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November
2014
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06:00 AM
America/New_York

Free Flu Shots Given to More Than 14,000 at Drive-Thru Clinics in 2014

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Getting protected from influenza doesn't get much easier than this. At this past weekend's drive-through flu clinic at Dorney and Coca-Cola parks, children older than 6 months and adults were vaccinated without leaving the comfort of their cars -- or even getting out their wallets. The wait was 30 minutes or less.

With the help of about 1,000 volunteers, Lehigh Valley Health Network gave free flu shots to 14,101 people during the event Saturday and Sunday: 7,291 at Dorney Park and 6,810 at Coca-Cola Park.

There was no charge for the vaccinations, but recipients were asked to donate nonperishable food for local shelters. Volunteers collected more than 18,000 pounds of food.

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