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Health & Wellness

June 13, 2021

Scroll below for a town-by-town listing of vaccination rates. UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will use $450,000 in state funding to expand COVID-19 vaccine programs in Roselle, Plainfield, and other areas with low vaccination rates, officials said this week. TAPinto Rahway reported yesterday about ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Friday, just over half of all Union County residents have been immunized with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but where you live plays a significant role in how well vaccinated your community is, state figures show. While the rate of people partially or fully ...

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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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RAHWAY, NJ — Latwana Curry was born and raised in Newark and currently lives in Linden, but we're going to start filling out the adoption paperwork right now and make her part of the Rahway family. Because, first, she's definitely got something of the Rahway spirit, enthusiasm, and charitable sense ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Beginning this week, the week of May 25, walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations are now available in the city of Rahway. The announcement was made on Wednesday that the Rahway Vaccination Center is now accepting anyone wishing to receive a vaccination without an appointment. This news comes as ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. Older Americans Month started when President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Services in 1963 met to address the growing concerns of American ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As reported by TAPinto Rahway, today, May 20, is the very first Mental Health Action Day. May itself is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of that fact, the Union County Board of Commissioners invites all Union County residents to attend an informative webinar ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The very first Mental Health Action Day is May 20. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the attendant difficulties and struggles that so many have endured over the past 14 months, a unique alliance of non-profit organizations, businesses, government agencies, educational ...

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RAHWAY and TRENTON, NJ — On May 14, Governor Phil Murphy extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledged 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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The Test Center will shift from a drive-through service to a walk-up service as of Monday, May 17. The Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University will be open to all Union County residents who would like to self-administer a free COVID-19 nasal swab test under the supervision of ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Rahway 7th and 8th Grade Academy will host a blood and platelet drive in its gymnasium. The school is located at 1139 Kline Place. The flyer for the event, called "Life's Essential Blood and Platelet Drive", reminds the community, ...

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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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RAHWAY, NJ — Mayor Raymond Giacobbe confirmed 14 new COVID-19 positive cases in the city of Rahway from March 3-5, bringing its cumulative total to 3,675 total positive cases since first reported back in March 2020. On May 3, there were four positive cases. On May 4, there were five cases. And ...

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Initiative Aims to Make Communities Supportive and Accessible Places to Live for People of All Ages TRENTON – The Department of Human Services and AARP New Jersey today announced New Jersey has become the ninth state accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which works to make ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Monday, May 3, Mayor Raymond Giacobbe reported on his government Facebook page that the health department had confirmed 22 new COVID-19 positive cases over the weekend, from Friday through Sunday. This brought the city’s total to 3,661 positive cases since the pandemic first ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Since it was first reported, TAPinto Rahway has tried to keep readers informed of the numerous opportunities in town related to vaccine registration, education, and other virtual and in-person opportunities. Mayor Raymond Giacobbe and Rahway City Hall have been working closely with the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Here are some things happening in the city and the schools this week. City: As previously reported, there are several opportunities in town this week, in multiple locations on several days (including today), to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine: The Gateway Family YMCA ...

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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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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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RAHWAY, NJ — When TAPinto Rahway last reported on the city's vaccination registration program, the dates, times, and places comprised two locations—the Gateway Family YMCA and the Rahway Community Action Organization at the JFK Center—and seven time slots on three separate days—April 29, May 1, and ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners will hold additional emergency food distribution events for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19. For those who missed the April events, there are still several upcoming May dates. These will include: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at ...

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RAHWAY and UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Commissioners just announced that Rahway's JFK Senior Apartments at 250 West Grand Ave., along with 18 other locations throughout Union County, will be a site for its "Grab and Go" program, where box-lunches will be available to seniors ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Earlier in the week, Mayor Raymond Giacobbe and Rahway City Hall announced that the city would soon be setting up several sites for residents to sign up in person for vaccination appointments. Today, the city released the schedule and locations for such appointments. The vaccination ...

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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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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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RAHWAY, NJ — Mayor Raymond Giacobbe and the city of Rahway just announced that preparations are underway to provide registration sessions and information seminars for residents to sign up for vaccinations, ask questions regarding vaccines and vaccination efforts, and to connect with medical experts ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Over the past several days, on his official Facebook page, Mayor Raymond Giacobbe provided several important pieces of information related to the city's ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. First, on Monday, the mayor updated residents on the latest COVID-19 case numbers ...

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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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