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Children Ages 5-11 Are Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Five-month waiting period from last COVID-19 vaccination applies.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners advises residents that children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot, five months after their previous shot. The booster shots are available at Union County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Roselle and Plainfield and are free of charge.

“The Commissioner Board has been working diligently since the beginning of the outbreak to provide our residents with safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are available, regardless of income or health insurance. Please protect yourself, your loved ones and our community, and get vaccinated,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams.

Booster shots for ages 5 to 11 are available at the following Union County vaccination clinics:

Roselle: Thursdays at the Warinanco Sports Center at One Park Drive, in Warinanco Park from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Plainfield: Saturday mornings at Plainfield High School, 950 Park Avenue in Plainfield, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Walk-ups for booster shots for ages 5-11 are welcome at both sites but appointments are encouraged. To make an appointment create an account or log into an existing account through Union County’s vaccination portal, ucnj.org/covid19. If additional assistance is needed call 908-613-7829.

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for other age groups are currently available at the following Union County clinics as follows:

Downs Hall at Kean University in Union

Warinanco Ice Skating Center in Roselle

  • Thursdays 3pm to 7pm
  • Pfizer only (ages 5 and up) Pfizer boosters available (ages 5 and up)
  • No other vaccines offered

Plainfield High School in Plainfield

  • Saturdays 9am to 11am
  • All Vaccines, including Pediatric Pfizer offered.
  • Boosters available.

Union County’s mobile vaccination clinics will also be visiting various locations throughout the summer. The schedule for June includes Union, Linden, Elizabeth and Plainfield. Additional locations will be announced soon. For details and schedule updates visit ucnj.org/covid19/vaccinations-page.

All COVID-19 vaccines are available at the mobile clinics.

Union County is also continuing to offer free COVID-19 testing at various locations. For details about the testing program visit ucnj.org/covid19/testing/covid19testing.

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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