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“The e-newsletter has a new, streamlined format that is easy to scan and read,” said Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer. “Links lead to more information on our website and related agency sites.”
Topics included in the Feb. 16 edition include free income tax-preparation assistance for seniors and other eligible county residents, the Sheriff’s Office new search-and-rescue drone, a grant-funding opportunity for history and heritage organizations, the annual Excellence in the Arts Awards, and a call for volunteers for the County Animal Response Team.
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Namitha Reddy, MD, MPH, Director and Health Officer
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|Mail:||27 Warren Street, P.O. Box 3000 Somerville, NJ 08876|
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Residents can call 908-231-7111 for a daily automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, New Jersey.
|COVID-19 Cases||Total Deaths|
*All 21 municipalities
**Includes both confirmed cases and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Presumptive positive cases tested positive at a state or commercial laboratory and are waiting for confirmatory testing by the CDC.
As of 9/24/20, 3pm
Currently, we are FULL for the Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic on Saturday, September 26th at the South County Public Works Garage.
Please continue to check our website for future flu clinic dates or to find a Flu Vaccine near you, click here!
The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an annual flu shot. Click below for more information on the seasonal flu, ways to prevent the flu, and where to get flu shots in your area!
- The Benefits of the Seasonal Flu Shot During COVID-19
- CDC Preventative Steps
- 3 Actions to Fight Flu
- 3 Actions to Fight Flu – Spanish
- To find a flu vaccine in your area, click here!
Freeholder Director Robinson response to Coronavirus COVID-19
Health Director Reddy gives background on the Coronavirus COVID-19
The Somerset County Department of Health is dedicated to fostering healthy lifestyles and a safe environment through effective leadership in public health, comprehensive planning, development of proactive community partnerships and a continued commitment to public health service. Additionally, SCDOH is the lead agency responsible for countywide Public Health emergency planning and response activities.
SCDOH provides essential public health services to our contract communities including:
- Public Health Administration
- Health Education
- Consumer Health
- Public Health Nursing
- Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
- Maternal and Child Health
- Adult Health Programs
SCDOH also provides and supports essential services throughout the County and the region, including:
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Health
- Regional Chronic Disease Coalition
- TB Control
Who We Serve:
The Somerset County Department of Health serves as the Health Department to our contracted communities:
- Bedminster (including Pluckemin, Pottersville)
- Bound Brook
- Far Hills
- Franklin (including East Millstone, Franklin Park, Kingston, Middlebush, Griggstown, Little Rocky Hill, Somerset, Zarephath)
- North Plainfield
- South Bound Brook
If you live in any other township, please contact your local health department.