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Department of Health

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Children 5 through 11 years of age are now eligible for Pfizer pediatric vaccine

Statement from Commissioner Persichilli
New Jersey's Strategic Plan to End HIV Epidemic by 2025

NJ Department of Health Releases Proposal by New Jersey Taskforce to End the HIV Epidemic by 2025

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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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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

New Jersey Department of Health Observes World AIDS Day

New Jersey Health officials are commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1 with over a dozen events across the state to support the more than 38,000 state residents living with HIV/AIDS, remember those lost and encourage residents to seek HIV testing and treatment if positive.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Spotlight

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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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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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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