The first of two big expansions this month of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in New Jersey begins Monday with transportation workers and several other groups who can now schedule shots, though appointments remain hard to get.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 15th, 2021 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, New Jersey, Vaccines | Comments Off on N.J.’s COVID vaccine eligibility expands today. Here’s everyone who can now schedule a shot.
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Christopher Rinn, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Steven Landers, Dr. Terry Shlimbaum, Monmouth County Board of Health, New Jersey, Tom Arnone, Vaccines, VNA, VNA Community Heath Center | Comments Off on Vaccine updates for Monmouth County
Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 20th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: Chris Christie, COVID-19, Murphy Administration, Phil Murphy, Vaccines | 5 Comments »
What could be more important for state government to be doing than starting vaccination of our elderly, 7,100 who have already died, on the first day? This is the biggest fail of the COVID response in New Jersey. There must be a better explanation than we missed it by a day! https://t.co/WTSMInBJqq— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) December 20, 2020
Long-term-care facilities covered by federal program scheduled to begin next week at earliest
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, Long Term Care Facilities, New Jersey, NJSpotlight, Nursing homes, Vaccines | Comments Off on NJ nursing-home residents won’t start COVID-19 vaccinations before next week
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: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, New Jersey, NJSpotlight, Vaccines | 18 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Health Care, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, Health Care, New Jersey, Vaccines | Comments Off on Pandemic-Related Decline in Childhood Vaccines Prompts State Plea to Parents
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:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Vaccines | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: COVID-19 is cause for diligence, not panic
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: New Jersey, NJ GOP, Senator Joe Pennachio, Senator Michael Testa, Vaccine Bill, Vaccines | 1 Comment »