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Vital Records

The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:

  • Birth records from 1923 to present
  • Marriage records from 1941 to present
  • Death records from 1941 to present
  • Domestic partnership records from 2004
  • Civil union records from 2007
  • Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth from 1969
  • Adoption records - foreign and domestic
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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum with infants and children up to five years old.

In the News

NJ Health Department Announces $250,000 Grant Opportunity for Statewide Program to Support Youth Mental Health Through Parent and Professional Engagement

Recognizing the pivotal role parents and caregivers play in shaping the mental health and  well-being of youth, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is accepting applications from youth and parent/caregiver serving organizations interested in operating a new statewide program to help equip parents, caregivers, and youth-serving professionals with the training and education to better support children and adolescents navigating mental health, sexual health, and substance use challenges.

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New Jersey Departments of Health and Environmental Protection Urge Residents to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus

New Jersey is reporting eight cases and unfortunately one death associated with West Nile Virus (WNV) this season. The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases and to reduce mosquito populations on their properties.

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New Jersey Department of Health: Updated COVID-19 and Annual Flu Shots Offer Best Protections This Season

The new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines recommended today by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for everyone ages 6 months and older will provide the most up-to-date protection against the virus and its variants as we move into the fall and winter holiday seasons. The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) continues to encourage everyone to stay up to date on all of their immunizations – including an annual flu shot and an RSV vaccine, if they are eligible – as the best way to stay healthy and to avoid serious illness and hospitalization. 

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NJ Health Department Approves New Harm Reduction Center, Highlights Overdose Prevention Efforts on International Overdose Awareness Day

As the state marks International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) remains committed to ending the overdose crisis and has approved the state’s first new harm reduction center (HRC) in five years. NJDOH also announced new funding for comprehensive harm reduction services throughout the state. 

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