Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2021

Free Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics in Union County July 30, August 3, and August 5

Free COVID-19 shots to be provided in Hillside, Scotch Plains and Elizabeth; all Union County residents can use any of these clinics.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that free COVID-19 vaccines are available at convenient pop-up clinics throughout the County. The next three pop-up clinics will be held in Hillside on July 30, in Scotch Plains on August 3, and in Elizabeth on August 5.

All unvaccinated residents are strongly urged to get their jab as soon as possible as new strains of the virus emerge and spread. In addition to the pop-up clinics, all residents can get vaccinated at Union County’s three permanent vaccine clinics in Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Union Township.

“We have come a long way, but we are still in a race against dangerous COVID-19 variants, and cases are once again rising in New Jersey and elsewhere,” said Union County Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Everyone in our community can help turn the situation around by getting vaccinated, and by encouraging family and friends to get their shot, too.”

Union County began offering pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in local communities earlier this year, in order to reach vulnerable populations including seniors, homeless individuals, and others who would have difficulty traveling to a centralized vaccine site.

“Vaccination is key to keeping Union County residents safe as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Commissioner and Chair of the Public Safety Committee Sergio Granados. “The Board of County Commissioners continues to provide residents with updated information about vaccination as well various options for those looking to get the COVID-19 vaccine.”

The County’s pop-up program has now expanded to include all age-approved Union County residents. Currently, any resident age 12 and older is eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Eligibility for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines begins at age 18.

Any Union County resident can make an appointment at any of the following clinics, regardless of their home town:

  • Friday, July 30 in Hillside at AAK Food Services, 465 Hillside Avenue, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Johnson & Johnson/Pfizer vaccines)
  • Tuesday, August 3 in Scotch Plains at Scotch Plains/Fanwood District High School, 667 Westfield Road, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Johnson & Johnson/Pfizer vaccines)
  • Thursday, August 5 in Elizabeth at Ministerio Presencia del Rey, 1148 East Jersey Street, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Johnson & Johnson/Pfizer vaccines), in partnership with United Way

Appointments at the pop-up clinics can be booked online by creating an account at ucnj.org/vax.

COVID-19 vaccines also continue to be available by appointment at Union County’s three permanent vaccination sites: Dunn Sports Center in Elizabeth (currently offering the Pfizer vaccine), Kean University in Union Township (Moderna), and Plainfield High School in Plainfield (Pfizer).

To schedule an appointment at any of the permanents sites, create an account online at ucnj.org/vax, or call 908-613-7829 (7VAX) if additional assistance is needed.

Union County residents who are home-bound or have difficulty leaving the home can arrange for a home vaccination visit by contacting Union County’s service provider, Mobile Medical Services. Call 1-833-256-2478 during regular weekday business hours to speak with an operator, leave a voice message after hours to receive a callback, or email a callback request to vaccine@mmst.io. Messages are returned on the following business day.

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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