Flu Clinics

The Union County Board of County Commissioners encourages all residents to get their seasonal flu shot as soon as possible this year. Free flu shots will be dispensed at clinics run by the Office of Health Management at locations throughout Union County beginning on Saturday, September 24th. Persons with health insurance are advised to visit their local pharmacy or doctor’s office to receive their flu shot.

“Please protect yourself and your family, and help prevent unnecessary trips to a doctor or hospital emergency room by getting a free flu shot,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “Protection against seasonal flu is more important than ever before, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health experts are concerned that medical resources could be overwhelmed if a seasonal flu outbreak combines with the COVID-19 crisis.”

The free flu shot clinics are open to all Union County residents ages 9 and up. Children ages 4 through 8 can also use Union County’s free flu shot clinics if they have previously received 2 flu shots, in accordance with guidance from the CDC. Appointments are strongly encouraged, and residents can schedule an appointment online by click here or calling 908-613-7829. Walk-ups will be seen on a time-allowing basis.

Please note – this is not the High-Dose Flu Vaccine

This year, the free flu shot clinics will also be offering all formulations of the COVID-19 vaccine. As per the CDC, it is safe to receive both shots on the same day, if needed. The following clinic dates have been scheduled:

Saturday, September 24

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

9am-12pm

Thursday, September 29

Warinanco Sports Center, Roselle

3-7pm

Covid-19 Vaccines also offered

Saturday, October 8

Hillside Community Center

11am-2pm

Covid-19 Vaccines also offered

Monday, October 3

Shady Rest Golf Course, Scotch Plains

3-6pm

Covid-19 Vaccines also offered

Saturday, October 15

Linden Health Fair,

10am-1pm

Covid-19 Vaccines also offered

Monday, October 17

Roselle Borough Hall-Council Chambers

4-7pm

Covid-19 Vaccines also offered

Any Union County resident may visit any of these clinics, regardless of their town of residence. To prepare for a visit to Union County’s flu shot clinics, residents are advised to review the fact sheet issued by the CDC in English, Spanish, and other languages at https://www.immunize.org/vis/ (select “Influenza, inactivated” from the vaccine index).

Masks are required when visiting one of Union County’s clinics. Persons who have a fever, coughing, sneezing, or other signs of illness will not be admitted to a clinic site.

Children and adults in need of a variety of standard immunizations can visit Union County’s Immunization Center at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth. Please note that there is no income eligibility requirement for the COVID-19 or seasonal flu vaccines. Other immunizations are available on an income-eligible basis. For more information, call the Immunization Center at 908-965-3627 or 908-965-3868.