Health & Wellness

May 14, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reported seven new cases of COVID-19 in Summit as confirmed by The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) from May 7 to May 12, 2021. There have been 19 cases confirmed in Summit this month and, since the pandemic began, Summit has seen 1,766 total cases and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Going to extraordinary lengths in an effort to ensure that as many Union County residents are vaccinated as possible, the County will -- beginning at the end of this month -- launch a door-to-door campaign to reach the unvaccinated. The announcement is part of a comprehensive ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy at his May 10 press briefing said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A 45-year-old white male has sadly become the 25th Summit resident to pass away due to COVID-19, The deceased had pre-existing health conditions and had not been vaccinated, according to information reported by the Westfield Regional Health Department and released by the City of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) is reporting that City of Summit concluded the month of April with 136 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the 30-day period, a sum that is nearly 38 percent less that the previous month's case total of 219. April's case total is the lowest ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers continuing to trending in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Governor Phil Murphy announced on May 3 an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any Garden State resident who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a ...

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TRENTON, NJ - 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 - Governor Phil Murphy announced at his COVID-19 press briefing April 28 that he will sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps -- both day camps and sleepaway 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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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is notifying the community that COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now "immediately available" through Union County and Atlantic Health System.  To book an appointment through Union County, visit ucnjvaccine.org or call 908-613-7VAX (7829) between the hours of 9 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing April 26 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 of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After the preceding week added a yearly low of 25 cases fpr a seven-day period, the City of Summit has been informed by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) of 27 new cases confirmed from April 16-22. There have now been 122 cases of the virus confirmed this month and 1,733 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor 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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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At this time, ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, the milestone coming more than a year into the global pandemic and just days after the Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, marked the 25,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has reported that 25 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) from April 9-15. The new cases take Summit's cumulative number of cases since the pandemic began to 1,706. There have been 24 COVID-19-related fatalities in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The County’s COVID-19 vaccination team is discussing what changes will be necessary to continue its mobile vaccination program now that use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused statewide. Union County does not have any Johnson & Johnson vaccines left ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Despite a rare and severe blood clot disorder that developed in six women after receiving their shot, a situation that led to the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine to be paused, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey 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 ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Following Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that New Jersey educators and school staff were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the less than subtle distinction between eligibility and accessibility was raised. Now permitted to be vaccinated, would teachers and those working ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Plus she got a sticker and a cupcake, to boot. Lela Ingram, 65, a Woodbridge resident and parishioner at Summit's Wallace Chapel AME Zion Church, received the milestone 25,000th COVID-19 vaccination administered at the Summit Community Center (SCC). In partnership with the City of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has been notified by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) of 70 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Summit from April 1 - 8. The WRHD -- in a case from February that has been reported this month -- has also confirmed Summit's 24th COVID-related fatality, a ...

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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 April 7. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated -- numbers that now stand ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A free virtual public town hall discussion -- led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities -- addressing the facts, fears and myths concerning the COVID-19 vaccine will be held April 20, from 7 - 8 p.m. In announcing the event, event organizers the New Jersey ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Union County Mobile COVID-19 vaccine units brought vaccine supplies to seniors at Scotch Plains Senior Housing and St. John's Baptist Church in Scotch Plains as part of ongoing efforts throughout the state to increase the vaccination rate, particularly among vulnerable ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health have issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and ...

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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 April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll out ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - In a breakthrough that will give better insight into how and where COVID-19 variants are spreading within New Jersey, Atlantic Health System is among the first hospitals in the region to be able to rapidly screen for key viral variants. The organization will begin surveillance ...

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