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NJ Health Department Releases New Jersey Breastfeeding Strategic Plan Providing Blueprint to Improve Breastfeeding Rates and Support
The 2022-2027 New Jersey Breastfeeding Strategic Plan aims to focus and coordinate statewide efforts to increase breastfeeding, improve lactation supports, and help reduce inequitable infant health outcomes.
NJ Health Department Announces Community Pop-Up Monkeypox (hMPXV)
Vaccination Sites in Hudson, Union Counties
Sites in Hudson and Union counties will be hosting community-based pop-up sites to administer the monkeypox (hMPXV) vaccine over the next weeks as part of a new series of short-term sites to increase access in target communities, the New Jersey Department of Health announced today.
Governor Murphy and Health Commissioner Persichilli on CDC Recommendation of COVID-19 Vaccination Boosters that Target Omicron Variant for Everyone Ages 12 and Older
Individuals ages 12 and older are now able to obtain a COVID-19 bivalent booster dose, which should be received two months after their most recent booster or primary series. This updated version of COVID-19 boosters offers stronger protections against severe illness and death from Omicron sub-variants.
Health Officials Investigate Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Hamilton Township,
Urge Precautions to Reduce Risk of Legionella Growth in Homes and Buildings
Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease were recently reported in August 2022 from the section of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, served by Trenton Water Works (TWW). Two additional cases were reported, respectively in April 2022 and December 2021. Of the four, one individual has died.
Press Release: Notice of a Network Security Incident
The New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health Services takes its commitment to protecting patient health records very seriously. Therefore, this press release is meant to notify certain New Jersey residents of a recent Network Security Incident (“Incident”) that may have involved their Protected Health Information (“PHI”).
N.J. Vaccine Sites Now Offering Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Option for Adolescents
The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12 through 17 is now available in New Jersey, giving parents another vaccine option as children head back to school.
NJDOH, NJDEP and NJDA Urge Precautions to Protect Against West Nile Virus
The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year.
NJ Health Commissioner Persichilli Announces Departure of Deputy Commissioner Dr. David Adinaro
New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Commissioner Judith Persichilli today announced the upcoming departure of David Adinaro, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Services, effective September 6.
Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy This Year Webinar
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Monkeypox (hMPXV) Webinar
Want to learn the facts about monkeypox (hMPXV), its symptoms, how it spreads, testing and vaccinations from experts? Watch NJDOH’s webinar: https://youtu.be/X1Tx1CRbRGI
Visit the New Jersey Department of Health's toolkit with infographics, fact sheets, palm cards, and other materials on monkeypox (hMPXV) to download and share: www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/monkeypoxtoolkit.shtml
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