Fifty percent of adults fully vaccinated in Somerset County

A drive-thru vaccination clinic at Rutgers Plaza in Franklin Township.

Somerset County officials announced Monday that 50% of adults in the county are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 70 percent of adults in the county have received one vaccine dose.

The county has been successful at getting people vaccinated by offering programs like mobile vaccine clinics and drive-thru vaccination clinics. Appointments are available at drive-thru clinics in Franklin Township and at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

“This is encouraging news that so many of us have been vaccinated, but we can’t take our foot off the gas,” said Somerset County Commissioner Sara Sooy. “The way we will get back to a more normal and open way of living is by getting an even greater percentage of adults vaccinated. I encourage any resident who is waiting or is on the fence to take advantage of our clinics throughout the county and get vaccinated this week.”

Somerset County is operating vaccination clinics five days this week throughout the county with a variety of ways to make an appointment. Drive-thru clinic appointments are available through Raritan Valley Community College is offering Moderna vaccines Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Somerset County residents can get J&J vaccines at Rutgers Plaza in Franklin Township Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adult residents of the county can also get appointments through the Somerset County COVID Hotline at (908) 231-7155 or The Somerset County Senior Wellness Center in Bridgewater will be offering Moderna vaccines Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Homebound residents can receive J&J vaccines in their homes by appointment. Adult residents of the county can get J&J vaccines at walk-in clinics this week without an appointment at the VFW Hall in Manville on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and at the Robert Morris School in South Bound Brook Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A drive-thru vaccine clinic at Raritan Valley Community College.