Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2021

Stay Safe for the Holidays with Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

Union County’s free vaccination clinics will be operating in Roselle, Union Township, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, New Providence, and Rahway in November and December.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners encourages all Union County residents to ensure they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before the holiday season goes into full swing. The Union County COVID-19 vaccination program covers free vaccines and booster shots, including the pediatric vaccine for ages 5-11.

“Our free mobile vaccine clinics and permanent sites provide many opportunities to get vaccinated before gathering with family and loved ones for the holidays,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We also continue to provide free COVID-19 tests for all residents.”

“The New Jersey Department of Health aims to fully vaccinate 85 percent of the population by year’s end, and we have been increasing our outreach to help meet that goal,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, who is Chair of the Commissioner Board’s Public Safety Committee. “As a reminder, we are now offering the pediatric vaccine for ages five through eleven in addition to vaccinations and boosters for ages twelve and up.”

To make an appointment at any of Union County’s free COVID-19 vaccination clinics, visit ucnj.org/covid19/vax. Any Union County resident may use any of these clinics, regardless of their home town.

For ages five and older, appointments for the Pfizer vaccine are available at the Union County vaccination clinic located at the Warinanco Sports Center at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, in Roselle. The clinic is open every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. except for federal holidays.

For ages 12 and older, appointments for the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J vaccines are available at the Union County clinic located in Downs Hall at the Kean University campus, 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Residents needing Moderna booster shots can also use this clinic. It is open every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., except for federal holidays. 

Free COVID-19 vaccinations and free COVID-19 tests are also available through Union County’s mobile pop-up clinics.

Except where noted, the following clinics currently offer the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and Moderna booster shots:

Saturday, November 20th –  Union Township 8am to 10am

Union County Food Distribution Event at Kean University

1000 Morris Avenue

 

Sunday, November 21st –  Plainfield 11am to 1pm

Union County Food Distribution Event at the Gerry B. Green Building

200 West Second Street

 

Monday, November 22nd –  Scotch Plains 3pm to 6pm

Municipal Building

430 Park Avenue

Note the extended time to 6pm. Flu shot offered as well – details

 

Tuesday, November 23rd – New Providence 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Pfizer only, for those aged 5 and up

Salt Brook School

40 Maple Street

 

Thursday, November 25th – No operations due to Thanksgiving

 

Sunday, November 28th – Rahway Noon to 2pm

Agape Family Worship Center

501 East Hazelwood Avenue

 

Saturday, December 4th –  Union 8am to 10am

Union County Food Distribution Event at Kean University

1000 Morris Avenue

 

Saturday, December 18th –  Union 8am to 10am

Union County Food Distribution Event at Kean University

1000 Morris Avenue

 

Sunday, December 19th –  Plainfield 11am to 1pm

Union County Food Distribution Event at the Gerry B. Green Building

200 West Second Street

Union County also provides free COVID-19 tests at the Kean University campus in Union Township and at Gerald B. Green Plaza in Plainfield. For more information visit ucnj.org/covid19/covid-19-testing-options.

Vaccines and booster shots are also available on a walk-in basis at the Union County Immunization Clinic located at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note that this clinic is available to income-eligible households.

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 additional assistance in making an appointment for a booster shot or vaccination, contact the Union County Vaccine Call Center at 908-613-7VAX (7829), weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Residents seeking to use Union County’s free COVID-19 testing program at Downs Hall on the Kean University campus are advised that no testing will be conducted on Thursday, November 25. Instead, testing will be available on Wednesday, November 24, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, 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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