Health & Wellness

May 13, 2021

PATERSON, 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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PATERSON, NJ -- City of Paterson officials will mark the end of Ramdan by bringing the mobile vaccination unit, launched last week, to the heart of Paterson’s Muslim community.  On Thursday, recognized as Eid al-Fitr, the mobile unit will be located at the South Paterson Library, 930 Main ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Hudson County’s premier DNA and Paternity Testing service is coming to Paterson to serve residents in need of these services, for immigration, court mandated, or other reasons, in a safe, convenient and affordable way.  Starting on Saturday, May 15, Hudson Testing will be on ...

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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 – 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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PRINCETON, NJ — After being awarded a 2019 Healthy Town to Watch designation from the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute (NJHCQI), the City of Paterson was recently named just one of eight New Jersey Municipalities to earn the designation of “healthy town” for 2020.  A participant in the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County officials have announced a joint effort with St. Joseph's University Medical Center, in partnership with FEMA, to administer COVID-19 vaccines to currently under vaccinated populations, specifically in Passaic City, Paterson and Prospect Park. “We’re actively ...

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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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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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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County officials have announced joint effort with St. Joseph's University Medical Center, in partnership with FEMA, to administer COVID-19 vaccines to currently under vaccinated populations, specifically in Passaic City, Paterson and Prospect Park. “We’re actively seeking ...

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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 event, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on April 20, will address facts, fears, and ...

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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) is ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. In addition to those already eligible, the following will be able to register for vaccinations once the expansion is in effect: Age ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -- 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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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson has received 1000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. “We have distributed the vaccine to those over 65 years of age and with medical pre-existing conditions,” Sayegh said. “Now, we will also focus on those that are in recovery,” he continued, adding that ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The New Jersey's Commissioner of Health 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. On Monday, during Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 press ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine and then finding an appointment has been daunting for many New Jerseyans, particularly those without a computer or unable to easily navigate the Internet.  The New Jersey Department of Health is now working to recruit a group of individuals to help ...

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NEW JERSEY – Black community leaders participated in a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) of Feb 17 that focused on the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color. The group proposed solutions to address the barriers that exist in terms of ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday that a total of 1,244,224 vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey. Of those vaccinations, 933,160 were first doses and 310,529 second doses. "At the rate that we are going at the moment, roughly 30,000 first doses a day, we should ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While lovebirds across Paterson, and beyond, will be celebrating Sunday as Valentine’s Day, at least one local resident, Vernell Williams, will find time to express his love, and gratitude, to someone he never even knew who, in 2015, gave him the most special gift of all, ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ - Amidst a flurry of activity as seniors took turns being administered vaccinations against COVID-19, Mayor Andre Sayegh and Irma Gorham, Executive Director of the Paterson Housing Authority (PHA), detailed Paterson’s effort to prioritize seniors.   Held in the activity room of the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson residents and others that meet the eligibility criteria as outlined by the New Jersey Department of Health to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now have another option in the city. On Wednesday, St. Joseph’s Health began administering vaccinations at Dr. Hani Awadallah School ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The location was the same but the scenario was different.    In his third news conference in less than ten days, Mayor Andre Sayegh again updated the public on the availability and distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. Unlike the others, however, massive lines of people were ...

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NEW JERSEY NJ - With temperatures expected to stay below freezing in the coming days, residents are encouraged to recognize hypothermia and frostbite and take precautions during this freezing weather. Recognizing Hypothermia Highlights from the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As patients continued to enter the spacious gymnasium at Paterson’s International High School to receive inoculations on Wednesday morning, Mayor Andre Sayegh convened a news conference to inform city, local, and state residents about progress for continued distribution and ...

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