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 August to ensure students are ready to return to school in the fall. For the most current list of vaccination clinics, go to TheWrightCenter.org/events.
The Wright Center for Community Health’s mobile medical unit is visiting numerous school districts and public parks in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties to ensure students receive the vaccines they need to return to school in the fall.
In August, the 34-foot mobile medical unit, known as Driving Better Health, will be providing routine vaccinations and COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and boosters at the following locations:
- Aug. 10: Hazleton Area School District, 1515 W. 23rd St., Hazleton, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Aug. 11: Pocono Mountain School District, 231 Pocono Mountain School Road, Swiftwater, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Aug. 16: Dunmore School District, 300 W. Warren St., Dunmore, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Aug. 17: Riverside High School, 300 Davis St., Taylor, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Aug. 18: Heights Murray Elementary, 1 S. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Aug. 22: Middle Smithfield Elementary, 5180 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Aug. 23: Wallenpaupack High School, 2552 U.S. Route 6, Hawley, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Aug. 23: Connors Park, 515 Orchard St., Scranton, 5-7 p.m.
- Aug. 25: Stroudsburg Area School District, 1100 W. Main St., Stroudsburg, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Aug. 25: Fellows Park, 1000 Fellows St., Scranton, 5-7 p.m.
- Aug. 31: Isaac Tripp Elementary School, 1000 N. Everett Ave., Scranton, 5-8 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 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 affordable, 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.