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2021
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LVHN Announces New COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Locations and New Dates for Pocono Raceway and Dorney Park Mass Vaccination Drive-Through Events

Those eligible to receive their first dose can do so by appointment only

As part of Lehigh Valley Health Network's (LVHN) commitment to vaccinate the most people possible, the health network is opening two new vaccination locations and hosting two more drive-through vaccination clinics. With these expanded efforts, LVHN expects to deliver up to 35,000 doses per week.

New Clinic Locations Announced

LVHN will be transitioning the Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest and LVH–Muhlenberg clinics to two new, larger locations in the Lehigh Valley that will complement the network’s robust vaccination efforts throughout the region. In Lehigh County, LVHN is opening a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the former AC Moore store, 2633 MacArthur Blvd., Whitehall. Another vaccination clinic will be located in Northampton County at Northampton Crossings shopping center in the former Sears Appliance and Hardware store, 3768 Easton Nazareth Highway, Palmer Township. Both locations open April 12 and will provide COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only.

Additional Drive-Through Events

Leading up to the opening of these vaccination sites, LVHN will also be holding two mass vaccination drive-through events at Pocono Raceway and Dorney Park. These events will deliver a total of 7,000 first doses.

The first will be held at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., on Wednesday, April 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On this date, we expect to administer 3,000 first doses of the Moderna vaccine.

The following Saturday, April 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., LVHN plans to vaccinate 4,000 people with their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pa.

Both drive-through vaccination events are available for those eligible to receive a vaccine. An appointment is required to receive the vaccine at all LVHN drive-through clinics and vaccination sites.

In addition to these locations, vaccine appointments continue to be available at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, LVH–Hazleton and LVH–Schuylkill.

To schedule an appointment for any LVHN COVID-19 vaccination event including drive-through clinics, people in Phase 1A can sign in to MyLVHN, the health network’s patient portal. You also can schedule an appointment by calling our COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). However, because of large demand and call volume, you may be on hold. MyLVHN will be your fastest and easiest way to schedule.

LVHN is committed to administering the vaccine as quickly as possible to those who are eligible at the time. LVHN will cover all costs. The LVHN plan for administering COVID-19 vaccines is determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s phased approach to vaccination.

The best thing you can do to preregister for vaccination is to create a MyLVHN account. You'll be notified when you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can schedule your vaccine appointment on MyLVHN.

For current vaccination information, visit LVHN.org/vaccines.

Even after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, people must continue to wear a mask in public, wash hands frequently and stay socially distant until the majority of our community is vaccinated.

About LVHN

LVHN includes eight hospital campuses, three in Allentown, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No.1 hospital for seven straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top six hospitals for seven consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.