Health & Wellness

May 14, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for 12 to 15-year-olds in New Jersey.  Union County residents ages 12 and older can now make an appointment to receive the Pfizer vaccine at two vaccine centers administered by the County, by visiting www.ucnj.org/vax or by calling ...

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UNION, NJ - A COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be held at the Union Senior Center on Wednesday, May 19. The vaccine provided will be the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen COVID-19 vaccine) only.  Those wishing to obtain a vaccine must be 18 years or older and a Township of Union resident.  The ...

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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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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 7,640,505 vaccine doses, (3.368,129 million fully vaccinated ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been on a mission to vaccinate members of the community since December, after the release of the first vaccine made by Pfizer. Since that time, Trinitas has given 22,000 vaccines and will continue vaccinating people as supplies are ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Box-lunch meals will be available to Union seniors beginning in May through the “Grab and Go” program provided by the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, in the Department of Human Services. There are three “Grab and Go” locations in Union with ...

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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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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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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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UNION COUNTY, 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 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, 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 report on ...

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UNION, 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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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 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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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Thursday, 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in New Jersey and 1.6 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. The doses are being administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Residents are invited to join an interactive online discussion of self-care and resiliency, through a women’s perspective, hosted by the Union County Board of Commissioners, in conjunction with the Department of Human Services’ Office on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NY — With misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines continuing to run rampant, a virtual, interactive Town Hall on Zoom will be hosted by the Union County Commissioners beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29. The Town Hall is aimed at helping the Union County community confront the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, now also recognized in New Jersey in 2021 with a proclamation from Governor Phil Murphy. Advocates at Community Access Unlimited are reminding the community that people with disabilities continue to fight for accessibility and ...

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NEW JERSEY -Union County has received its first shipment of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from the New Jersey Department of Health, according to the Union County Board of Commissioners. The available doses are being distributed to seniors at five locations through the newly launched Union ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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UNION, NJ - A COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar, hosted by the Township of Union in collaboration with Atlantic Health, will be held on Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m. The event will feature Dr. Tyree Winters and Dr. Abdul Mondul. The webinar will be held via Zoom.   To pre-register ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy today announced a Union chiropractor is one of three new appointments to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The Governor’s nominee from Union is Dr. Uchenna Abba Onyeani.  According to a press release from the governor’s office, Onyeani is a 12-year board ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County’s COVID-19 mobile testing program has scheduled an additional visit in March to local communities to provide free COVID-19 saliva tests for residents. No car is required. The site is available on a walk-up basis. Any County resident can attend the site. No ...

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TRENTON, NJ — An investigation of a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County is underway by the New Jersey Department of Health. The NJDOH is aware of 14 confirmed cases, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county. The cases were reported ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center received a $3,719,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services to support their behavioral health and psychiatry program, which has grown into one of the largest hospital-based mental health centers in ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Each year, AAngelsNJ, a cancer nonprofit in Essex County, releases a calendar featuring one breast cancer survivor for each month. This year, the 2021 features Union residents Debra Small and Regina Copeland. Their stories of survival is included in the calendar. Small and Copeland ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Sunday, 1.34 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered in New Jersey through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Those shots included 984,737 first doses and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Eleven students from Union were among the one hundred and six who received their nursing diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing for what would have been the 165th Convocation Ceremony on January 21. Although a typical ceremony was not held, 89 women and 17 men became ...

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