COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild to moderate, like the common cold, but it can be more severe in older adults and people with chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, immune system disorders, etc. 

NOVEMBER 20, 2023 UPDATE:The City of Rahway in Partnership with Union County Healthcare Associates will host a COVID-19 clinic for residents 18 and older on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 4pm to 6pm. The clinic will be held at the Rahway Senior Center, 1306 Esterbrook Avenue. 

Although there will be no out-of-pocket cost to residents, insurance information will be collected for reimbursement. 

Uninsured residents are asked to call the Health Department at 732-827-2085 for other vaccination options.


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    Andrea Alvare

    Director/Health Officer

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at lowering the risk of severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19. 

Updated COVID-19 vaccines are now available through participating providers. Everyone over the age of 6 months should get the updated vaccine. The vaccine is designed to offer additional protection against current sub variants. Most insurance companies will cover the vaccine at no cost. For a list of vaccine locations near you visit

If you have symptoms, test immediately. If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result. Consider testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19, especially if you are in an area with a medium or high COVID-19 Community Level.

 Before you throw out "expired" tests: check to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended

Total Cases as of September 11, 2022


Total Cases in Rahway since March 2020: 8,771

Total Deaths: 126

Rahway Municipality Report

Selected Covid-19 Vaccination Data: June 27, 2022

AgesOne DoseTwo Doses

Boosters (3) 49% 

Mayor Raymond Giacobbe and the Rahway City Council would like to remind all residents that COVID-19 vaccinations are available (please see below for current summer hours) at the Rahway Senior Center, located at 1306 Esterbrook Avenue. To date, more then 10,000 Rahway residents and General Public have been vaccinated. Our Covid-19 Clinic is currently providing first and second doses of the Moderna vaccine for everyone ages 18 and over. We also provide the first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19. As well as the Moderna and Pfizer Bivalent Booster.

 Our Clinic also provides the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5-17. We provide the first and second doses for ages 5-11 as well as the first and second doses for ages 12-17.

Practicing 20 second hand washing, social distancing, and wearing masks when social distancing is not possible to have, have helped in our fight against the virus. However, vaccination is the key to ultimately defeating the disease.

COVID Vaccination Information

If you are looking for information regarding COVID19 Vaccinations please call 732-827-2085 or Email

Total numbers are provided by the local health department. If the public does not answer the contact tracers or the local health department making their inquiries, the City is unable to know what happens after a case is confirmed, nor do we know how many tests are administered or how many tests are negative. Their for numbers would show inaccurate. 

If you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms, there is an online self-assessment tool, developed by the State of New Jersey, that will help you determine whether or not you should be tested. You can access that self-assessment tool here. If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, including fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing, please call your primary care physician before going anywhere and follow the physician's advice.

  • The City of Rahway has been taking precautionary measures in order to protect its residents and essential employees.
  • City Hall is now open to the public from 8:30 to 4:30 pm. When entering City Hall, all persons must check in with the door attendants and be wearing face masks.