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Vaccine updates for Monmouth County

Dr. Steven Landers, MD, CEO of VNA Health Group, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Terry Shlimbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the VNA Community Health Centers on Saturday, Jan 2 at the Asbury Park Community Health Center

Over 700 healthcare workers in Monmouth County received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the holiday break as public health officials scrambled to ramp up their infrastructure to widely administer the shots as they become available.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vaccine updates for Monmouth County

Christie unloads on Murphy over missed vaccine deadline

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

NJ nursing-home residents won’t start COVID-19 vaccinations before next week

photo by Christian Emmer, emmer.com.ar

Long-term-care facilities covered by federal program scheduled to begin next week at earliest

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

Public health officials have repeatedly underscored the importance of protecting vulnerable nursing-home residents from the potentially deadly impacts of the coronavirus, given that nearly half of New Jersey’s confirmed COVID-19 fatalities involve long-term-care residents or staff.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on NJ nursing-home residents won’t start COVID-19 vaccinations before next week

NJ readies for widespread inoculations when coronavirus vaccine arrives

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By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

Health officials want 70% to get vaccine in six months, spending $6 million to get ready

New Jersey has big plans for a potential coronavirus vaccine. State health officials said they hope to get 70% of residents inoculated within six months, have identified most of the funding needed and are crafting a strategy to prioritize distribution to those most at risk.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments »

Pandemic-Related Decline in Childhood Vaccines Prompts State Plea to Parents

Department of Health also urges pediatricians to devise new office protocols to keep patients and parents safe from coronavirus, reduce fear factor

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJspotlight

With a dramatic decline in childhood vaccine rates during the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey officials urged parents to ensure their kids are properly immunized to protect them from measles, mumps and other infectious diseases.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Health Care, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Pandemic-Related Decline in Childhood Vaccines Prompts State Plea to Parents

O’Scanlon: COVID-19 is cause for diligence, not panic

Senator notes that current pandemic is a historical reminder of the pre-vaccine world

Senator Declan O’Scanlon issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has reached two communities within his district, Little Silver and Hazlet:

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Posted: March 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: COVID-19 is cause for diligence, not panic

Look who’s giving Coronavirus advice! The lovebug of the anti-vaxxer movement | Editorial

Sen. Michael Testa, sounding grave and responsible in a recent news release, is now among the public officials warning us all to pay attention to the science on the Coronavirus. That’s good advice. Why not take it yourself, senator?

The science on childhood vaccines is equally clear, and he’s rejecting it. This man is the legislative darling of the folks who send their kids to school totally anti-vaccinated, because some holistic blogger said that a deadly viral outbreak is a beautiful and natural thing.Yet here he is, reminding the rest of us that we’ve got to trust the experts, and ignore the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

For the last time, vaccinate your kids! | Sheneman

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Posted: March 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »