Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2021

Union County Residents Can Get Free Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine on Saturday, May 22

COVID-19 vaccine clinic is open to all Union County residents ages 12 and up.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages all Union County residents ages 12 and up to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. In order to improve access for people who work during the week, the County will hold a free countywide vaccine clinic by appointment on Saturday, May 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Plainfield High School, located at 950 Park Avenue in Plainfield.

Any Union County resident ages 12 and up can use the Plainfield High School Clinic. To make an appointment, visit ucnj.org/vax or call 908-613-7VAX.

“Pandemic restrictions are on the way out, but the risk of infection remains for those who are not vaccinated,” said Union County Board of Commissioners Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “With programs like the Saturday clinic, we aim to ensure that everyone ages 12 and up in our community has quick, convenient access to the vaccine.”

In addition to the Pfizer vaccine clinic at Plainfield High School, Union County also hosts free vaccine clinics at the following locations:

  • Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township (currently dispensing the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and up).
  • Dunn Center, 600 Park Avenue in Elizabeth (currently dispensing the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up).

Any Union County resident can make an appointment at all three Union County clinics online at ucnj.org/vax or by calling 908-613-7VAX.

Union County has also expanded its vaccine outreach to include sending mobile clinics to local senior residences, homeless shelters, and other populations that have limited or no access to a vaccination center. The J & J one-shot vaccine is dispensed at most of these events.

In a further effort to reach more residents, the Commissioner Board has also begun to offer the J&J vaccine to residents who participate in Union County’s pandemic emergency food distribution events.

The next food distribution event will take place on a drive-through basis on Saturday, May 22 at beginning at 8:00 a.m., at the Union County Vocational Technical School campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Any Union County resident in need of nutritious shelf items and fresh produce can come to the event, and receive the J & J vaccine if desired. Proof of County residency is required.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, 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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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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