Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2021

Union County Brings Free COVID-19 Vaccines to Home Bound Residents

New toll-free number available to make appointments during business hours, and leave callback messages after hours.

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are home bound or have difficulty leaving their home can use a new toll-free number to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at home. The number to call is 1-833-256-2478, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The service is available to all home bound Union County residents free of charge, as part of the Union County Commissioner Board’s efforts to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines reach every household in the community  as quickly as possible. There is no income eligibility cutoff.

“The Commissioner Board is determined to help get the COVID-19 vaccines to our residents without delay, and the new toll free number removes barriers to access for people who would otherwise find it difficult if not impossible to travel to a vaccination clinic,” said Union County Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Please don’t hesitate to call 1-833-256-2478 if you need help getting vaccinated at home.”

The home vaccination service is offered by the Commissioner Board through the firm Mobile Medical Services & Technology. Mobile Medical Services currently provides a choice of all three vaccines approved for use in the United States: Pfizer (ages 12 and older), Moderna (ages 18 and older), and Johnson & Johnson (ages 18 and older).

To request an appointment, home bound residents can call Mobile Medical Services at 1-833-256-2478 during regular weekday business hours to speak with an operator. Appointments are generally available within five days or less.

Residents can also contact Mobile Medical Services by email at vaccine@mmst.io to request a callback for an appointment. In addition, residents can call 1-833-256-2478 during off-hours to leave a voice message requesting a callback. Messages are returned on the following business day.

“We are excited to partner with Union County to bring a comprehensive homebound COVID-19 vaccination program. Patient feedback has been incredible, and it feels great to be able to meet people where they are.” said Madeline De Ferrari, Founder and CEO of Mobile Medical Services & Technology.

Seniors and residents with disabilities who have additional questions are welcome to contact the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resources for assistance at 1-888-280-8226 during regular weekday business hours.

The Commissioner Board strongly urges residents who have not been vaccinated to get their jab as soon as possible, as new variants of the COVID-19 virus emerge and spread.

Union County residents who do not need a home visit can use any of the free vaccination clinics established by the Commissioner Board, including three permanent vaccination sites and a mobile unit that comes to different municipalities on a rotating basis. To book an appointment online at any of these sites, and to see locations and hours of operation, visit ucnj.org/covid19.

Any resident who needs help making an appointment at a Union County vaccination site can contact the Union County COVID-19 Call Center for assistance, at 908-613-7829 during regular business hours.

More information about Mobile Medical Services is available at mobilemedservices.co.

For more 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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