COVID-19 Vaccine Information
BOOSTER SHOTS: The Allentown Health Bureau is now offering no appointment Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to qualifying individuals for clinics beginning on Friday, October 1, 2021.
The emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been amended to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the two shot primary series in:
- Individuals 65 years of age and older
- Individuals 50-to-64 years of age with an underlying medical condition
- Individuals 18 - 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19; and
- Individuals ages 18 to 64 years who have a job that puts them at increased risk of being exposed to the virus, including people who live in institutional settings that increase their risk of exposure, such as prisons or homeless shelters, as well as health care workers, teachers and grocery store workers
People considered at higer risk of severe illness may include those with chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart conditions, kidney disease, or obesity among other conditions.
NOTE: The authorization applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
Pfizer COVID-19 first shots, second shots, or boosters will be administered on the following dates and times:
- Friday, October 1 at IBEW 101 S Seventh Street (9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
- Monday, October 4 at IBEW 101 S Seventh Street (9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
- Friday, October 8 at IBEW 101 S Seventh Street (9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
- Monday, October 11 at the Agri-Plex 1725 W. Chew Street (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
- Tuesday, October 12 at the Agri-Plex 1725 W. Chew Street (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
- Monday, October 18 at the Agri-Plex 1725 W. Chew Street (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
- Tuesday, October 19 at the Agri-Plex 1725 W. Chew Street (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- Monday, October 25 at IBEW 101 S Seventh Street (9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
- Thursday, October 28 at IBEW 101 S Seventh Street (9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Although not required, persons who would like to schedule an appointment at the IBEW may still do so.
*Appointments are still required for the Agri-Plex site. Please click on the following link to self-schedule your Pfizer dose at https://myahbonline.org/myahb/openscheduling. Choose Immunization Clinic from the Specialty Choices.
Please remember to bring your white CDC card with you to your appointment.
Moderna doses or flu vaccines will NOT be available at the Pfizer off-site clinics.
The Allentown Health Bureau continues to offer the third dose of Pfizer or a third dose of Moderna to those individuals previously identified by the CDC as immunocompromised. The third dose for the immunosuppressed group must be made at least 28 days after the second dose and can be scheduled by calling the Health Bureau at 610.437.7760.
There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccination.
FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being held at the Allentown Health Bureau, 245 N. 6th Street in Allentown. Everyone ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Fridays from 9:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM.
- Walk-ins welcome. No appointment necessary.
- Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J vaccine are available.
- IMPORTANT: Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for those between 12-17 years old.
For appointments at other times or additional information, call Allentown Health Bureau at 610-437-7760 Ext 0
HOMEBOUND COVID-19 VACCINE HOTLINE: Provided by Allentown EMS Paramedics to citizens of Allentown with health conditions and mobility issues preventing them from reaching a vaccine clinic.
To qualify for an in-home vaccination:
- YOU MUST BE A CITY OF ALLENTOWN RESIDENT and
- YOU MUST HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION THAT MAKES LEAVING THE HOUSE VERY DIFFICULT.
- If you (or a family member/client) meet these conditions, please call our Homebound Vaccine Hotline at 610-260-0360, and leave a clear message with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and ADDRESS (please provide your contact information if scheduling on behalf of someone). Prompts on the Homebound Vaccine Hotline are in English and Spanish.
COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to keep yourself and those around you from getting COVID-19. Stay Safe - Protect Yourself and Those Around You From Serious Illness - Get Vaccinated.
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