COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

HHS announced a plan to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots this fall. CDC’s independent advisory committee, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, will continue to meet and discuss data on the evolution of the pandemic and the use of COVID-19 vaccines. ACIP will make further recommendations on the use of boosters for the public after a...
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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

 As of August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to...
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Additional Vaccine for People with Weakened Immune Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have authorized a free third dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems after an initial two-dose vaccine. Currently, there are no recommendations for an additional dose for people who received the...
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Delta Variant Info from NJDOH

Four things to know from the New Jersey Department of Health: 1. The Delta variant has become the majority of COVID-19 cases in the US 2. The variant is twice as contagious as before 3. The vaccine protects you from infection, illness, hospitalization, and death 4. Everyone should wear a mask where COVID-19 transmission is...
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COVID-19 Resource Line

The Washington Township Health Department offers a Resource Line that operates Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to assist with COVID-19 resource access and information on community resources available to residents.  Please call 908-441-2597 during normal business hours for assistance.  
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