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Union County Offers Additional Sites for Free COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster Shots this Week

The Union County Board of County Commissioners continues to encourage all Union County residents to protect themselves against the COVID-19 virus, by visiting a free Union County vaccination clinic soon. The clinics will be operating in in Elizabeth, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Summit, and Union Township this coming week.

Any Union County resident can use any of these clinics, regardless of their home town.

“Our free mobile vaccine clinics and permanent sites provide many opportunities to get vaccinated before gathering with family and loved ones for the December holiday season,” 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.

The Union County COVID-19 vaccination program covers free vaccines and booster shots, including the pediatric Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11.

To make an appointment at any of Union County’s free COVID-19 vaccination clinics, visit ucnj.org/covid19/vax.

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, every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., except for federal holidays. 

Residents needing Moderna booster shots can also use the Union County clinic at Kean.

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. This clinic is open every Thursday from 4:00 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.
Sunday, November 28th – Rahway Noon to 2pm: Agape Family Worship Center, 501 East Hazelwood Avenue (Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and Moderna booster shots)

Monday, November 29 — Summit 3pm to 6pm: Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Avenue (Pfizer for 12+ and Pfizer pediatric dose for ages 5-11)

Tuesday, November 30 — Union 3pm to 6pm: Union High School, 2350 North 3rd Street (Pfizer for 12+ and Pfizer pediatric dose for ages 5-11)

Tuesday, November 30 — Elizabeth 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Elizabeth School #50, 1000 S. Elmora Avenue (Pfizer for 12+ and Pfizer pediatric dose for ages 5-11)

Wednesday, December 1 —Roselle 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Abraham Clark High School, 122 East 6th Avenue (Pfizer for 12+ and Pfizer pediatric dose for ages 5-11)

Saturday, December 4 — Union 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue (Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and Moderna booster shots). COVID-19 emergency food supplies will also be distributed at this event.

Sunday, December 5 — Summit 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. : Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Boulevard (Pfizer for 12+ and Pfizer pediatric dose for ages 5-11) 

Saturday, December 18th –  Union 8am to 10am: Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue. (Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and Moderna booster shots). Note: COVID-19 emergency food supplies will also be distributed at this event.

Sunday, December 19th –  Plainfield 11am to 1pm: Gerald B. Green Plaza, 200 West Second Street (Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and Moderna booster shots). Note: COVID-19 emergency food supplies will also be distributed at this event.

Union County residents seeking free COVID-19 tests can also use the Union County clinics at Kean University in Union Township and Gerald B. Green Plaza in Plainfield. For more information on these test sites 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 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 or leave a voice message, or email a callback request to vaccine@mmst.io.

For additional assistance with COVID-19 vaccines and tests, contact the Union County Vaccine Call Center at 908-613-7VAX (7829), weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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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