The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6, from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Any educator or school personnel wishing to receive a vaccination must pre-register at www.ucnjvaccine.org.
Teachers, all staff and school administration officials who work in Union County are eligible. All must bring employment identification. Please note that walkups will not be accepted. The County will be offering the Johnson & Johnson (Jansen) one-shot vaccination at this mobile clinic.
“With this announcement, we mark the beginning of a significant step toward our overall goal of herd immunity,” said Al Mirabella, Chair of the Union County Board of County Commissioners. “Educators and school personnel deserve the protection they need to conduct their essential work, and the vaccination will protect them and all those they come in to contact with during the performance of their duties.”
Commissioner Sergio Granados, who is the Chairman of the County’s Public Safety Committee added: “The health and safety of our educators as well as support staff should be one of our top priorities. When Governor Murphy expanded eligibility in allowing teachers to get vaccinated, I knew we had to move quick to get this done. Our educators throughout Union County are among the best the State of New Jersey has to offer, so bringing them back in person to continue to help shape the mind of our students is vital.”
To date, more than 229,000 vaccinations in all have been administered to Union County residents. More than 149,000 residents have one vaccination does, and 85,707 are fully vaccinated.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, 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.