Elizabeth, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders have announced the expansion of the County’s free vaccination center to include eligible adults over the age of 18, beginning Monday, Dec. 8, at the clinic’s location on 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth.

The center, which had been open only for free shots for eligible children (and will continue to be open for that purpose), will now offer only the following free vaccines: Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, Pneumovax, Meningitis, Shingles, and HPV shots for eligible adults.

“The Immunization Center was originally established by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1996 to provide immunizations to children without medical insurance, but now with a health crisis upon us, we need to expand this service to all those in need,” said Freeholder Chair Al Mirabella. “Our residents deserve the opportunity to have protection against illness regardless of their economic standing, and we are pleased to announce this new program.”

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The vaccines will be available for those who do not have insurance; or have Medicaid A, or any insurance that does not cover routine vaccinations. To find out if you qualify, and to make an appointment, call 908-965-3627 or 3868. The clinic is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

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