Hepatitis A Vaccination Reminder

Post Date:05/12/2020 10:06 PM

Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher and the Somerset County Department of Health are reminding individuals who were vaccinated in November 2019, following the potential Hepatitis A exposure at the Somerville ShopRite, that it’s time to contact their healthcare provider for a second dose.

The Hepatitis A shot that individuals received in November protected them from a one-time exposure.  The second dose will provide those individuals with long-term protection against Hepatitis A.

Most health insurance plans cover Hepatitis A vaccinations. If you don’t have health insurance, or your plan’s out-of-pocket costs for vaccines aren’t affordable, you can still get vaccinated. For more information on how to get free or low-cost vaccines, visit the CDC’s website at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/pay-for-vaccines.html

For information, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/health or contact the Somerset County Department of Health at 908-231-7155 or HealthDept@co.somerset.nj.us.

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Somerset County in collaboration with Raritan Valley Community College will be holding a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site on*:

  • Thursday, July 2nd from 10am to 12pm

Testing is by appointment only and proof of residency is required.  Anyone without an appointment will be turned away. Testing is free of charge and is only available for Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older. 

Appointments can be made online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.comResidents without computer access or wishing to schedule an appointment for children age 5-18 should call the Somerset County COVID-19 drive-thru testing information line at 908-203-6014. The information line is available Monday-Friday, from 9 AM to 1PM, expect on holidays.

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For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The testing site will not allow entry if residents don’t arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver’s license and an appointment.

The testing site location is Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg.  When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.

*Additional dates will be offered based on availability of resources. Check www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates.

 

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