Health & Wellness

May 10, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ – The County of Bergen is teaming up with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to host five regional mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations for the month of May. The collaborative effort brings equitable vaccine access to communities across Bergen County. Tuesday, May 11 ...

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They outlasted COVID-19 but are shuttering amid rising costs and limited funds. Some expect this to be the start of more closings. 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.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives. “Having the vaccine ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Foundation delighted in its first major gift donation of $100,000 from foundation trustee Robert Brown in support of expanding services and enhancing the facilities at the Medical Center. "This is important to me as a dad," Brown said at the ceremonial ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough has received a supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccination and will be hosting a vaccination clinic for anyone over the age of 18 on the following dates: Wednesday, May 12 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Thursday, May 13 from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm Both vaccination ...

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Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern 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 ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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NEW JERSEY - As of Monday, New Jersey has administered more than 6,661,861 vaccine doses, (4,091,234 with at least one dose and 2,819,226 fully vaccinated people).  In Morris County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 459,286 doses of vaccines have been administered.  All New Jerseyans ...

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Creating a VIBE to Heal 5K PARAMUS, NJ - Did you know that one in five Americans will experience a mental health condition in a given year? Mental Illness is prevalent through our society — chances are that if you don’t have a mental illness, you know someone who does. A mental health crisis ...

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As deaths mounted, there were few options to deal with COVID-19. One treatment appears to be working, but must be taken in time. 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 ...

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NEW JERSEY – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card?  Although the New Jersey Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your immunization record. In order to request your immunization record, visit the New Jersey Immunization ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - It's been halted for the moment, but Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer said the Johnson & Johnson shot is nothing to be "anxious" about, although those who have received it recently need to be "mindful" of side effects. "The shot has been halted by the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy, joined the over 5 million New Jersey residents who have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. Early Friday, he and his wife, Tammy, were vaccinated at a mega-site in Atlantic City. Both received the Pfizer vaccination. "Today, I ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 5,141,870 vaccine doses, (3,275,611 with at least one dose and 2,030,971 fully vaccinated people).  Effective April 19, All New Jerseyans Over 16 Will Be Eligible for a Vaccine. "Only we have the power to end this pandemic. When ...

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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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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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With supplies limited, the COVID-19 vaccine is often tough to come by. Twitter bots, which are automated Twitter accounts, track when certain COVID-19 sites post new batches of vaccine appointments online. Click the bell icon on the Twitter page to have the bots that you want to notify you ...

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Murphy says third wave means ‘long, hot summer.’ Special to TAPinto.net. 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 more, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey is now ...

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NORTH JERSEY — Getting educators vaccinated and getting schools open: that's what U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer said his initiative is about in the fifth district this past week. “Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, each hospital in North Jersey has played a vital role in helping keep our ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Holy week and Passover are here and people are once again gathering, more eager than ever as covid grinds on, and even as the infection rate spikes. But there continues to be optimism as gathering restrictions loosen, a full season of professional baseball (unlike last year) about ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — The collaborative COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Team continued their equity vaccine distribution program this week as a group of more than 40 Korean, Latinx and Black religious leaders visited the Vaccination Center at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to get their shots and promote 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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PARAMUS, NJ — The Valley Hospital satellite vaccination site is pushing to vaccinate 5,000 educators this week. On Saturday, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) visited Valley Hospital’s Paramus Vaccination Center, which is offering a week of vaccine distribution specifically for educators ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Many families across New Jersey have worried about keeping their parents and kids safe and healthy during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and making sure they are getting vaccine. But, given rampant misinformation about the virus and vaccines, some would-be moms and dads are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Every 23 seconds of every day in the United States, someone attempts suicide. Every 11 minutes, an individual dies from suicide. These most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts and 48,344 deaths ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Seniors who are having trouble scheduling vaccine appointments are now getting some help. The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is now providing vaccination scheduling support for seniors, ages 75 or older. Any senior, 75 or older, can call the support line to reschedule ...

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Vaccines notwithstanding, health care experts expect major long-term consequences. 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 more, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A year ago, life was scary after the state and the nation shut down because of COVID-19, but things are looking up as vaccines are rolling in, and life seems to be opening up more and more. Mid March marked the beginning of the shut down that closed schools, stores, parks and ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – The County of Bergen in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will launch a call center to assist Bergen County residents with scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Alternative Care Facility Annex located at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “We were quick ...

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