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Governor Murphy Announces Additional Partnership with NJ 211, Uber, and Lyft to Continue to Provide Rideshare Service to Residents Who Were Impacted by COVID-19 and Lost Transportation as a Result of Tropical Storm Ida
The partnership will provide access to free and discounted rideshare services to New Jersey residents who lost a personal vehicle as a result of Tropical Storm Ida and who are unable to obtain another vehicle due to the impacts of COVID-19.
New Jersey Department of Health Reminds Residents They Have the Power to Protect Against the Flu
Everyone six months of age and older is recommended to receive a yearly flu vaccine. The CDC recommend flu vaccination preferably by the end of October since flu activity could surge this season due to increased travel and the return of more in-person activities.
Governor Murphy Announces Return and Earn Incentive Program
This new initiative will provide a $500 incentive for unemployed workers reentering the workforce and receiving job training from businesses with 100 or fewer employees.
Commissioner Persichilli Announces the Departure of Deputy Commissioner Marcela Ospina Maziarz
Deputy Commissioner of Health Systems Marcela Ospina Maziarz is departing her role with the Department to join Thomas Edison State University as their vice president for Community and Government Affairs on November 1.
Statement From New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on CDC Approval of Pfizer Booster Dose
Based on action by the CDC, the New Jersey Department of Health is directing our vaccination partners to begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine immediately to those who are eligible.
NJ Department of Health, Hamilton Twp. Officials say Water is Safe to Drink, But Urge Precautions During Ongoing Legionnaires’ Disease Investigation
Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported in Hamilton Township this summer, along with two cases in Nov. 2020 and May 2021. Health officials say the water is safe to drink, but residents should take precautions to help protect themselves.
NJDOH, NJDEP Urge Precautions To Protect Against West Nile Virus
With New Jersey in the height of West Nile Virus (WNV) season, the state is reporting one confirmed death associated with the virus to date. The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases with steps to reduce mosquito populations on their properties.
Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Pediatric Cancer Bills, Increasing Investment in Pediatric Cancer Research
The bills establish and appropriate $5 million to the New Jersey Pediatric Cancer Fund, as well as establish an advisory board within the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research for disbursement of monies deposited in the fund.
New Jersey Department of Health Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves During Storm Recovery
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, which provides an opportunity to remind residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure, mold removal and other hazards during severe weather.
First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Department of Health Release Third NJ Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care
The report card indicates a statewide decline in the rate of Cesarean deliveries.
On Overdose Awareness Day, Murphy Administration Expands Naloxone Distribution and Brings Overdose Data to Action
The New Jersey Department of Health signed two standing orders to drastically expand access to naloxone, the lifesaving medication used to reverse an opioid overdose, and launched the New Jersey Overdose Data Dashboard, which displays information about naxolone administrations, opioid prescriptions, drug-related hospital visits and more.
WIC Participant Portal
Food assistance support for low-income communities is still accessible through the pandemic.
Harm Reduction Centers
Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne pathogens.
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