Health & Wellness

May 3, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Urgent Care Walk-in Suite, (UCS) a neighborhood health care provider, is open as of May 4th.  The purpose of the facility is to help alleviate emergency room wait times. Many people from East Orange and the surrounding areas travel to the Staples shopping plaza in Bloomfield for ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Not long ago, community members had to be told not to cancel their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine appointments in anticipation of the one-shot Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine. Now, many who got the J&J are concerned about what effect it may have on their bodies. The concerns ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Workers and volunteers at the Essex County vaccination sites say they may not be open too much longer. It is still unclear what date this may occur, if sites will be consolidated into one another, or close in totality. However, workers and volunteers have been reduced and asked ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of today, 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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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second, and now a third wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 drastically decreased since the previous week's numbers. From April 5 – ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second, and now a third wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 increased again since the previous week's numbers. The death toll and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark is preparing to serve as a major hub to deploy nearly 6,000 vaccine doses per day, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.  The governor on Friday announced a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the school’s Naimoli Center on ...

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ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — Last week, TAP reported on the Governor and other elected officials touring a vaccination site right here in Orange.  The site is located at St. Matthew AME Church on Oakwood Avenue. The site is servicing residents from East Orange, Orange, and Irvington. To make an ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 increased again since the previous week's numbers. The death toll and infection rate each ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Keep an eye out for the 36-foot truck known as the "mobile health clinic". The truck is delivering vaccines. The first recipients are seniors and the disabled. East Orange is one of the first places in New Jersey to vaccinate using a clinic on wheels. Most vaccination sites are ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Greeted by Pastor Melvin Wilson and local elected officials, Governor Phil Murphy, and Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver entered St. Matthew to celebrate their vaccination operations. Present were NJ State Assembly Members Britnee N. Timberlake and Thomas P. Giblin, Mayors Dwayne Warren ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 increased again since the previous week's numbers. The death toll decreased. From March 8 – ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — When Coronavirus first began in 2019, China was the epicenter. Months later, the virus went global as it spread across Europe, the United States, and the world. In 2020, it was not long after Italy and France reported shutting down that New Jersey residents were living the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark on Tuesday to underscore New Jersey’s vaccine eligibility expansion, as well as encourage communities of color to sign up for the vital shots. “Congratulations! How do you feel?” Murphy said to Leslie Wiliams, a food ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Mobile vaccination vehicles with the Johnson & Johnson shots will be at two senior buildings in East Orange located at 777 and 780 Springdale Avenue. The Johnson & Johnson shot has been widely anticipated mainly because it consists of one shot instead of two. The ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 began to increased by 1 since the previous week's numbers. The death toll decreased by 2.

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CAMDEN, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner says their office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for a Johnson & Johnson shot, which requires just one shot. Commissioner Judy Persichilli advised ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 began to decrease by 5 since the previous week's numbers. The death toll decreased by 1. From ...

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NEW JERSEY-- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 began to decrease by 55 since the previous week's incline, although the death toll increased.

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange residents, Sallie Kindred, 104, Ophelia Walker, 101, and sisters Inez Elliott, 104, and Pearline Whitney, 92, arrived at the Essex County College Gymnasium in fine fashion. With smiles on their faces, they were ready to be vaccinated. Collectively the women have ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The County of Essex canceled all  COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Monday Feb. 22 due to lack of vaccines.  Residents with appointments for Feb. 22, will have those appointments rescheduled for some time next week. Appointments for Sat. Feb. 20 and Sun. Feb 21 were ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The County of Essex announced that first vaccination dose appointments scheduled for Sat. Feb. 20 have been canceled.  According to Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, the county did not receive their shipment of vaccines.  The appointments for FIRST DOSE ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Reverend Dr. David Jefferson, Sr., Esq., Pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church (MBC, Newark, N.J.), Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Debra Fraser-Howze Founder of Choose Healthy Life Black Clergy Action Plan and ministers representing 10 Newark churches in partnership with Saint ...

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ORANGE, NJ — The Township of Orange by way of Mayor Dwayne Warren is offering residents rides to vaccination sites. Essex County vaccine sites have been scattered throughout the County of Essex. To ensure people who want to get vaccinated are not discouraged by the commute, the town is offering ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 began to dramatically decrease by 98 since the previous week, although the death toll ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 began to slightly decrease by 65 since the previous week, including a reduction in the death ...

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