DePietro’s Pharmacy provides Moderna vaccine at Greater Scranton YMCA

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DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A Lackawanna County pharmacy teamed up with a local YMCA in the fight against COVID-19.

Dozens of patients strolled into the Greater Scranton YMCA in Dunmore from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for the vaccine. Depietro’s Pharmacy administered first doses of the Moderna vaccine to pre-registered patients.

Anyone who received the vaccine today, should have automatically received a second appointment for another dose.

The pharmacy says it has already administered more than 2,000 doses of vaccine.

“Getting our community vaccinated as quick as possible in the most efficient manner as possible is what our goal is,” owner Tom DePietro said.

“I would actually compare it to less than a normal shot. I didn’t even realized he was done. I thought he was still prepping when he put the needle in,” Joseph Zemalowski of Scranton said.

“I want us all to get vaccinated because I want herd immunity so we can all go back to being who we are,” Sherri Strain of Dunmore said.

DePietro hopes to hold other vaccination clinics in the near future, focused on underserved areas.

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