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The Wright Center for Community Health launches Driving Better Health to ensure students have vaccines they need to return to school


The Wright Center for Community Health’s Driving Better Health mobile medical unit brings high-quality, nondiscriminatory, affordable health care services directly to the most vulnerable and medically underserved populations in Northeast Pennsylvania. Driving Better Health is offering routine vaccination clinics in September to ensure the region is ready for flu season and the fall and winter months. For the most current list of mobile medical unit clinics, go to TheWrightCenter.org/events.

The Wright Center for Community Health’s mobile medical unit is visiting numerous school districts and social service agencies in September throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne counties to ensure students, individuals and families receive the vaccines they need for school and the fast-approaching flu season in the fall.

The 34-foot mobile medical unit, known as Driving Better Health, will be providing routine vaccinations, flu vaccinations and COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and boosters at the following locations:

  • Sept. 12: New Roots Recovery Support Center, 100 S. Wyoming St., Hazleton, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sept. 14: Hazleton Integration Project: 225 E. 4 th St., Hazleton, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sept. 16: Community Intervention Center, 445 N. 6 th Ave., Scranton, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sept. 19: Keystone Mission, 290 Parkview Circle, Wilkes-Barre, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sept. 21: Wyoming Valley West Middle School, 201 Chester St., Kingston, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sept. 23: St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry, 500 Penn Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sept. 28: Hazleton Area School District, 1515 W. 23 rd St., Hazleton, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Driving Better Health enables The Wright Center for Community Health to deliver high-quality, nondiscriminatory health care where patients live and work in Northeast Pennsylvania. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available for any child ages 5 and up. A guardian must accompany patients who are younger than 17. Walk-up appointments are welcome depending on vaccine availability, but appointments are encouraged for the convenience of patients. Please go to TheWrightCenter.org to use the express online scheduling system or call 570-230-0019 to schedule an appointment.

Guests are asked to observe public safety measures, including masking and social distancing, during the vaccination clinics and bring identification and insurance cards.

The Wright Center for Community Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike. Community health centers offer high-quality, affordable, nondiscriminatory safety-net health care services and are the largest providers of primary care for the nation’s most vulnerable and medically underserved populations. Prevalent in both urban and rural settings, community health centers are located in regions with high-poverty rates and/or low numbers of private or nonprofit health care systems and hospitals.

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