As Pennsylvania's flu outbreak worsens -- 40 flu-related deaths have been reported so far -- the Allentown Health Bureau will offer FREE flu vaccination clinics as follows:
Where: Allentown Health Bureau, 245 N. 6th Street, Allentown
- Thursday, Jan. 17: 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 18: Noon to 5 p.m
Who is eligible?
Individuals 6 months of age & older are encouraged to get a yearly flu vaccine. There are no residency requirements to receive the free flu vaccine. Healthy persons, who are not pregnant and are between 2 and 49 years of age, may choose a flu shot or nasal spray.
(NOTE: Anyone currently running a fever should not get vaccinated. Anyone with an egg allergy should go to their doctor.)
How much will it cost?
Free - We are not charging individuals who receive the flu vaccine. However, we are asking Medicare recipients to please bring your Medicare card with you.
If the cost is free, why do I need to bring my insurance card?
While the Allentown Health Bureau is providing the flu vaccine at no cost to you, it is important that the Health Bureau bill and get reimbursed by those insurance companies that cover the flu vaccine administration fee.
How can I get my flu vaccine?
Attend one of the scheduled flu vaccination clinics listed above. These are walk-in clinics; we do not schedule appointments for these clinics.
What should I wear?
It is recommended that you wear a short-sleeved shirt when you come for your flu shot.