NJ News: Mental Health Resources are Available for Young Adults

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Updated COVID-19 Information

State of New Jersey

NJ COVID-19 Updates and More

Do you have questions about when and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, mask requirements, or how to get a COVID-19 test? The State of New Jersey offers up-to-date information, resources, and guidance at our COVID-19 Information Hub.

Pfizer Boosters Available at Vaccination Locations


Booster shots are now available for all Pfizer vaccine recipients who completed their initial two-shot course at least six months ago and who are:

  • 65 or older
  • A long-term care resident
  • An adult with underlying medical conditions
  • An adult at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure because of their job or living situation

If you are eligible for a Pfizer booster, you can find a vaccination site near you at covid19.nj.gov/finder.

The CDC is evaluating the available data to make additional recommendations for people who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines, as well as for other groups of people. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

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Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Young Adults

Child care

The pandemic has impacted many New Jerseyans’ mental health, especially children who may be more susceptible to social isolation, may be going through stressful periods with their return to school, and who may not have the tools to meet their mental health needs. Feelings of stress and anxiety are normal and to be expected, but if children or adolescents are exhibiting unusual behavior for extended periods, they may be in need of additional support and care.

Mental health and wellness resources for youth, parents, and educators are available on a new page on the COVID-19 Info Hub: covid19.nj.gov/youthhelp.

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Vaccination Requirements in New Jersey


Governor Murphy has announced that workers in the following jobs will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing:

  • As of September 7th, all workers in certain state and private health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings
  • By October 18th, all workers in preschool through Grade 12 schools
  • By October 18th, all workers at state agencies, authorities, and colleges and universities
  • By November 1st, all workers in child care facilities

Employers can impose more stringent vaccination or testing requirements on workers, including any requirement for more frequent testing, for testing of both vaccinated and unvaccinated staff, and for mandatory vaccinations without a testing alternative.

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Download Docket to Access Vaccination Records on Your Phone

Docket App

Docket is an app from the NJ Department of Health that makes it easier for you and your family to securely access your COVID-19 vaccination record.

If you don't have your vaccination card with you or have lost it, you can easily access your record through the app to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as needed.

The Docket app is now available in the App store or on Google Play.

Docket App

Find Vaccine and Testing Locations Near You


Everyone 12 or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing you from getting sick.

Testing is available to everyone in New Jersey. It is quick and easy. You don’t need insurance and free testing is available.

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