Beginning today, the County of Union will now offer the CDC recommended additional booster doses of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) for certain populations.
“Our Union County Health Management Office continues to work to provide the latest, most-updated Covid vaccines as suggested by the CDC,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “Boosters can reduce the risk of hospitalization and death in this population of older individuals – so by taking this action, it allows people to take steps to protect themselves should we have another wave of Covid.”
Currently, the recommendation is to provide additional boosters to individuals who fall into the following categories:
• People who received Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine for their initial and booster doses
• Adults ages 50 years and older
• People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
All of the new boosters are to be administered at least four months after the last shot.
To view the schedules of our vaccine and testing sites or to make an appointment for a booster shot through Union County’s free COVID-19 vaccination program, please visit www.ucnj.org/covid19/vax.