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High Bacteria Levels Force Two-day Closure at Seaside Park Bay Beach

The 5th Avenue Bay Beach in Seaside Park is open to swimmers again following a closure two days in a row this week due to unacceptable bacteria levels, according to Ocean County Health Department officials.

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New WIC income guidelines implemented

Participants in New Jersey's WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) supplemental nutrition program have revised income guidelines to observe.

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Safeguard against petting-zoo germs, Ocean County health officials advise

The Ocean County Fair, opening Wednesday in Berkeley Township, and similar events throughout the state, give kids a rare chance to experience contact with farm animals in petting zoos. Ocean County health officials offer a reminder to take steps to keep your children safe from health risks that go with it.

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Ocean County Talks Truth about Vaccines

The Ocean County Health Department is hosting a free presentation entitled "The Truth about Vaccines."

The talk will feature guest speakers on topics ranging from vaccine myths to the process used to audit schools for vaccination compliance

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Don’t Evacuate … Vaccinate. Reports of Chicken Pox Sparks Outbreak Fear

The Ocean County Health Department confirms that two cases of chicken pox have turned up within its borders.

The cases were reported in the Brick Township School District. But Ocean County Health Dep

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New Round of Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled in Ocean County

If you shrugged off a flu vaccination this season - and the onslaught of the dangerous H3N2 strain is giving you second thoughts - the Ocean County Health Department gives you a second chance. Eight extra flu shot clinics are scheduled through February 26.

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Tips to Protect Yourself from Frost Bite

Frost bite and frost nip can develop within minutes of being exposed to the extreme cold and wind, especially for those working outdoors and children waiting at bus stops. 

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Ocean County Officials Prioritize Long-Range Health Matters

Ocean County's five most critical health concerns will be tackled over the next four years.  It's part of the 2014 - 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), recently approved by the County Board of Health.

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Tips to Keep Families and Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Holiday decorations are tempting to pets, but taking some simple precautions can keep everyone safe. 

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Ocean County Health Officials Urge residents to get Flu Shots

It's flu season and during National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week from December 7 - 13, officials with the Ocean County Health Department are urging residents to take precautions, especially the elderly and children. 

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