Somerset County to Hold 12 Vax Clinics Next Week, Including First School Pfizer Clinic for Minors
All Somerset County Vaccination Sites Are Open to Residents with No Appointments Required Except School Clinic
Somerset County is hosting a dozen vaccination clinics next week to continue moving the county toward its goal of exceeding 70 percent of adults vaccinated by Independence Day.
Post Date: 05/14/2021 2:48 PM
SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is hosting a dozen vaccination clinics next week to continue moving the county toward its goal of exceeding 70 percent of adults vaccinated by Independence Day. With the recent approval of Pfizer for minors as young as 12 years old, Somerset County is now working with school systems to hold closed pop-up clinics at their campuses. The first partner in this effort will be the Green Brook School District this coming Thursday.
“Here at the county we know that vaccinating as many people as possible is the pathway back to a full reopening. Together we can come out of this to ensure our overall success,” said Somerset County Commissioner Deputy Director Sara Sooy, who previously served on the Somerset Hills District School Board. “I’m very excited that we can partner with the Green Brook Schools to make it easier for parents to have their children vaccinated in a safe and trusted environment.”
Pop-up clinics at schools will be closed to the general public, and registration will be managed by the school districts themselves. This allows for parents to be comfortable that the school administration and nurses are involved, and that their children will be looked after before, during, and after being vaccinated.
In addition to the Green Brook Middle School clinic, Somerset County is holding an array of clinics open to the public without appointments throughout the county. For the first time the County will supplement its drive-thru and walk-up clinics with a Saturday clinic at the Bridgewater Commons Mall to make it easier for shoppers and staff to be vaccinated.
“We’re doing everything we can to make getting vaccinated in Somerset County easy and convenient so we can break through 70 percent and reach as high a percentage as possible,” said Commissioner Melonie Marano, a former Green Brook Mayor. “I’m so excited that my hometown of Green Brook is the first to host a school clinic, and also that we can be in so many diverse locations to bring the vaccine to as many people as possible.”
Any school district, municipal government, large employer, house of worship, organization, or other entity who is interested in hosting a pop-up clinic can call the Somerset County COVID hotline at (908) 231-7155 for more information.
Somerset County vaccination clinics for the week of May 17 are:
- Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg Mon. and Fri. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Moderna
- Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, 876 E Main St in Bridgewater Mon., Wed., Fri. 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Pfizer 1st dose (2nd dose Moderna by appt. only)
- Raritan Fire Department, 16 Anderson Street in Raritan Mon. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., J&J
- Watchung Exempt Firemen’s Hall, 57 Mountain Boulevard in Watchung Tue. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., J&J
- Washington Valley Fire House, 146 Washington Valley Road in Warren Wed. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., J&J
- Green Brook Middle School, 132 Jefferson Ave in Green Brook Thu. 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CLOSED POD, by appointment only, Pfizer
- Arthur Lewis Park, 59 Greenbrook Road in Green Brook Thu. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., J&J
- Rutgers Plaza, 940 Easton Avenue in Somerset (Franklin) Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., J&J
- Bridgewater Commons Mall, 400 Commons Way in Bridgewater Sat. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., J&J
If any resident needs help with transportation, a number of agencies are offering free rides to and from vaccination appointments:
- New Jersey’s 211 program is offering free round-trip Lyft rides for vax appointments. Just call 211 to arrange a ride.
- NJ TRANSIT offers 4 free tickets – round-trip for 2 appointments – on rail or bus using their MyTix App and the promo code VAXRIDE. Download the app at http://www.njtransit.com/mytix.
- For more help, call Somerset County’s COVID Hotline at (908) 231-7155.
Residents who are homebound and require vaccination at their residence can obtain appointments through the Somerset County COVID Hotline at (908) 231-7155 or http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/covidQs.
Future clinic appointment availability will be determined on a weekly based on the level of allocations provided to Somerset County by the state of New Jersey. See all current clinics at http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/vaxclinics.
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