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Health & Wellness

August 4, 2021

Free COVID-19 shots for Union County residents to be offered in Elizabeth on August 5, 13 and 14 UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of additional pop-up clinics offering free COVID-19 vaccines in Elizabeth. The Mobile Vaccination Unit will be on ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated. However, with the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Readers who catch the allusion in our title to James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), the classic Depression-Era account of poor tenant farmers, shouldn't read too much into it. Agee's ironic title—the people he described and documented were the precise opposite of famous ...

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Vaccinations or Regular Testing Will be Required to Curb the Risk of COVID-19 TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be ...

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McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning have been recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella, announced McCormick & Company, Inc. The company was alerted by the FDA after routing testing. No illnesses ...

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New toll-free number available to make appointments during business hours, and leave callback messages after hours. UNION COUNTY — Union County residents who are home bound or have difficulty leaving their home can use a new toll-free number to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 ...

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NEW JERSEY — In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Governor Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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Free COVID-19 shots to be provided in Hillside, Scotch Plains and Elizabeth; all Union County residents can use any of these clinics. UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that free COVID-19 vaccines are available at convenient pop-up clinics throughout ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the ...

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UNION COUNTY — Free immunizations are available to eligible infants, children and adults at the Union County Immunization Center. The Immunization Center is located at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth. “Union County’s immunization clinic helps to ensure that every infant and child in our community ...

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NEW JERSEY — With the continual emergence of variants of the coronavirus, COVID-19 testing remains relevant, especially in Black and Latinx communities where the rate of vaccination is low. NJ HEROES TOO has devised an effective methodology of reaching members of communities that have been most ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Starting on Monday, July 19, the Union County COVID-19 Test Center located at Kean University will operate on a walk-up only basis at Downs Hall at Kean University. Union County residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can do so by visiting Downs Hall on the Kean University ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Union County is under a flash flood warning until 5:30 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m., the National Weather Service said.  Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning, it said. A flash flood watch will ...

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As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to experience problems as ...

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All lots of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products have been voluntarily recalled, announced Johnson & Johnson. According to a company announcement, internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some product samples. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Significant rain and flash flooding are predicted for the region Monday evening into early Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said. A flash flood watch remains in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday and a severe thunderstorm watch issued at 1:45 p.m. remains in effect until 11 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Just yesterday, July 9, TAPinto Rahway reported to readers that there was a pop-up vaccination clinic opportunity in Roselle, courtesy of Union County. There are several others, as well, taking place throughout the remainder of July and August. The first of these is Sunday, July ...

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ROSELLE and UNION COUNTY, NJ — When Union County first began offering pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in local communities earlier this year, the initial idea was to attempt to reach those in vulnerable populations who wished to secure vaccines, including seniors, homeless individuals, and ...

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TRENTON, 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? New Jersey residents can obtain a copy of the card through the New Jersey Department of Health. Although the Department of Health cannot provide ...

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Rahway, NJ — Tropical Storm Elsa is due to arrive in New Jersey tonight. Although Rahway is not in the direct path of the storm, there is a chance the cyclone can move and make an impact on the city.  The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning this morning for Elsa, saying ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Office of the Mayor and the Rahway City Council just announced that they will host a wellness event on Saturday, July 31, 2-6 p.m. at the Train Station Plaza. It seeks to encourage residents to join their neighbors in a collective push toward greater personal health and wellness, ...

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of County Commissioners just announced additional emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in July to aid those affected by COVID-19. These will include: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church in ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The combination of high temperatures and high humidity across Union County will continue according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In response, a heat advisory has been issued through 8 p.m. Wednesday.   "A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — It could feel as hot as 102 degrees on Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the highest temperatures and heat indices between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the weather service said. The National Weather Service offers ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Back in early January of this year, the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in New Jersey was exceeding 7,000. January 2021 was also the deadliest month in the country as a whole, with deaths averaging over 3,000 a day. In February, the national death toll broke the 500,000 mark. In New ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend! Just so you know, the free Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University will be closed on Monday, July 5. The test center will be open for regularly scheduled hours on Thursday, July 8, from 8:30 to 11:30 ...

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NEW JERSEY — While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert which reports that ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — It’s getting hot on Wednesday. The bad news is that if you step outside right now, it feels like 300 degrees. The good news is that, according to the weather folks, it actually only feels like 107. Good news indeed. The National Weather Service has issued an “excessive heat warning” ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — Often referred to as the 101 Days of Summer, the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be among the busiest, and the most dangerous, travel times of the year. In New Jersey, an analysis of five-year state police crash data found that fatal crashes, alcohol-related crashes and ...

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NEW JERSEY — Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.  “Before the arrival of vaccines in ...

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