Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
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May
2021
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20:33 PM
America/New_York

LVHN Offering Additional Walk-In COVID Vaccinations

Also, LVHN announcing mass vaccination drive-through event on May 12 at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

On Wednesday, May 5, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will begin accepting walk-ins without an appointment for the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine for everyone 16 and older at all COVID-19 vaccine locations. (Note: Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to get vaccinated.) Those who already received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine will receive the second Moderna dose at these sites. COVID-19 vaccinations provided by LVHN are free. Pfizer vaccine has emergency use authorization (EUA) for people ages 16 and older, while Moderna has EUA for people ages 18 and older.

People looking to get vaccinated can visit one of these five convenient locations with or without an appointment:

  1. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic–Northampton Crossings

  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic–Pocono

  3. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic–Hazleton

  4. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic–Schuylkill

  5. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic–MacArthur Road

In addition to these vaccination clinics, LVHN will hold a mass vaccination drive-through event on Wednesday, May 12 at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On this date, we expect to administer 5,000 first doses of the Moderna vaccine for free to everyone 18 and older. Making an appointment for the Dorney Park event or any of our vaccine clinics is now simpler than ever:

Three easy ways to schedule:

  1. NEW! Schedule right here.

    Make an appointment

  2. Go to MyLVHN, the health network’s patient portal.

    Sign In  Sign Up

  3. Call our COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). We’re open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

After receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, safety precautions should still be followed per the latest CDC guidelines, including when a mask should be worn, washing your hands frequently and staying socially distant until the majority of our community is vaccinated.

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

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.