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FDA Greenlights COVID Booster Shot For Kids Age 5-11

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for administration to children age 5 through 11...

TSA Extends Mask Mandate On Planes, Trains and Public Transportation Through April 18

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Thursday that, at the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it would extend the directive for mask use on public transportation hubs for one month, through...

New Jersey COVID Cases Rising; Increase in Children Being Hospitalized

New Jersey continues to experience the Omicron tsunami Gov. Phil Murphy warned of; on Monday, he reported that the state is recording more cases day-to-day than at any point in the past 22 months. "More...

New Jersey Watching Soaring COVID Hospitalizations Due to Omicron Variant

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy continued to warn of the tsunami of COVID-19 cases in the state Monday as he shared that the more than 22,000 new cases reported Monday are likely an undercounting...

FDA Gives Authorization to Pfizer-BioNTech Booster for 12- to 15-Year-Olds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) Monday for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include the use of a single booster dose to include use in people 12 through...

New Jersey’s First Federal COVID Testing Site Opens in East Orange

Essex County has had the highest number of COVID-19 cases and the highest number of deaths of any county in New Jersey. On Friday, the new planned federal COVID-19 surge testing site opened in...

CDC Cuts COVID-19 Isolation Recommendation to Five Days

The Centers for Disease Control announced Monday it is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a...

New Federal COVID-19 Surge Testing Site Coming to New Jersey

The location has yet to be selected, but a new surge testing site is coming to New Jersey. To increase availability of COVID-19 testing in the state, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

The Grinch Called Omicron: Safety Protocol Changes and Temporary Closures Due To Covid

The Omicron variant is dominant and it's making its presence known locally, with some stores and restaurants having to temporarily close or adopt additional safety precautions. Cornerstone The General Store in Montclair announced the...

Omicron Now Dominant Variant; Montclair to Consider Indoor Mask Mandate

Montclair, NJ - It's official -- the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus is now accounting for 73.2% of new Covid-19 cases in the United States last week, making it the dominant variant,...

Pfizer Booster Doses Now Available in New Jersey for 65+ and High-Risk Individuals

If you are 65 or older, a long-term care resident, an adult with underlying medical conditions, or an adult at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure because of your job, you are now eligible for...
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FDA Grants Full Approval To Pfizer, The First COVID-19 Vaccine

For some who have not gotten vaccinated against COVID-19, news that the FDA granted full approval to the first COVID-19 vaccine -- the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine -- which will now be marketed as Comirnaty,...

Essex County COVID-19 Booster Shots For Residents with Compromised Immune Systems Begin Saturday

Essex County, NJ - Following recommendations from both the CDC and FDA that anyone with compromised immune systems receive a third dose, or booster shot, of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, Essex County...

Generous Donor to Give $100 To First 50 To Register for Montclair Vaccine Event

Montclair, NJ - The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) has partnered with other local organizations to host a Back to School Covid-19 Vaccination event on August 29th, 2021 at Wally Choice Community Center,...

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