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School Student Immunization Clinics in Allentown

BY JENN FISHER

Vaccinations are important shots to get because they help prevent serious illnesses. Some diseases we should receive immunizations for include:

  • Measles – which can cause brain swelling and deafness

  • Chicken pox – which can cause scarring and pneumonia, as well as increase risk for shingles later in life

  • Polio – which can cause meningitis and paralysis

Whether your child attends school in-person or virtually, you still want to make sure your child is up-to-date with his or her vaccinations.

To help make getting those shots easier, VHP–Children’s Clinic at Lehigh Valley Hospital is organizing immunization clinics for children ages 4-18 on two upcoming dates. Appointments are required – see frequently asked questions (FAQs) for all the specifics.

FAQs for school student immunization clinics in Allentown

  • What ages of students can receive the immunizations at one of the clinics?

    • Children ages 4-18 can receive immunizations.

  • Does my child need to be a patient of VHP–Children’s Clinic at Lehigh Valley Hospital to receive care at an immunization clinic on Oct. 20 or Oct. 22?

    • Yes, your child needs to be a patient of VHP–Children’s Clinic at Lehigh Valley Hospital to receive care at one of the immunization clinics. However, see FAQ #7 for additional information about children who attend an Allentown School District school who are not VHP–Children’s Clinic patients.

  • How do I get an appointment for my child?

    • Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 610-969-4300. No walk-ins permitted.

  • Can I bring my child to the immunization clinic if we don’t have an appointment?

    • No. We are scheduling appointments to ensure social distancing. Please call 610-969-4300 to schedule an appointment.

  • When are the immunization clinics?

    • Date: Oct. 20 and Oct. 22

    • Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Where are the immunization clinics going to be held?

    • Immunization clinics will be held at the School of Nursing building, located at 1628 Chew St., Allentown, across from Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street.

  • What if my child is not a VHP–Children’s Clinic patient?

    • Uninsured children who attend an Allentown School District (ASD) school and who are not VHP–Children’s Clinic patients can register with their ASD school nurse for immunizations being held at Sheridan Elementary School on Oct. 27 and Oct. 29. Information for these clinics is being provided to ASD families by the school district.

For more information, please call 888-402-LVHN (5846).