaccine rollout over the weekend has also led to confusion.
Phase 1b was supposed to include only “frontline” essential workers but it has largely been left to interpretation.
Health officials stressed that a few “breakthrough” cases are expected because the vaccines, though potent, are not 100% effective.
The expansion comes as President Biden calls for all adults to get a COVID-19 vaccine by May 1.
The rest of the state remains in phase 1b allowing only medical workers, people 75 and older and those who work in critical industries to get the shots.