Health & Wellness

June 7, 2021

Most New Jerseyans Support Requiring Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers; About Six in Ten Support Vaccine Passports and Employer- and College-Required Vaccinations NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Residents can get the COVID-19 vaccine at "Grateful for the Shot" on Saturday, June 5 at Redeemed Christian Church of God The King's Court on 81 Trinity Place in Hackensack from 1pm to 4pm. All persons 12 years and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine free of charge. Walk-in are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Between 36% and 47% of New Jerseyans say they will “probably” or “definitely” not get vaccinated against COVID-19, with response rates varying depending on how the question is asked, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Among individuals reluctant to get vaccinated, ...

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Vaccines to be Offered at Sandy Hook, Pier Village in Long Branch and Asbury Park Convention Hall MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — If you’re traveling to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend, there will be three locations in Monmouth County where free coronavirus vaccines will be ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — K-12 schools in the United States should continue to use masks for the remainder of 2020-2021 academic year as all students will not be vaccinated yet, this according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance issued Sat. May 15.  In the latest update, the ...

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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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State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 people urging them to get vaccinated 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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NEW JERSEY – In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the ...

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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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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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Fed program will keep immunizations coming at long-term care facilities, where nearly all residents are vaccinated but only half of staffers 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 ...

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NEW JERSEY - It seems there is a day, week, or month for everything. Perhaps that’s driven by most human’s inherent need for celebration and joy, or, maybe it’s because in this fast-paced world we need reminders to stop and think about what really matters.  Even if that’s to enjoy a Margherita ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — Bergen County residents age 55 years and older can now schedule COVID-19 vaccinations by phone for appointments at Bergen County’s Vaccination Center. The Center, which is jointly operated by the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, administers the Moderna COVID-19 ...

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With one in four cases linked to variants, NJ’s top medical official says ‘Keep doing what you’re doing and get vaccinated’ 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 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Hackensack residents can register for one of two COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be held in the city on Tuesday. The Health Department is having a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday, April 13, at the Civic Center, and will be administering the Johnson and Johnson one-dose ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ — Bergen County’s ongoing Wastewater Testing Program indicates that the current concentration levels of COVID-19 are similar to those from late fall/early winter of 2020, which were followed by a spike in cases. The County saw 7,210 new positive cases for the month of March. This ...

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NEW JERSEY – Science in Donation, the non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of those parties interested in bringing continuous improvement to the current system of organ donation and allocation, is celebrating the passage of a resolution opposing new ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen County released the April dates for the drive-thru COVID-19 testing program at Bergen Community College in Paramus. All dates are weather permitting. The program offers COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Diagnostic PCR tests providing results in 48 hours tests on the following days ...

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NEW JERSEY- A coalition of organ donation professionals, physicians, recipients, and donor families have banded together to knock back a Trump era attempt to inject profit and politics into what most experts consider to be the world’s best organ donation system. Science in Donation, a non-profit ...

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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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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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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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Mutations are common in viruses, leaving officials scrambling to assess the dangers each might pose. 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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Hospitals in New Jersey will be able to keep their non-profit status as long as they make a yearly contribution to their municipalities, under a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy recently. It comes after a Tax Court of New Jersey ruling in 2015 subjected Morristown Medical Center ...

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TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy will announce expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine today. Starting March 15, 2021, the following essential workers will be eligible: Pre-K to 12 educators and support staff Child care workers Transportation workers Additional public safety ...

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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, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Family doctors are a trusted gateway to the health care ...

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PARAMUS, NJ, - A collaborative effort between the Black Clergy, a county not-for-profit and hospital have embarked on an outreach and advocacy mission to stress the importance of safety of the COVID-19 vaccine to Black and Brown County residents.  Bergen New Bridge Medical Center joined forces ...

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