Communicable Disease Spotlight

COVID-19

COVID-19

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.

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Project Firstline

Project Firstline

NJDOH is collaborating with CDC's Project Firstline, a national initiative designed to provide infection prevention and control training and education tools to healthcare workers. Bookmark the page to stay updated!

Learn more here!

2021 ASRP Applications Open!

2021 ASRP Applications Open!

NJ healthcare facilities are encouraged to apply for the 2021 Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP). Applications are now available for acute care, post-acute care, and outpatient facilities through August 16, 2021.

Learn More & Apply!

Immunizations & COVID-19

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!

NJ Influenza Honor Roll

NJ Influenza Honor Roll

This year, the NJ Influenza Honor Roll added 16 facilities for their efforts in promoting flu awareness and prevention within their communities. Top honors were presented to Madison Health Department and the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey!

View all the awardees 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. The winners of this year's 9th annual campaign have been officially announced.

View the winning entries!

College & University Flu Challenge

College & University Flu Challenge

The NJ College and University Flu Challenge honors schools with the highest student flu vaccination rates. The 2020-2021 winners are The College of New Jersey (large schools), Seton Hall University (medium schools), and Centenary University (small schools).

Learn more about the challenge!

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

August marks National Immunization Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. Make sure all your vaccines are up to date to prepare for back-to-school and increased social activities.

Read Governor Murphy's NIAM Proclamation!

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: 7/26/2021