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Tropical Storm Ida Recovery

Department of Health

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations at Department of Health Headquarters

No appointment, ID, documentation or health insurance needed.

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You Have the Power To Protect Against The Flu

Learn how the annual flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones.

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Divert status for NJ emergency rooms

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.

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We must unite to immunize NJ kids — against COVID-19 and everything else

Dr. Margaret Fisher, special advisor to Commissioner Persichilli, warns that we are falling behind on childhood vaccinations

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For Some Workers, Vaccinations or Regular Testing Will be Required by September 7

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for All Preschool to Grade 12 Personnel

Governor Murphy Also Announces Vaccination and Testing Policy for All State Workers

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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.

Long Term Care Resources
Get Covered NJ

Get Covered NJ

New Health Care Plan Program to Make Coverage More Affordable

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Visit the NJDOH Maternal Data Center

Visit the NJDOH Maternal Data Center

The Department is committed to using research, data, and state-wide outreach collaboratives to end preventable morbidity.

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COVID-19 Focus

In The News

Statement From New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on CDC Approval of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Booster Doses

The CDC's recommendations enabling Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses will further protect those who have completed an initial vaccine series. CDC’s recommendations also allow for "mix and match" dosing for booster shots.

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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.

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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.

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Murphy Administration Unveils Youth Mental Health One-Stop Resource Website

A new web tool — covid19.nj.gov/youthhelp — has been designed to link parents, youth, and educators with resources and supports to address youth mental health challenges exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic.

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Governor Murphy Announces Return and Earn Incentive Program

This new initiative will provide a $500 incentive for unemployed workers reentering the workforce and receiving job training from businesses with 100 or fewer employees. 

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Commissioner Persichilli Announces the Departure of Deputy Commissioner Marcela Ospina Maziarz

Deputy Commissioner of Health Systems Marcela Ospina Maziarz is departing her role with the Department to join Thomas Edison State University as their vice president for Community and Government Affairs on November 1.

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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.

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NJ Department of Health, Hamilton Twp. Officials say Water is Safe to Drink, But Urge Precautions During Ongoing Legionnaires’ Disease Investigation

Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported in Hamilton Township this summer, along with two cases in Nov. 2020 and May 2021. Health officials say the water is safe to drink, but residents should take precautions to help protect themselves.

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NJDOH, NJDEP Urge Precautions To Protect Against West Nile Virus

With New Jersey in the height of West Nile Virus (WNV) season, the state is reporting one confirmed death associated with the virus to date. The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases with steps to reduce mosquito populations on their properties.

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Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Pediatric Cancer Bills, Increasing Investment in Pediatric Cancer Research

The bills establish and appropriate $5 million to the New Jersey Pediatric Cancer Fund, as well as establish an advisory board within the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research for disbursement of monies deposited in the fund.

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New Jersey Department of Health Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves During Storm Recovery

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, which provides an opportunity to remind residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure, mold removal and other hazards during severe weather.

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First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Department of Health Release Third NJ Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care

The report card indicates a statewide decline in the rate of Cesarean deliveries.

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Spotlight

WIC Participant Portal
WIC Participant Portal

Food assistance support for low-income communities is still accessible through the pandemic.

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Healthy New Jersey 2030
Healthy New Jersey 2030

NJ’s health improvement plan topics include access to quality care, healthy communities, healthy families, and healthy living.

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Healthy New Jersey 2030 is recruiting!

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

The Department now accepts secure online payments. Can pay via electronic check or credit card.

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Harm Reduction Centers
Harm Reduction Centers

Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne pathogens.

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

NJSHAD provides access to public health datasets, statistics, and information on the health status of New Jerseyans.

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