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New Jersey Health Department Observes U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 2021
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week runs November 18-24, 2021. The week is intended to educate the public about proper antibiotic use and the prevention of antibiotic-resistant infections.
Statement from Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli on CDC Authorization of COVID-19 Booster Doses for All Adults
Effective immediately, all Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients are eligible for a booster dose six months after completing their primary two-dose series. All those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine continue to be eligible to receive a booster dose two months after their primary dose.
NJ Department of Health Releases Proposal by New Jersey Taskforce to End the HIV Epidemic: A Strategic Plan to End the HIV Epidemic by 2025
The New Jersey Taskforce to End the HIV Epidemic is comprised of clinical and community‐based service providers, advocates, educators, researchers, members of HIV/AIDS planning groups, persons living with HIV/AIDS (PWH) and state health department staﬀ. The plan represents the state's commitment to end the HIV epidemic by 2025.
New Jersey Health Department Joins Nationwide Observance Supporting Rural Health Providers
National Rural Health Day recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of an estimated 57 million people across the nation, including about 700,000 rural residents in New Jersey.
Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Designating New Jersey Department of Health Building as "Judith M. Persichilli Building" in Honor of Commissioner
Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S3984/A5933) designating the New Jersey Department of Health State office building in Trenton as the “Judith M. Persichilli Building”. The building is named in honor of Commissioner Persichilli’s past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Statement From New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on CDC Recommendation of Pfizer Vaccine for 5- through 11-Year Olds
Effective immediately, New Jersey children 5 through 11 years of age are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health urges everyone ages 5 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.
Murphy Administration Releases Mapping Tool to Help New Jersey Residents Identify Lead Exposure Risks in Housing
The new tool will help local health officers, community groups and the public better identify older homes in New Jersey that may contain lead paint, which puts children at risk for elevated blood lead levels and possible health problems.
First Lady Tammy Murphy, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra Announce Medicaid Expansion for New Moms 365 Days Postpartum
The expansion of postpartum coverage will improve maternal and infant health and decrease the racial disparity in birth outcomes in New Jersey. Participants will receive comprehensive access to healthcare for a full year through Medicaid.
Governor Murphy Announces Additional Partnership with NJ 211, Uber, and Lyft to Continue to Provide Rideshare Service to Residents Who Were Impacted by COVID-19 and Lost Transportation as a Result of Tropical Storm Ida
The partnership will provide access to free and discounted rideshare services to New Jersey residents who lost a personal vehicle as a result of Tropical Storm Ida and who are unable to obtain another vehicle due to the impacts of COVID-19.
New Jersey Department of Health Reminds Residents They Have the Power to Protect Against the Flu
Everyone six months of age and older is recommended to receive a yearly flu vaccine. The CDC recommend flu vaccination preferably by the end of October since flu activity could surge this season due to increased travel and the return of more in-person activities.
Statement From New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on CDC Approval of Pfizer Booster Dose
Based on action by the CDC, the New Jersey Department of Health is directing our vaccination partners to begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine immediately to those who are eligible.
Divert Status for New Jersey Emergency Rooms
Hospitals sometimes notify EMS providers of a temporary inability to provide a full range of care in their emergency departments.
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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