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August 31, 2020

GETTING A FLU SHOT THIS YEAR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER WHILE COVID-19 IS STILL IN CIRCULATION  

  Each year the flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States. While it […]
August 26, 2020

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS A REMINDER OF THE IMPORTANCE OF VACCINES FOR CHILDREN AS THEY PREPARE FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.  

With the start of the new school year right around the corner, the Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) is reminding parents of the importance of protecting […]
August 20, 2020

NEW OCHD INTERACTIVE CAMPAIGN ALLOWS STUDENTS TO “ASK A HEALTH EDUCATOR” IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH QUESTIONS!

Students can ask questions & receive answers from our health professionals via social media Have a public health question? Just “Ask a Health Educator.” That’s what […]
August 11, 2020

PARTYGOERS IGNORING COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES ARE PUTTING THEMSELVES & OTHERS AT RISK!

  OCHD reminds young adults that social distancing and face masks are the law while still the best protection against COVID-19   (Toms River) – The […]
August 4, 2020

AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH: ARE YOU & YOUR FAMILY UP-TO-DATE WITH CRITICAL VACCINES?

The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the importance of vaccination August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and this annual observance highlights the importance of […]
July 29, 2020

MASK UP OCEAN COUNTY!

  OCHD OFFERS IMPORTANT HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS FOR WEARING MASKS Wearing face coverings outdoors can be challenging in the heat   It’s hot and humid; […]
July 24, 2020

GET TESTED FOR COVID-19!

OCHD REMINDS TESTING IS NOW AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE IN NEW JERSEY!   You could have COVID-19 and not even know it. Find out if you have […]
July 21, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY SCHOOLS LEARNING HOW TO DEAL WITH COVID-19 CHALLENGES WITH HELP FROM OCHD TASK FORCE!

   Task force brings health officials, administrators, teachers & nurses together to plan safety strategies   (Toms River) – With the start of the new school […]
July 16, 2020

CDC RELEASES NEW STUDY SAYING U.S. COULD CONTROL SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN JUST 4-8 WEEKS IF EVERYONE WORE A MASK!

  CDC Director believes mask wearing answer to mitigate COVID-19 spread! (Toms River) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, Dr. Robert Redfield, said […]