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Kylene Metzger

Media Relations Specialist, Public Affairs
Email: kylene.metzger@hsc.utah.edu

May 11, 2021 3:00 PM

In partnership with Community Nursing Services (CNS), University of Utah Health’s Wellness Bus will host free COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the month of May.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wellness Bus has been a trusted resource for Utah’s underserved communities. In April 2020, the Wellness Bus was retrofitted to test for coronavirus, ultimately testing nearly 15,000 Utahns—primarily essential workers and those hardest hit—in ten months. Through this effort, positive rates for COVID tests conducted on the Wellness Bus were nearly double those reported in Salt Lake County. U of U Health is proud to collaborate with CNS in the ongoing effort to serve underrepresented communities while helping slow the spread of COVID-19.

No appointment is required for COVID-19 vaccinations, although availability is limited. Everyone can get a COVID-19 vaccine with no out-of-pocket cost. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident, and you do not need to have a visa to get vaccinated. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available.

Patients must be 18 years and older to receive a vaccine at the following locations:

  • Wed, May 12, 3-7 PM
    Kearns Library, 4275 W 5345 South, Kearns
  • Thu, May 13, 3-7 PM
    Central Park Community Center, 2797 S 200 East, South Salt Lake
  • Fri, May 14, 10 AM-2 PM
    Weber County Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
  • Mon, May 17, 9 AM-1 PM
    Redwood Recreation Center, 3060 S Lester St., West Valley City
  • Tues, May 18, 3-7 PM
    Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S 900 West, Glendale
    (Please park at the Sorenson Multicultural Center next door at 855 California Ave.)
  • Wed, May 19, 3-7 PM
    Kearns Library, 4275 W 5345 South, Kearns
  • Mon, May 24, 9-1 PM
    Redwood Recreation Center, 3060 S Lester St., West Valley City
  • Tues, May 25, 3-7 PM
    Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S 900 West, Glendale
    (Please park at the Sorenson Multicultural Center next door at 855 California Ave.)

The Wellness Bus is now offering FREE chronic disease screening, including for diabetes and prediabetes. Appointments are not necessary. Please check Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date locations and times. The Wellness Bus provides health education and screenings via the Driving Out Diabetes Initiative, thanks in part to a generous gift from the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation.

Established in 1928, CNS offers a wide range of immunizations and services to help patients heal in the comfort of home.  For additional information about CNS or Utah or Salt Lake County school district clinics, please visit www.cns-cares.org.

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 VACCINE VACCINATION WELLNESS BUS