Residents will have opportunity to be vaccinated at upcoming events in Roselle and Scotch Plains
Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners announces that COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at two upcoming emergency food distribution events for residents impacted by the pandemic.
Vaccines will be offered at the next two scheduled events:
- Tuesday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. – Warinanco Park in Roselle
- Saturday, May 22nd at 8:00 a.m. – Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains
Union County residents ages 18 and older who arrive to pick up food will have the opportunity to receive the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine on site.
“The food distribution events enable us to reach many Union County residents who would otherwise find it difficult to get to a vaccination site. We encourage everyone who has been economically impacted by the pandemic to come to these events, pick up nutritious food for you and your household, and get vaccinated,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Alexander Mirabella.
Commissioner Sergio Granados, who is Chair of the County’s Public Safety Committee that is overseeing the County’s COVID-19 response, added: “The Board of County Commissioners continues to make strides with our vaccination program and reaching our most underserved and hard to reach populations is paramount to the success of our vaccination strategy. This represents another step in our continued efforts to pivot and adjust our approach so that every resident who wants a vaccine has access to a vaccine.”
Those wishing to receive the vaccine will fill out a brief survey. Administration of the vaccine will take place in a separate area of the distribution site.
The County will continue to offer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at other sites available to all County residents. Those wishing to make an appointment to be vaccinated can do so by visiting ucnj.org/vax or by calling the Union County COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 908-613-7VAX.
For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
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