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  • N.J. Vaccine Sites Now Offering Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Option for Adolescents

    Last Updated: 08/26/2022
    TRENTON – The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12 through 17 is now available in New Jersey, giving parents another vaccine option as children head back to school. "With the start of...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Lifting Routine COVID-19 Testing Requirements for School Districts, Child Care Settings, and State Contractors

    Last Updated: 08/15/2022
    TRENTON – Following recent updates to COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in advance of the upcoming school year, Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order l...
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  • Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver and Commissioner Persichilli Announce Additional Monkeypox Vaccine Sites

    Last Updated: 08/12/2022
    Recent FDA Action on Monkeypox Vaccine Administration Will Further Expand Access TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, and Department of Health Commissioner Judith Pe...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Extending Permissions for Outdoor Dining Until Late 2024

    Last Updated: 08/03/2022
    Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill (S-2364) to extend expanded permissions for restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries to use fixtures and equipment enabling them to serve patrons outdoo...
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  • Statement From N.J. Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on CDC Expansion of Boosters to Ages 5 through 11

    Last Updated: 07/01/2022
    Everyone ages 5 and older who has completed their primary series is now eligible for a booster dose to further enhance their protection against the COVID-19 virus and its variants. Today's recommen...
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  • Statement from Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli on Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 6 Months Through 5 Years

    Last Updated: 06/18/2022
    Everyone 6 months of age and older can now be protected against severe COVID-19 illness following today's recommendation by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On June 17,...
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  • Think you were exposed to COVID-19? Here’s what test you should take. | Opinion

    Last Updated: 09/30/2020
    Edward Lifshitz, Medical Director of the Communicable Disease Service of the New Jersey Department of Health If you recently attended a wedding, a sporting event, or any other event where you think...
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Testing and Treatment

  • Governor Murphy and Health Commissioner Persichilli on CDC Recommendation of COVID-19 Vaccination Boosters that Target Omicron Variant for Everyone Ages 12 and Older

    Last Updated: 09/01/2022
    TRENTON – Individuals ages 12 and older are now able to obtain a COVID-19 bivalent booster dose, which should be received two months after their most recent booster or primary series. This update...
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