Health & Wellness

May 14, 2021

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for 12- to 15-year-olds in New Jersey. Plainfield Public Schools, partnering with the Office of the Governor of New Jersey and Walgreens Pharmacy, will provide a COVID-19 Vaccination Day open to students 12-years-old and up this Saturday, May 15, from ...

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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 get ...

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UNION 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 be ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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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. State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The numbers released Monday by the Plainfield administration indicate an additional five people have lost their lives due to COVID-19, with three reported on Saturday, and two more Monday. This brings the total number of residents lost since the start of the pandemic to 182. How ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, located at 1708 Park Avenue in South Plainfield, has resumed scheduling patients for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Same day appointments may also be available while supplies last.  Twin City is currently administering ...

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Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern 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 ...

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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 – 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 — Fully vaccinated people, and there are 2,866,848 of them in New Jersey, can now exercise and attend small gatherings outdoors without wearing a face mask, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. As of today, New Jersey has administered more than ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy updated the state’s vaccination efforts, reporting that over 6.3 million doses have been given out and more than 2.63 million citizens are fully vaccinated. Murphy updated figures on Friday via his Twitter account: 2,479 new positive PCR tests, raising the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Budget deliberations for the Health & Human Services department, headed by Director Shep Brown, were before Plainfield's City Council Wednesday. The director reviewed the four divisions that fall under his supervision: Health, Community Development, Social Services, and the ...

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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ-- The Seventh Annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium is scheduled to take place later this week, and those working in fields dedicated to serving victims are being encouraged to register and learn from a host of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With eligibility expanded to anyone 16 and older starting Monday, the state inched closer to its goal of getting 70% of New Jersey’s eligible adults vaccinated — that is 4.7 million people — by the beginning of the summer. The number of people statewide vaccinated with at ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Advocates detail widespread changes they want to correct faults exposed by pandemic. 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 COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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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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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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TRENTON, NJ — Salad bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy. But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Commissioners announced on Wednesday that the County of Union will be holding FEMA vaccination clinics during the next two weeks for residents in the County's six most under-vaccinated municipalities----Elizabeth, Hillside, Linden, Roselle, Union and ...

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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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