Communicable Disease Spotlight

Influenza Activity

Influenza Activity

Influenza activity continues to increase in New Jersey. Following several easy steps can help prevent the spread of the flu. Get a flu vaccine, it's not too late! Cover your coughs and sneezes. Wash your hands frequently. And finally, stay home when you are sick.

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New Jersey College & University Flu Challenge

For the 2018–2019 flu season, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) continued the second annual New Jersey College & University Flu Challenge. The Challenge aims to increase awareness surrounding the importance of flu vaccination for students on college campuses. We are happy to announce that The College of New Jersey is this year’s Challenge winner!

See all the challenge participants here!

New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

For the 2018–2019 flu season, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) implemented the second annual New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll. The Honor Roll serves to recognize educational institutions, businesses, community-based organizations, and healthcare facilities that are striving to promote influenza prevention within their communities.

See the 2018-2019 Awardees!

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AR)

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AR)

There is a new landing page for HAI and AR information from the Communicable Disease Service! Bookmark the landing page for easy access to educational resources, prevention tools, and reporting information.

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2019 New Jersey Immunization Conference

2019 New Jersey Immunization Conference

The 2019 NJ Immunization Conference--(S)HOT TOPICS: A FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS is scheduled for May 29, 2019 in Piscataway, NJ. The keynote speakers and workshop sessions will cover appropriate vaccine storage and handling techniques, disease detection and response, and other immunization fundamentals.

Learn more here!

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 New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Health. The campaign includes an annual poster and video contest designed to raise awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations.

Learn about Protect Me With 3+

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: 6/19/2019