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New Jersey Recognizes August as National Immunization Awareness Month
In recognition of August as National Immunization Awareness Month, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is encouraging everyone, especially children heading back to school, to stay up to date on all vaccinations, including their COVID-19 vaccines.
Governor Murphy and N.J. Department of Health Commissioner Persichilli Announce Additional Monkeypox Vaccination Sites in Camden, Bergen Counties
These sites have been added for residents without a confirmed exposure who believe they may have been exposed or are at high risk for having been exposed to the virus, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced today.
New Jersey Health Department Recognizes World Hepatitis Day, July 28
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is recognizing World Hepatitis Day today, July 28, and joins the World Health Organization (WHO) in raising awareness about hepatitis and testing, treatment and vaccination efforts.
Governor Murphy and New Jersey Health Commissioner Outline Expanded Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility, Availability
Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Commissioner Judith Persichilli today announced expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine and the State’s distribution plan for the 2,700 available doses. The vaccine was previously available to residents with known exposure to a monkeypox case. Going forward, the JYNNEOS vaccine will also be available to New Jerseyans who are at high risk of having been exposed to the virus in the past 14 days. There are currently 45 probable and confirmed cases of the virus in New Jersey.
Murphy Administration Provides Over $794 Million in Funding for New Jersey’s Hospitals
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) today released the fiscal year 2023 hospital Charity Care, Graduate Medical Education (GME), and Graduate Medical Education Supplemental (GME-S) funding distributions. This is part of over $794 million in hospital funding provided in the FY2023 Appropriations Act signed by Governor Murphy on Thursday.
Murphy Administration Launches Healthy Community Planning New Jersey Website to Assist Municipalities in Understanding and Addressing Environmental Threats to Public Health
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) today announced the launch of the Healthy Community Planning New Jersey (HCPNJ) website, which provides municipal-level reports to help local governments and the public better understand and address environmental threats to public health faced by their communities.
Statement from Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli on Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 6 Months Through 5 Years
On June 17, the FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months of age to 4 years of age and the Moderna vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years of age. Today, the CDC announced its recommendation that enables everyone 6 months of age and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Want to learn the facts about monkeypox, 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 to download and share: www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/monkeypoxtoolkit.shtml
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