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The COVID-19 vaccine: How will it get here?

It’s approved and the first doses are being sent. Here’s how that will happen

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

After months of planning and development, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines is slated to arrive in New Jersey any day, providing a new level of protection for health care workers and nursing home residents most at risk for the disease.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on The COVID-19 vaccine: How will it get here?

The COVID-19 vaccine: What we know

With approval by the FDA expected within days, officials in New Jersey prepare for rollout of vaccines across the state

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

As federal experts determined that “known and potential benefits” outweigh the related risks when it comes to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, New Jersey officials are poised in the coming weeks to launch their part of what is likely the largest immunization campaign in history.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , | Comments Off on The COVID-19 vaccine: What we know

State health officials call COVID-19 vaccine ‘safe and effective’

Once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives its approval, which is expected Thursday, hospitals could begin vaccinating staff within 24 to 72 hours, Health Department officials said

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

New Jersey health officials said they are confident that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, based on the information they have reviewed, and hope hospitals could start immunizing the most at-risk individuals within a few days of it receiving federal approval.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19 | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

COVID-19 vaccine coming as NJ plans for who gets it first

Photo by Bicanski via Pixnio

First doses on the way, but only enough for 38,000. Millions more will need the vaccine for it to be effective

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

With New Jersey slated to receive its first 76,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine any day now, public health officials are finalizing their plans for immunizing priority groups, and hospitals are preparing to store and administer the serum.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on COVID-19 vaccine coming as NJ plans for who gets it first

Arnone Report: Support for Small Business and COVID-19 testing

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Atlantic Club COO Kevin McHugh

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving with their families! I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Speaking of the holiday season, I want to remind everyone to shop and dine local. As part of the County’s continuing effort to help small businesses, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a new Made in Monmouth interactive directory just in time for the holiday season.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Support for Small Business and COVID-19 testing

Murphy doesn’t STFH

The Murphy family dined out again in Monmouth County on Wednesday night with a meal at The Butcher’s Block in Long Branch.

The Murphy’s with The Butcher’s Block owner Tom D’Ambrisi

There’s no hypocrisy involved in wearing “STAY THE FUCK HOME” hats while dining at The Butcher’s Block.

“Might not agree on everything; but we do agree on one thing…. Stay The Fuck Home!!! ” was the caption @theblocknj posted on Instagram for the photo of the Governor, First Lady, their son and owner Tom D’Ambrisi. The younger Murphy and D’Ambrisi are wearing red hats with the slogan “STAY THE FUCK HOME.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Murphy family harassed while dining outdoors

Woman interrupts NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s dinner to cuss him out. from r/PublicFreakout

NJ Governor Phil Murphy and his family were harassed while dining outdoors in Red Bank on Friday evening,

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, an outspoken critic of Murphy’s policies during the pandemic, was quick to condemn the harassment.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Murphy clamping down on indoor and outdoor gatherings

Governor Phil Murphy this morning announced that he will sign an Executive Order today reducing the amount of people who can attend indoor gatherings in New Jersey.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Prisoner release raises concerns about their health during pandemic

High rates of COVID-19 in prisons prompted the state to let thousands out of custody

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

New Jersey released thousands of people from prisons Wednesday to try to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in corrections facilities, but questions remained about the state’s ability to support the public health needs of this vulnerable population.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Department of Corrections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

COVID-19 vaccination plan relies on public and private health providers

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First look at state proposal raises questions, such as how providers will maintain its unflagging pace over six months to protect 70% of residents

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

New Jersey will rely on a network of public and private health care providers to immunize millions of residents over the next year or so, according to a draft COVID-19 vaccine plan state officials released early this week.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on COVID-19 vaccination plan relies on public and private health providers