Monmouth County Health Department Newsletter: May 2022

Monmouth County Health Department Newsletter: May 2022

May 2022 Newsletter

The Monmouth County Health Department strives to provide up-to-date information in our newsletter, website and mobile app available on Apple and Android devices. We encourage you to check our website often for the latest information, including COVID-19 clinics and vaccine availability.

Monmouth County Welcomes Ocean Township

The Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) is pleased to welcome Ocean Township to the MCHD system. Ocean Township is the 31st member town to join the Monmouth County Board of Health! Borough residents have full access to the wide array of services our Department provides. Please feel free to visit our Directory of Services for details.

Monmouth County Health Department App

MCHD recently launched its new app which provides residents and visitors to Monmouth County real-time news and information about services available through the County Health Department.

Users will have access to up-to-date information on our services and programs, including news, clinics and events, clinical and preventative health services, consumer and environmental health resources, emergency preparedness, mosquito control and much, much more.

New Jersey is “Getting Past Plastic”

Starting May 4, New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products. Single-use paper carryout bags are allowed to be provided or sold, except by grocery stores equal to or larger than 2500 square feet, which may only provide or sell reusable carryout bags. After November 4, 2021, plastic straws may be provided only upon the request of the customer.

Complete information is available through the NJ Department of Environmental Protection website.

MCHD Testing and Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available for people five years and older. All COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and reduce the risk of severe illness.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available every Tuesday from 2-6 p.m. at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft 07738, Children’s Learning Center (CLC) Parking Lots 4 & 5

MCHD offers testing and vaccinations monthly at the following sites:

First Wednesday of every month: Asbury Park Transportation Center, 1 Municipal Plaza.
Second Tuesday of every month: Freehold Borough Fire Department, 49 W. Main St.
Third Wednesday of every month: Neptune Senior Center, 1607 Rt # 33.
Fourth Wednesday of every month: Howell Senior Center, 251 Preventorium Rd.

Additional clinics will be scheduled at MCHD member town sites. When these clinics are scheduled, MCHD will post them on our website and the MCHD Mobile App.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer free at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for any person who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms. Follow this link for more information.

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