Teachers, School Staff, and Childcare Workers: How to Get Vaccinated
On March 2nd, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a directive that all states immediately make eligible teachers, school staff, and childcare workers for COVID-19 vaccination across all vaccination providers.
New Jersey Department of Health Expands Indoor Visitation in Long Term Care
New guidance allows for indoor visitation at all times regardless of the vaccination status of the resident or visitor—except for a few circumstances where visitation should be limited due to high risk of COVID-19 transmission.
J&J Vaccine FAQs
The newly-approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine is different from the vaccines that were introduced earlier.
WIC Participant Portal
Food assistance support for low-income communities is still accessible through the pandemic.
Healthy New Jersey 2030
NJ’s health improvement plan topics include access to quality care, healthy communities, healthy families, and healthy living.
Harm Reduction Centers
Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne pathogens.
In The News
Statement from New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli
Out of an abundance of caution and following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the New Jersey Department of Health this morning paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine across all vaccination sites in the state.
Governor Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16 and Older Will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination on April 19
All individuals ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.
Governor Murphy Announces New COVID-19 Travel Guidelines
Given the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 for both residents who travel outside the state and for visitors into the state, New Jersey continues to strongly discourage unvaccinated individuals from engaging in non-essential interstate travel at this time. CDC recommends travel be deferred until individuals are fully vaccinated.
New Jersey Department of Health Partners with NJ Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics on Approaches to Improve Screening Rates For Lead
The number of New Jersey children tested for lead exposure declined 20 percent last year, consistent with a Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) study that found COVID-19 adversely affected identification of children with elevated blood lead levels due to the closure of many medical offices, schools and day care centers last spring.
Governor Murphy, Biden Administration Announce New Federal Pilot Community Vaccination Center in Newark
In partnership with the Biden Administration, Governor Phil Murphy today announced the planned opening of a pilot Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Vaccination Center located at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
Governor Murphy Reaffirms Commitment to End the Opioid Epidemic, Releases Final 2020 Year-End Overdose Death Data
The 2020 year-end data shows the loss of 3,046 New Jerseyans to suspected overdose deaths, closely comparable to 3,021 suspected overdose deaths in 2019, during a year impacted by the challenges and complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Jersey Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Website for Long-Term Care Transparency
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced the launch of a new long-term care webpage, providing a user-friendly portal to identify the reopening status of facilities in the state, information on current outbreaks, frequently asked questions, and resources for residents, families, and staff.
NJ Department of Health Investigating Cluster of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in Union County
The Department is aware of 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county.
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