Communicable Disease Spotlight



Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Click the button below to access more information specific to the public, schools, businesses, public health professionals, and health care professionals.


NICE Course

NICE Course

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this course is being offered online. Registration is open from September 1, 2020 through October 5, 2020.


Hepatitis A Outbreak

Hepatitis A Outbreak

Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is spreading from person to person and is causing outbreaks around the country. New Jersey is investigating cases of hepatitis A associated with this outbreak.

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NJ College & University Flu Challenge

The winners of the 2019-2020 flu challenge were recently announced. Let's applaud their efforts to increase awareness of the importance of flu vaccination for college students!

Click here to see the winners!

Immunizations & COVID-19

The NJDOH encourages healthcare providers to continue vaccinating patients whenever possible. Please see the following clinical guidance regarding timely vaccination during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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HAIs & Antimicrobial Resistance

HAIs & Antimicrobial Resistance

There is a new landing page for healthcare associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AR) information. Bookmark the landing page for easy access to educational resources, tools, & reporting information!

Learn more here!

Protect Me With 3+

Protect Me With 3+

The Protect Me With 3+ Campaign includes an annual poster and video contest to raise awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations. Winners for the 2019-2020 campaign were recently announced!

See Protect Me With 3+ Winners!

2020 NJ Immunization Conference Canceled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of health and safety for participants, the 2020 New Jersey Immunization Conference has been canceled.

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NJ Influenza Honor Roll

The NJ Influenza Honor Roll (IHR) recognizes institutions that are striving to promote influenza awareness and prevention within their communities. Four categories of honorees are eligible to participate:education, business, community-based, and medical facilities. This year, we welcome 24 awardees to the IHR!

See the 2019-2020 IHR Awardees


Limiting the spread of influenza in New Jersey during the annual flu season is a high priority for the Communicable Disease Service. We monitor flu activity throughout the state, maintain information on vaccine availability, and offer prevention guidelines for use in home, workplace, and healthcare settings.

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Disease Reporting

Many healthcare providers and facility administrators are required to report new cases of certain communicable diseases to either local health departments or the New Jersey Department of Health.

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Last Reviewed: 9/9/2020