Health & Wellness

April 29, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been on a mission to vaccinate members of the community since December, after the release of the first vaccine made by Pfizer. Since that time, Trinitas has given 22,000 vaccines and will continue vaccinating people as supplies are ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 21, that 6.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state and that nearly 2.6 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. "We continue to make tremendous progress in getting our senior ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With eligibility expanded to anyone 16 and older starting Monday, the state inched closer to its goal of getting 70% of New Jersey’s eligible adults vaccinated — that is 4.7 million people — by the beginning of the summer. The number of people statewide vaccinated with at ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, the milestone coming more than a year into the global pandemic and just days after the Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, marked the 25,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s COVID-19 vaccination team is discussing what changes will be necessary to continue its mobile vaccination program now that use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused statewide. On Tuesday, the state Health Department directed all vaccination ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that New Jersey educators and school staff were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the less than subtle distinction between eligibility and accessibility was raised. Now permitted to be vaccinated, would teachers and those ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners announced on Wednesday that the County of Union will be holding FEMA vaccination clinics during the next two weeks for residents in the County's six most under-vaccinated municipalities----Elizabeth, Hillside, Linden, Roselle, Union and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners announced on Friday that the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Any educator or school personnel wishing to receive a vaccination ...

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NEW JERSEY — A group of volunteers working with Planet Princeton have created a crowd sourced spreadsheet to show you which vaccine sites in New Jersey are taking appointments. While vaccine supplies are limited, this volunteer and crowd sourced list can tell you which vaccination sites are ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Thursday, 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in New Jersey and 1.6 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. The doses are being administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — “In this crisis, I lost my dad and, in addition to losing my father, my sister is a COVID-19 ‘long hauler.’ And just before the new year, I lost two more cousins,” said Dr. Chris Pernell, the chief strategic integration and health equity officer at University Hospital in Newark, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth (HACE) has administered 1,600 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses to staff and residents, vaccinating its senior resident population. These seniors reside in buildings operated by the housing authority, some of whom needed bilingual ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, now also recognized in New Jersey in 2021 with a proclamation from Governor Phil Murphy. Advocates at Community Access Unlimited are reminding the community that people with disabilities continue to fight for accessibility and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — People eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 should get whatever vaccine they can as soon as possible, doctors and health officials said at a virtual forum co-hosted by the Westfield Regional Health Department and Overlook Family Practice Tuesday.  As of Wednesday, the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state Department of Health Commissioner says her 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 against it ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — It has been almost a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and the Union County Board of Commissioners is still addressing the virus' lasting impacts. At Thursday’s board of commissioners meeting, officials discussed the timeline for the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- 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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  ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that free COVID-19 saliva tests for residents will take place in Elizabeth on March 2. No car is required. All sites are available on a walk-up basis. “Testing has been a cornerstone in our fight against COVID-19 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners will hold a food distribution event for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 2 in Elizabeth.  A walk-up distribution will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, located at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center received a $3,719,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services to support their behavioral health and psychiatry program, which has grown into one of the largest hospital-based mental health centers in ...

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