COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing you from getting sick. Everyone 6 months or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey and encouraged to get vaccinated.
New Jersey Covid-19 Information Hub – learn how to get vaccinated, get help with making an appointment and arranging for free transportation to a vaccine site, and learn more about the vaccination.
Long Covid Information and Resources
Long COVID is defined as signs, symptoms, and conditions that continue or develop after initial
infection with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).
Long COVID may also be called:
- Long-haul COVID-19
- Post-COVID-19 conditions
- Chronic COVID-19 PASC
- Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2
What You Need to Know about LONG COVID – information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
MedlinePlus – information on Long Covid from the National Library of Medicines consumer health resource.
Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions – information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Resources for Supporting Patients and Caregivers
Long Covid Information and Support from the American Lung Association – information on communicating with healthcare providers, and a list of support groups and resources.
Post COVID Care Centers (PCCC) in New Jersey – facilities offering services and access to specialists.
Services and Supports for Longer-Term Effects of COVID-19 (PDF) – A catalog developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) listing federal programs that can help individuals with Long COVID and their families and caregivers
Disability and Employment Information
Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability Under the ADA – Long COVID can be a disability under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557 if it substantially limits one or more major life activities
Dept. of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy – Long COVID Resources – information on job accommodation, returning to work after illness, employee rights and benefits, and more.
Research Initiatives and Current Clinical Studies
Patient-Led Research Collaborative – the mission of this group is to facilitate patient-led and patient-involved research into Long Covid and to advocate for policies that enable patients, particularly the most marginalized, to survive and thrive.
RECOVER (Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery) – sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), RECOVER is a research project that aims to learn about the long-term health effects of COVID. You can participate whether you have COVID now, had COVID before, or never had COVID.
ClinicalTrials.gov – use this site to locate current and past clinical trials. Enter Long Covid in the ‘Condition or Disease’ field.
These publishers offer COVID-19 research articles and editorials free to access:
- New England Journal of Medicine: articles and other resources
- The Lancet: COVID-19 Resource Centre
- Elsevier Patient Access program – patients and caregivers can make requests for individual research articles related to medicine and healthcare at no cost.
LitCovid is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to nearly 400,000 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed, including nearly 15,000 articles on Long Covid conditions.
For further help with obtaining research articles, please contact us here.