Health & Wellness

June 8, 2021

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable they feel, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Almost all New Jerseyans ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Sunday that the state of New Jersey has now administered 8,885,212 total doses of the approved COVID-19 vaccines and that 4,355,540 New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. COVID numbers remain low in the state. On Sunday, Murphy reported 180 new positive ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The superintendent of schools said today students and staff are permitted to be maskless going forward and into the summer when they will be holding a free summer school program, paid for by federal monies. Effective immediately, students and staff are permitted to remove their ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center raised its annual Pride flag this week. June, Pride month, celebrates LGBTQ individuals.

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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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Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled L.I.D. Green Pea and Chicken Dry Cat Food due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced the FDA. The contamination was discovered after a routine sample was obtained by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The products were ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — Two-hundred-and-seventy-seven pairs of shoes lined the pathway of Dowling Gardens Saturday morning, each belonging to a young adult, aged 10 to 24, who lost all hope and ended their lives by suicide over a three-year period.  The Attitudes in Reverse “In Their Shoes” exhibit ...

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TRENTON, NJ — For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, 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 ...

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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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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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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching 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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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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 — 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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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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PARAMUS, 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 to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Dept. of Health (NJDOH) has released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs). The updated guidance, which reflects recent changes to K-12 recommendations from the CDC, is aligned with the goal of opening schools for in-person ...

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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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