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Union County Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Program to Include New Novavax Vaccine

The Union County Board of County Commissioners advises residents that the County’s free COVID-19 vaccination program is expanding to offer the Novavax vaccine, approved for ages 18 and older.

The Union County vaccination program also continues to offer the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines approved for various age groups including infants age 6 months and up.

“Since the beginning of the outbreak, the Commissioner Board has made it our priority to bring new resources to Union County residents as soon as they are available. We are constantly updating our vaccination program to cover newly approved vaccines, and we continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated and stay up to date on their booster shots,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams.

The Novavax vaccine has been approved for ages 18 years and older. The Union County vaccination program will provide it in a two-dose series, given 21 days apart, as advised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Novavax, along with other COVID-19 vaccines, will be provided at two Union County clinics beginning on Thursday, August 4 as follows:

Warinanco Sports Center, 1 Park Drive at Warinanco Park in Roselle: 

On Thursdays, the Warinanco clinic provides all vaccines and booster formulations for all age groups. The hours of operation are 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

On Tuesdays, the Warinanco clinic is open only for ages 6 months to five years to receive the Pfizer (6 months to 4 years) or Moderna (6 months to 5 years) formulations. The hours of operation on Tuesdays are 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Plainfield High School, 950 Park Avenue in Plainfield:

On Saturdays, the Plainfield High School clinic provides all vaccines and booster formulations. The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Saturday is the only day of operation for this clinic).

To make an appointment for a vaccination at either the Warinanco or Plainfield clinics, 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 all eligible age groups are welcome at both the Warinanco Sports Center and Plainfield High School sites, but appointments are encouraged.

Home-bound residents may be eligible for a home vaccination visit. To make an appointment, call the Union County Office of Health Management at 908-613-7829 during regular weekday business hours, or leave a call-back message after hours.

For details about Union County’s mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics and other resources 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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