Health & Wellness

April 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- As of Monday, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Before its members ultimately voted in favor of an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the borough’s boundaries, the Bernardsville Borough Council Monday night heard presentations from four Basking Ridge teens on the issue. Paige ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration to pause the use of the Johnson&Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine due to an “extremely rare” complication, Somerset County Department of Health is suspending ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council unanimously passed an ordinance at its meeting Monday night that prohibits the operation of any class of cannabis business within the borough’s boundaries.  A section of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported an increase of 111 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county on Sunday. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 837,052 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the ...

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NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities; the April 20, 7 p.m. event will address facts, fears, and myths concerning the ...

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In five weeks, variant cases rose 830% in NJ, and only 2% of cases are tested for new virus strains. Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerset County is taking advantage of its first shipment of 700 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses to ensure seniors who have had difficulty obtaining vaccination appointments are protected during the pandemic. The county held its first mobile clinic geared toward ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health Saturday reported 18,086 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic began 11 months ago, an increase of 93 cases overnight in the county. The New Jersey Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 17,588 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 55 cases in the county overnight. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 682,746 positive cases of the coronavirus since the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - WITH Grace Initiative hosted a Childhood Cancer Virtual Advocacy Hour on Friday in honor of International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) on Feb. 15. Attendees from across the state include legislators, medical professionals, pediatric cancer warriors, their families and fellow New ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Following the proper guidance on shoveling snow can help prevent injury or even death. With Somerset County in the midst of a snowstorm that could dump between 1 and 2 feet of snow on the ground, these tips are critical. Dennis Van Atta, director of the Scotch Plains OEM in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Residents can now access a new coronavirus vaccine hotline with 250 New Jersey-based staff members currently on hand to answer common questions, help connect people to centers providing shots and clear up eligibility rules. More than 17,000 people called in within the first hour - ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported an increase of 155 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight across the county, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14,871 with 626 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8. The New Jersey Department ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported an increase of 52 confirmed positive tests for the COVID-19 virus in the county overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 14,559 reported since March 8. The 52 additional cases actually represent the smallest ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ — Residents 65 years and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccination shots at Somerset County's drive-in clinic at Raritan Valley Community College. The drive-in clinic started serving healthcare workers, law enforcement officials, first responders, and seniors earlier this ...

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NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening. The first-ever TAPinto ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Individuals ages 65 years and older and those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions (defined by the CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Fellowship Village joined other long term care facilities across the state that distributed its first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to eligible team members, physicians, and residents last week -- taking a major step forward in the fight against ...

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NEW JERSEY — According to information released by ShopRite's Wakfern Food Corporation on Monday, 39 ShopRite Pharmacies throughout the Garden State will be administering COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers. The ShopRite of Bernardsville located at 93 Morristown Road will be one of the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health on Monday reported an increase of 44 positive tests in the county for the COVID-19 virus, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 12,574 in the last 10 months. The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported a total of ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported an increase of 78 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, bringing the total number of cases to 12,530 with 582 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System welcomed Morris County's first baby of 2021 at 12:36 a.m. Jan. 1. The baby girl, named Blake Noelle Sabino, weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and is 20.5 inches long. Blake joins parents Nicole Barbour and Jason Sabino of ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has begun its program for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The state currently has in place a two-phase plan to administer the vaccine to the general population. Stage 1A that provides vaccine access to Health Care workers and Long-Term Care residents is currently in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County administered its initial COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday at the county Department of Health offices on Warren Street, the first of several clinics scheduled across the county intended to vaccinate 70 percent or more of the adult population by August. Dr. Namitha ...

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NEW JERSEY — Following Christmas weekend, New Jersey confirmed 2,745 cases Monday afternoon (for a total of 463,965) and 21 new deaths (a total of 18,651 deaths with 1,945 considered probable). As of Monday, the positivity rate is 10.98 and the rate of transmission (rT) is 0.96. Saturday's rT of ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported an increase of 166 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 10,640 with 552 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8. The New Jersey Department of Health on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s probably safe to say that Dr. Andrea Spaeth has lost sleep over how others are sleeping. Call it an occupational hazard that comes with being the director of the Rutgers Sleep Lab. When a study revealing that people haven’t been getting their Zzzs during the COVID-19 ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health on Monday reported an increase of 68 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 9,448 with 538 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.  The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported ...

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