Health & Wellness

May 21, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ -  With the influx of summer visitors coming into the area. Ocean County Health Department urges everyone to receive their vaccination to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Tracking data across the county, confirmed cases are declining as vaccinations continue to be ...

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LBI Region, NJ - With continual decline in Covid19 cases and increased vaccinations, New Jersey enters the next phase of recovery in line with New York and Connecticut.Beginning Wednesday, May 19 the following changes to restrictions go into effect. Complete removal of outdoor gathering ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today via Twitter that for the first time in over six months, the state's number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has fallen below 1,000.   "With our numbers trending in the right direction, we can continue fighting back against this virus if we all ...

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LBI Region, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will partner with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce for the fifth year to bring a business safety event to the region on June 9. The Hometown Security program is a collaborative effort to discuss information, ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Good news for Ocean County residents as COVID-19 infection rates dropped to the lowest vulnerability levels since last summer.  “In the last eight days, Ocean County has been under 100 new cases in seven of those days,” announced Commissioner Gerry P. Little at yesterday’s ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Good news for Ocean County residents as COVID-19 infection rates dropped to the lowest vulnerability levels since last summer.  “In the last eight days, Ocean County has been under 100 new cases in seven of those days,” announced Commissioner Gerry P. Little at yesterday’s ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of Monday April 19, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "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.

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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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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The opioid crisis continues to plague residents of Ocean County as federal legislators seek to become part of the solution. Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced last week his efforts to push two separate bills designed to combat the ongoing battle that opioids present in ...

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LBI REGION,  NJ – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card and are not sure how you can get a copy to show proof that you have received the vaccine? 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 ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn, who serves as liaison to the transportation system announced Ocean County seniors age 60 and older along with persons with disabilities are being provided fare free transportation to COVID 19 vaccination clinics by ...

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Ocean County, NJ -  Ocean County Health Department has announced that Walk Ins are now welcome at the COVID 19 testing site located at Ocean County College on Hooper Avenue in Toms River. The testing hours for Ocean County residents will continue to be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grateful to be alive, Richard Smekal returned to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Wednesday to thank the doctors, EMTs and hospital staff for their quick action in saving his life after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest on Main Street March 30. Smekal, ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — A review of state data reveals that 18% of New Jersey’s eligible population is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19. So, where exactly does Ocean County fit in as far as getting shots in arms? The analysis first comes with determining what constitutes each county’s “eligible ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Invitation to support a local nonprofit is out, and they do not want you to attend. Instead, the organization is asking for donations, so you do not have to buy raffle tickets, be outbid at an auction or sponsor a table. The Coastal Volunteers in Medicine is a free health clinic ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ  -- Seniors who are having trouble scheduling vaccine appointments are now getting some help from a couple of sources. The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is now providing vaccination scheduling support for seniors, ages 75 or older. Any senior, 75 or older, ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers from Monmouth and Ocean Counties are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to establish coronavirus vaccination sites in age-restricted communities as a way to speed up getting shots in the arms of senior citizens. “Providing the opportunity to be vaccinated right in their own ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Ocean County residents have a slightly better chance at receiving COVID-19 vaccines at county sites as of this week.  The state increased vaccine allotments to the county from 3,000 to the 3,400 doses. The state originally earmarked Ocean County for 5,000 weekly doses and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Severe winter weather across the country this week has delayed the delivery of 6 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine nationwide, including 230,000 shots on their way to New Jersey. “Because planes at major hubs for both FedEx and UPS have been grounded due to the weather, this ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Not everyone understands the difference between food insecurity and hunger. The latter refers to the pit people feel in their stomachs without regular sustenance.  Food insecurity kicks in when lacking financial resources disrupts the availability of food. While some ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Starting February 17, the drive thru Covid19 testing site at Ocean County College has been moved indoors because of harsh winter conditions.  “Even though we have recently installed a stronger structure for our staff and volunteers providing these tests, the winter weather we ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — As of today, 1.34 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Those shots included 1,039,762 first doses and ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - News that both CVS and Rite Aid are now offering vaccine appointments have many Ocean County residents scrambling to secure a date. CVS is only offering vaccinations in Ocean County in their Seaside Heights store. All slots are filled up now, but those in search should visit ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered 1,037,657 vaccine doses - passing the 1 million mark with 24 days to go until the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in the state. Thus far, 224,237 people have received second shots, numbers Gov. Phil Murphy and other ...

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NEW JERSEY — The constant flux of updates surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine has led some New Jersey residents feeling overwhelmed with information or confused over what’s accurate. NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Monday sought to clarify a number of major coronavirus-related points ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - As the need for coronavirus tests produced by the holidays appears to be on the decline, Ocean County will again modify the hours at the Ocean County College drive thru testing site. Beginning the week of Feb. 8, the COVID-19 drive thru testing site will operate from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

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