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ACI in Edison to hold Family Fun Day June 25; free COVID-19 vaccines, boosters available

EDISON – The Alliance Center for Independence is set to present a Family Fun Day.

The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m., June 25. The event will take place at 635 Amboy Ave. behind St. Paul the Apostle Senior Housing. Rain date is July 9.

Family Fun Day is open to the public and geared towards people with disabilities and their families.

There will be free COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots provided by the Middlesex County Health Department. St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick will be on hand to distribute free COVID-19 kits.

The event will also feature small games, prizes, ice cream and a food truck.

“The purpose of this event is to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated while providing a fun day for people with disabilities and their families,” said Carole Tonks, Executive Director of the Alliance Center for Independence (ACI).

Participants who receive a vaccine or booster and complete a vaccine survey at the event will receive a free $25 ShopRite gift card and a ticket for free ice cream.

“We know many people in our community have not been vaccinated. We wanted this event to reach those that don’t traditionally seek our services, including individuals with disabilities whose primary language is Spanish,” said Kim Garcia, ACI’s Public Health Program Coordinator and one of the interpreters at the event.

Family Fun Day is made possible through a grant from the Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities Center.

For more information, contact Kim Garcia at 732-738-4388 ext. 123 or kgarcia@adacil.org.

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