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Union County Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Children

Free Union County vaccine program now includes ages 6 month to 5 years.

Union County, NJ – June 23, 2022 — The Union County Board of County Commissioners advises residents that the County’s free COVID-19 vaccination program is expanding to accommodate the recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine for ages 6 months to 4 years, and the Moderna vaccine for ages 6 months to 5 years.

Children ages 5 to 11 are also eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot, five months after their previous shot.

“The COVID-19 virus is still active, and we encourage everyone in the Union County to protect themselves, and their loved ones, by following the latest guidance on eligibility for vaccines and booster shots,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams.

The following vaccination schedule applies to clinics run by Union County, beginning on June 21:

Tuesdays at Warinanco Sports Center, 1 Park Drive in Roselle: Pfizer for ages 6 months to 4 years and Moderna for ages 6 months to 5 years old. Please note these are the only vaccines available at this location on Tuesdays. Hours of operation are 8:30am-12:30pm and 3:00pm-7:00pm

Thursdays at Warinanco Sports Center, 1 Park Drive in Roselle: Pfizer for ages 5 and up, Moderna for ages 18 and up, and Johnson & Johnson for ages 18 and up. Please note these are the only vaccines available at this location on Thursdays. Hours of operation are 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Saturdays at Plainfield High School, 950 Park Avenue in Plainfield: all vaccines are available at this location. Hours of operation are from 9:00am-12:00pm. Please note that Pfizer for ages 6 months to 4 years and Moderna for ages 6 months to 5 years will be also be available at this clinic, beginning on July 2.

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.

Walk-ups for booster shots for ages 5-11 are welcome at both the Warinanco Sports Center and Plainfield High School sites but appointments are encouraged.

For details about Union County’s mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics, testing program, and emergency food distribution events for households facing food insecurity during the pandemic, visit ucnj.org/covid19.

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