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Children 5 through 11 years of age are now eligible for Pfizer pediatric vaccine

Statement from Commissioner Persichilli
New Jersey's Strategic Plan to End HIV Epidemic by 2025

NJ Department of Health Releases Proposal by New Jersey Taskforce to End the HIV Epidemic by 2025

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The Department's improved Long-Term Care page includes information about current outbreaks, reopening status, and other resources for residents and their families.

The Department's improved Long-Term Care page includes information about current outbreaks, reopening status, and other resources for residents and their families.

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In The News

Departments of Health & Agriculture Encourage Residents to Stay Healthy When Interacting With Farm Animals This Spring

As the weather gets warmer and New Jersey residents encounter more opportunities to interact with farm animals such as goats and alpacas at local farms, fairs, petting zoos, and other animal exhibitions, the New Jersey Departments of Health and Agriculture are encouraging residents to take certain health and safety precautions.

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New Jersey Department of Health Marks National Infant Immunization Week

During National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) from April 24 to 30 this year, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is joining other healthcare organizations in highlighting the importance of protecting infants and young children from vaccine-preventable diseases. A primary focus of NIIW is ensuring children are up-to-date on their routinely recommended vaccinations, especially since some vaccines may have been missed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Clarifying COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Workers in Health Care and Congregate Settings

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 294, clarifying that vaccination requirements for covered workers at health care and high-risk congregate settings under Executive Order No. 283 include only one booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and that a second booster dose is not required. A covered worker is considered “up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations” if they have received a primary series, which consists of either a 2-dose series of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine and the first booster dose for which they are eligible, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Statement From N.J. Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on CDC Approval of Additional Booster Dose for People Ages 50+, Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

The recommendation of an additional booster dose for those over age 50 and certain immunocompromised individuals will enhance protection against severe disease due to COVID-19 and its variants.

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NJ Transitioning to Electronic Benefits Transfer Card for 98,000 Households Participating in WIC Program

New Jersey’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is transitioning from paper checks to an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system with e-WIC cards that will make shopping and payment easier for 98,000 households and over 850 participating stores across the state.

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ICYMI: NJEDA Takes Steps to Advance Development of Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center in Trenton

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that its Board has taken steps to further the development of a first-of-its-kind Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center in Trenton.

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Statement from the New Jersey Department of Health on Appointment of Atlantic Health System as Monitor at Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center

The Department of Health has selected Atlantic Health System to serve as a monitor at Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center in Andover. Atlantic Health will convene a multi-disciplinary team to conduct an onsite assessment of business practices, operations, and infrastructure, and will remain onsite for up to 90 days.

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Lifting COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

At his final COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Phil Murphy announced the signing of Executive Order No. 292, which lifts the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in addition to the statewide school and daycare mask mandate, effective on Monday, March 7. This major step has been made possible by the Murphy Administration’s comprehensive and successful pandemic response efforts. 

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CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® Returns With Powerful New Ads

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, returns today with new ads encouraging people who smoke to quit. The campaign has had significant and sustained impact over the past decade, helping more than 1 million U.S. adults to quit smoking and inspiring millions more to try to quit. Year after year, the Tips campaign has proven its effectiveness while promoting a range of quit services.

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N.J. Department of Health Issues Updated Public Health Recommendations for K-12 Schools and Child Care Settings

With the state's school mask mandate set to expire on March 7, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) today issued updated public health recommendations for K-12 settings and child care programs.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Expand Harm Reduction Efforts, Further Commitment to End New Jersey’s Opioid Epidemic

The three bills reflect Governor Murphy’s comprehensive approach to end New Jersey’s opioid epidemic and increase access to lifesaving resources for individuals with substance use disorders. These bills remove long-standing barriers to expanding access to harm reduction services and supplies at a critical time when a total of 3,081 New Jersey residents died from suspected drug overdoses in 2021. 

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Governor Murphy Signs Historic Legislation to Expand and Protect Reproductive Freedom in New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy signed the historic Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act which codifies the constitutional right to freedom of reproductive choice in New Jersey. The law expands and protects reproductive freedom in New Jersey at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to limit or overturn the ruling in Roe v. Wade. With this legislation, if Roe v. Wade were overturned, the right to reproductive choice would be protected in New Jersey.   

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Spotlight

New Jersey Maternal Health Data Center
New Jersey Maternal Data Center

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Divert Status for New Jersey Emergency Rooms

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WIC Participant Portal
WIC Participant Portal

Visit the WIC Participant Portal

Healthy New Jersey 2030
Healthy New Jersey 2030

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Licensing payments for Ambulatory Care Facilities
Licensing payments for Ambulatory Care Facilities

Licensing payments for Ambulatory Care Facilities

Harm Reduction Centers
Harm Reduction Centers

New Jersey Harm Reduction Centers

New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD)
New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD)

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