Health & Wellness

May 8, 2021

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. Vaccination sites are closing, others revamping hours as Murphy says state ...

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NEW JERSEY - Fully vaccinated people can now exercise and attend small gatherings outdoors without wearing a face mask, said The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 7,135,235 vaccine doses, (4,278,315 with at least one dose and 3.25 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — As the nationwide roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine continues and supply increases steadily, Middlesex County is encouraging residents wishing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to schedule an appointment today. As part of a larger expansion of accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy today delivered a double-dose of reopening news, announcing that seating at bars and restaurant buffets will return on May 7, and all outdoor gathering limits and indoor capacity caps on most businesses will be lifted on May 19. However, he made it clear that social ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Starting Monday, May 3, residents 18 and older can receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Stelton Pharmacy in Piscataway. Due to limited supplies, vaccines are available only by appointment. Recipients will be monitored for reactions by medical personnel at time of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Friday April 30 marked the end of the 13th month of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy reported via Twitter on Friday that 6,991,176 total vaccine doses had been administered, and more than three million (3,011,118) New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. Murphy ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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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 BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with the big, round stomach was eager to ask questions about what the ultrasound had revealed about the tiny life growing inside her. However, her English skills were limited, and the doctor didn’t speak much Spanish. At critical moments like these, Saint Peter’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Next week the Middlesex County NJ Government Health Department will be offering appointment only Covid-19 vaccinations at 1 Ericsson Drive in Piscataway, specifically 1,000 doses on Monday, April 26th and 1,200 doses on Wednesday, April 28th. Please make your appointment on the ...

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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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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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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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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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Decline comes as state to expand eligibility to any resident over 16. Officials say they’re confident vaccine supply will cover demand. 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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced Wednesday that they have agreed to end their dispute over Horizon BCBSNJ’s OMNIA Health Plans. For many years, Saint Peter’s and Horizon BCBSNJ have worked closely to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 4,701,725 vaccine doses, (3,013,713 with at least one dose and 1,796,798 fully vaccinated people).  In Middlesex County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 401,826 doses of vaccines have been administered.  Effective April ...

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NEW JERSEY — A group of volunteers working with Planet Princeton have created a crowd sourced spreadsheet to show you which vaccine sites in New Jersey are taking appointments. While vaccine supplies are limited, this volunteer and crowd sourced list can tell you which vaccination sites are ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy expressed concern about rising COVID-19 figures in New Jersey and said at his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday that new predictive models indicate the state could be heading for a new COVID-19 peak over May and June. The state had 4,586 new COVID-19 cases ...

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Nearly 90,000 Uninsured Children Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Through the Initiative; Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal Invests $20 million in First Phase of Two-Year Campaign  MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Joined by Senate Health Committee Chair Senator Joe Vitale (D, MIddlesex County), ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy announced today, that effective Friday, April 2 at 6pm, the limits to outdoor gatherings will increase to 200 people. General indoor gathering limits will remain at 25 people, Murphy stated. Religious services, political activities, weddings, funerals and memorial ...

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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. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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