Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 4, 2020

Union County Announces Dates and Locations for Free Walk-Up Flu Shot Drives

Free Flu Shots December 12 in Plainfield and December 19 in Elizabeth                                             

Union County, NJ – The Freeholder Board announced dates and locations for upcoming flu shot drives in Union County in December. The County is offering two free flu shot drives to help ensure that everyone has access to a seasonal flu vaccine at a convenient location, especially residents who have no health insurance. No appointment is necessary.

The following dates have been scheduled for the Union County flu shot drive. Each event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.:

  • December 12 – Plainfield (Jerry Green Building – Lobby – 200 West Second Street)
  • December 19 – Elizabeth (Union County Social Services Building – 342 Westminster Avenue)

The free flu shot drive is open to Union County residents age four and up. Participation is on a walk-up basis, first come first served. Masks are required in order to receive a flu shot. Temperatures will be taken when arriving.

“There is ongoing concern that our medical resources will be overwhelmed if a seasonal flu outbreak combines with the surge in COVID-19 cases,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “If you have never gotten a seasonal flu shot before, now is the time to do it. Let’s all do our part to help our Union County family stay safe during the flu season.”

Protection against seasonal flu is more important than ever before due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Persons who have a fever, coughing, sneezing, or other signs of illness will not be admitted to a flu drive site. Residents who are experiencing symptoms of illness should check with their doctor. Persons with health insurance are advised to visit their local pharmacy or doctor’s office to receive the flu shot.

For additional updates visit the “Upcoming Flu Drives” page on the County website, at ucnj.org/flu.

Please note that the Union County flu shot drive is for seasonal flu vaccines only. There is no vaccine available for the COVID-19 virus at this time.

The Union County Flu Shot Drive is administered by the Union County Office of Health Management in the Department of Public Safety, the Visiting Nurse Association, and volunteers from the Union County Medical Reserve Corps. The Medical Reserve Corps accepts volunteers with a variety of skills both in and out of the medical profession.

For more information and updates on all Union County services and resources during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for using the free Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and the free Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, the new Union County COVID-19 website at ucnj.org/covid19.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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