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New Jersey Department of Health Investigating Possible Cluster of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in Essex County
As of July 30, NJDOH is aware of eight suspected cases of Legionnaires’ disease in individuals who reside in or visited Essex County, New Jersey. The cases were reported to NJDOH between July 16 through July 26, 2021. NJDOH is currently working with the local health departments in Essex County to investigate these cases.
New Jersey Recognizes August as National Immunization Awareness Month
Governor Phil Murphy has declared August as National Immunization Awareness Month to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. The Department encourages New Jerseyans to use National Immunization Awareness Month as an opportunity to make sure your vaccinations are up to date.
Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli Strongly Recommend Masking in Indoor Settings with Increased Risk
Following yesterday’s announcement by the Centers for Disease Control regarding masking, Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today strongly recommended that both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks in indoor settings when there is increased risk.
New Jersey Department of Health Recognizes World Hepatitis Day
In recognition of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is joining the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis.
Governor Murphy Signs Package of Bills Advancing New Jersey as National Leader in Lead Poisoning Prevention
Governor Murphy reaffirmed his commitment to address lead exposure in New Jersey and its harmful effects on public health and child development by signing a package of bills aimed protecting New Jersey’s families from lead poisoning. The legislation will require regular inspections for, and remediation of, lead-based paint hazards in residential rental properties and require the inventory, replacement, and financing of lead service lines throughout the state within the next 10 years.
NJ Department of Health App Provides Consumers Access to Personal, Family COVID-19 Vaccination Record
In an effort to expand consumer access to immunization records, a new app from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) makes it easier for individuals and families vaccinated in the state to access their COVID-19 vaccination record. The free New Jersey consumer access Docket app is now available in the App store or on Google Play in English or Spanish depending on Smartphone settings.
Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Address New Jersey’s Opioid Epidemic
Governor Phil Murphy signed a comprehensive legislative package into law to address the state’s opioid crisis through overdose prevention and recovery resilience. The six bills focus on overdose prevention by expanding low-barrier access to naloxone and bridges to medication assisted treatment; strengthens public health data; and builds resiliency among children and families impacted by the opioid crisis.
40 Years of Extraordinary Progress in Reducing HIV
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting the first five cases of the syndrome of diseases later named AIDS. Four decades of advances in science and medicine have rendered what was once a deadly virus into a manageable chronic disease. But challenges remain to end the epidemic and reduce the disproportionate impact on Black and Latino individuals living with HIV.
WIC Participant Portal
Food assistance support for low-income communities is still accessible through the pandemic.
Healthy New Jersey 2030
NJ’s health improvement plan topics include access to quality care, healthy communities, healthy families, and healthy living.
Harm Reduction Centers
Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne pathogens.
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