In order to better assist seniors 65 years of age and older, and those who may not have internet access, the Union County Board of County Commissioners announced the opening on Friday, January 29th of a COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center for residents to schedule an appointment. The Union County COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center will also work to answer questions from residents who need more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, and can also help arrange transportation if necessary for residents with a confirmed vaccination appointment.
The phone number is 908-613-7VAX (7829), and the hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Within the hotline system, there will be tailored assistance for:
- Seniors over 65 years of age;
- Those in the 18-64 age range with qualifying medical conditions who may lack internet access;
- Residents who need assistance in Spanish;
- Residents who may need assistance with transportation to and from vaccination sites
Those currently eligible to receive the vaccination are individuals ages 65 and older, persons 18-64 with high-risk medical conditions, uniformed police officers, firefighters, health care workers and others identified in Group 1A.
Those wishing to make an appointment online for the Union County Vaccination center may also do so at www.ucnj.org