Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 4, 2021

Union County to begin Phase 1A Vaccination

The County of Union today announced it will begin to offer Phase 1A Covid-19 vaccinations beginning Thursday and in accordance with state guidelines.

Health care personnel, as defined by the New Jersey Department of Health, who are eligible to receive the vaccine, must make an appointment through the County’s registration system.  For more information about who qualifies under phase 1A or to make an appointment visit http://www.ucnj.org/vaccination.​  Registration will be open tomorrow on Tuesday, January 5th at 9 a.m. The County will be offering the Moderna vaccine.

“In the coming weeks and months, as more supplies become available, we will announce locations and procedures in accordance with New Jersey Department of Health regulations and guidance,” said County Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We hold the health and safety of those we vaccinate in the utmost regard, and we are ensuring that all protocols are in place as we proceed. As we conduct this lifesaving work over the coming months, we urge all residents to continue taking every possible action to save lives, too: wear a mask, observe social distance, get tested – and get vaccinated once you are eligible and once supplies arrive. We have all been depending on each other to stay safe during this pandemic, and each one of us has the power to make a difference in our community.”

County Commissioner Sergio Granados, chair of the Public Safety Committee added:  “Union County continues to work on ways to help our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic from leading the state in testing to now kicking off the Union County COVID-19 vaccination program that we are confident will become one of the most active in New Jersey in offering vaccinations.”

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