Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2021

Union County Announces Additional Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in August

Free COVID-19 shots for County residents to be offered in Elizabeth on August 5, 13 and 14

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of additional pop-up clinics offering free COVID-19 vaccines in Elizabeth. The Mobile Vaccination Unit will be on hand at three locations on August 5, 13 and 14.

The upcoming mobile clinics are as follows:

  • 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
  • Friday, August 13 in Elizabeth at Make the Road NJ, 42 Broad Street, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Johnson & Johnson/Pfizer vaccines; COVID-19 Saliva Tests will also be available), in partnership with United Way
  • Saturday, August 14 in Elizabeth at Church without Walls event at Steele Memorial Church, 504 Court Street, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Johnson & Johnson/Pfizer vaccines; COVID-19 Saliva Tests will also be available)

“Health care systems and other businesses are asking their employees to get vaccinated, and with increasing concern over the spread of the Delta variant we are working to provide as many opportunities as possible to get vaccinated,” said Union County Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “As we see from the rising new wave of infections, vaccination is the only effective way to protect against this deadly virus.”

All unvaccinated residents are strongly urged to get their jab as soon as possible as new strains of the virus emerge and spread.

“The Board of County Commissioners is working to provide our residents convenient options and opportunities to get the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Commissioner and Chair of the Public Safety Committee Sergio Granados. “Vaccination reduces the risk of severe infection as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and emerging variants. We ask that residents who have not yet been vaccinated do their part by visiting our mobile vaccination clinics.”

In addition to these pop-up clinic events, the Mobile Vaccination Unit is scheduled to be at locations throughout the county and residents should look out for the mobile vaccination team when attending.

Any Union County resident can make an appointment at any of the scheduled pop-up clinics, regardless of their home town.

Appointments at the pop-up clinics can be booked online by creating an account at ucnj.org/vax. Please note that COVID-19 saliva tests will also be available at all pop-up vaccination clinics.

Residents can also get vaccinated for free at any of Union County’s four permanent vaccine clinics in Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Union Township. COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment at Union County’s COVID-19 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). COVID-19 Vaccines are also available weekdays on a walk-in basis at the Union County Immunization Clinic located at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth.

To schedule an appointment at Dunn Sports Center, Kean University or Plainfield High School, create an account online at ucnj.org/vax, or call 908-613-7829 (7VAX) if additional assistance is needed. Residents looking to visit the Immunization Clinic for a free COVID-19 vaccine can walk in Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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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