Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 29, 2021

Celebrate Independence Day Early with a Free COVID-19 Jab

Union County, NJ – The best way to protect against the COVID-19 virus is to get vaccinated, and Union County’s series of free pop-up vaccination clinics makes it easy and convenient. The next two clinics will be held just before Independence Day, at local fireworks celebrations in Roselle Park on July 1, and in Scotch Plains on July 3.

Any Union County resident can use either of these pop-up clinics.

“The COVID-19 virus is still active, and it can still cause serious illness or death among people who are not vaccinated,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We encourage everyone to take this simple step to protect themselves, and help stamp out this pandemic once and for all.”

Union County health professionals will staff the two pop-up clinic tents and administer doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Only one dose is required; no return visit is needed.

  • The Roselle Park clinic will be available on Thursday, July 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at 214 West Colfax Avenue.
  • The Scotch Plains clinic will be available from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the historic Shady Rest Golf Club, 182 Jerusalem Road.

Any Union County resident age 18 and older can make an appointment to use either of the pop-up clinics by booking online at ucnj.org/vax, or by calling the Union County Vaccine Call Center at 908-613-7829.

Union County also operates three permanent vaccination clinics in at the Dunn Sports Center in Elizabeth, at Kean University in Union Township, and at Plainfield High School in Plainfield. Appointments can be booked at all three clinics online at ucnj.org/vax, or by calling 908-613-7829.

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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