Three child vaccination clinics are being held in Allentown in cooperation with the Allentown Health Bureau, the Allentown School District and St. Luke’s University Health Network.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires vaccinations for attendance in Pennsylvania schools.
The Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccines and Menactra, which contains four of the most common types of meningococcal bacteria, will be offered at the clinics.
The clinics are being held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following dates and locations by appointment only.
Allen HS Gym - Tuesday, September 22
Dieruff HS Gym - Tuesday, September 29
Trexler Middle School Cafeteria - Tuesday, October 6
ASD nurses are contacting families / students who need vaccinations to schedule appointments. Families of students who need vaccinations and have not been contacted should contact their school nurse.
Parents and students coming for their appointment will be required to sign a brief consent form and undergo a health screening before entering for the vaccination.
Masks must be worn to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Allentown Health Bureau is supplying the vaccine through its Vaccines for Children program. Staff from St. Luke’s University Health Network will coordinate with the district in administering the vaccines at the three clinics.
Pennsylvania Department of Education vaccination requirements can be found at www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/School%20Health/SIR8.pdf