Bethlehem Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

Drive-thru flu shots being offered Nov. 4

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children 6 months and older during two community sessions in November.

Shots will be all drive-thru 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall, and the same time at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, on Nov. 5.

LVHN is partnering with area food banks and shelters to accept donations of unexpired, nonperishable food items at the sessions.

LVHN will partner with the Allentown Health Bureau to offer online registration.

Bring a completed, and signed 2017-18 consent form for each individual.

A quadrivalent flu vaccine will be given this year to those 6 months to age 64.

It will protect against four different flu strains, two influenza Type A strains and two influenza Type B strains. Those 65 and older will be offered the trivalent high-dose vaccine.

Those planning to receive a flu shot during LVHN’s November drive-thru vaccination campaign are asked to abide by the following requests:

• Review the vaccine information sheet and complete and bring the 2017-18 consent form for each person to be vaccinated.

• Dress appropriately — loosefitting clothing for the shot to be administered in the arm, and the leg of children under 2 years old.

A vaccine information statement, consent form, link to online registration and maps of both locations are available at lvhn.org/flushot or requested by calling 888-402-LVHN (5846).