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Vaccinate NEPA: Luzerne County set to sponsor first regional vaccine clinic at Mohegan Sun Casino

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Luzerne County will sponsor its first regional vaccination clinic next week.

It will be held Monday May 3rd and Wednesday May 5th at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Hotel inside the Grand Ballroom. You can register online, on the phone or just show up in person without an appointment.

“The idea behind this vaccination site was one thing we wanted to make it as easy as possible for people who want to get COVID vaccinated to get vaccinated,” said Luzerne County Manager Dave Pedri.

The grand ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono will be set up to get the shot into the arms of as many people as possible.

“There’s going to be an online registration, you can find that on luzernecounty.org If you can’t register online no problem phone number for you to call. If you can’t make that phone call no problem just show up. Whatever it takes if you want to get vaccinated this is your chance,” Pedri explained.

Mohegan Sun Pocono officials offered up the large grand ballroom for the clinic.

“So we have the space, we jumped at the chance to work with Luzerne County. We are going to help get shots in arms for people in Luzerne, Lackawanna County all around greater NEPA region,” said David Parfrey, Vice President of Marketing for Mohegan Sun Pocono.

The Moderna vaccine will be administered at the clinic.

“We have a lot of community partners, Mohegan Sun Pocono, Berwick Hospital that gave us the allotment of the vaccines, EMS of NEPA, DOH, so many other partners so it’s just a community approach,” said Lucy Morgan, Luzerne County Emergency Management Director.

Pedri says now is the time to take an aggressive stand against the coronavirus.

“Luzerne County if you recall was one of the worst in the state in April of 2020. As we stand here right now in 2021 we still have a long way to go but the numbers are getting better,” Pedri added.

The vaccination clinic runs next Monday May 3rd and Wednesday May 5th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the hotel at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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