Communicable Disease Spotlight

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!

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Childhood Vaccines & COVID-19

Providers may not be able to provide well child visits & immunizations for all patients at this time. If a practice can provide only limited well child visits, they should prioritize newborn care and vaccination of infants and young children (through 24 months of age) when possible.

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NJ Influenza Honor Roll

NJ Influenza Honor Roll

The NJDOH Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) is hosting the third annual NJ Influenza Honor Roll to recognize educational institutions, businesses, community organizations, and healthcare facilities that are promoting flu prevention! The 2019-2020 application is now available.

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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, prevention tools, and reporting information!

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Protect Me With 3+

Protect Me With 3+

The Protect Me With 3+ Campaign is a collaboration between the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ and the NJDOH. The campaign includes an annual poster and video contest to raise awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations.

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2020 NJ Immunization Conference Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 New Jersey Immunization Conference has been postponed to a future date yet to be determined.

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Flu

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: 3/24/2020