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Vital Records

The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:

  • Birth records from 1923 to present
  • Marriage records from 1941 to present
  • Death records from 1941 to present
  • Domestic partnership records from 2004
  • Civil union records from 2007
  • Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth from 1969
  • Adoption records - foreign and domestic
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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum with infants and children up to five years old.

In the News

New Jersey Department of Health Announces $250,000 Grant Opportunity to Support Integrated Health Care for Military, Veterans, and First Responders

NJDOH has announced a $250,000 grant opportunity to support an existing program or the creation of a new pilot program focused on integrating primary care, behavioral health, palliative care, hospice, and telehealth services for members of the military, veterans, and first responders.

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New Jersey Department of Health Proposes to Readopt Existing N.J.A.C. 10:36, Patient Supervision at State Psychiatric Hospitals, with Amendments and Recodification as New N.J.A.C 8:135

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) today proposes to readopt existing N.J.A.C. 10:36 Patient Supervision at State Psychiatric Hospitals, with amendments, and proposes to recodify the chapter as new N.J.A.C. 8:135, to reflect the 2018 reorganization of jurisdiction over the operation and administration of State psychiatric hospitals from the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) to NJDOH.

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Recognizing National Infant Immunization Week, NJ Health Department Raises Awareness About Importance of Childhood Vaccination

In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week, April 24-30, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is reminding parents of the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases by making sure they are up to date on all vaccinations. In addition to other ongoing efforts to raise awareness and share information with residents about vaccines, NJDOH will be hosting a Facebook Live at 6:30 p.m. on May 3 for parents and caregivers of children to discuss and answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

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NJ Health Commissioner Persichilli Statement on CDC Recommendation on COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated recommendations to shift all administrations of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to bivalent rather than monovalent doses. This move will help simplify the vaccination process moving forward.

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