STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Children in the Stroudsburg area got the chance to catch up on their mandatory school vaccines thanks to a mobile vaccination unit.
A 34’ft mobile medical unit parked at Stroudsburg Area High School Wednesday, offering booster shots and COVID vaccines to students and adults.
“We’re providing a lot of the routine vaccinations, getting children up to date on their vaccinations that they may have missed throughout the pandemic, such as the measles, mumps, rubella vaccination,” said Christine Wysocky, Doctor of nursing practice at the Wright Center.
The driving better health unit visits many schools throughout the northeast region in hopes to get some much-needed assistance to families.
“Some of them are way behind due to the pandemic, and they have gone virtual so they’re like ‘oh they don’t need shots,’ but now that the schools are back, they’re all needing it to return back to school,” explained Anthony Beltran, a certified medical assistant at the Wright Center.
The clinic takes appointments and walk-ups as long as those getting a vaccine to have their insurance card and proper paperwork.
Kendy Pierre just moved to the Poconos and now goes to Stroudsburg finding out he needed two more shots.
“Actually my nurse emailed my mom about it and she sent my mom the whole entire information that we needed. It was pretty quick and painless. I didn’t feel a thing, at all,” stated Kendy Pierre, Stroudsburg student.
“It’s important for them to get their school vaccinations up to date to prevent other pandemics, such as measles outbreaks in the area,” said Wysocky.
The Wright Center’s mobile medical unit will be at Hazleton Area High School next Wednesday. To make an appointment with the mobile medical unit, call 570-343-2382 or click here