The City of Allentown is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, schools, and businesses to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Please click here to go to the Health Bureau's COVID Vaccine page.
The Allentown Health Bureau is now offering no appointment Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to qualifying individuals for clinics at the IBEW headquarters beginning on Friday, October 1.
“We originally decided on an appointment system, but we currently have ample supply, so we have determined that no appointment will be necessary at IBEW,” said Health Bureau Director Vicky Kistler. “They have plenty of parking and a handicapped access ramp at IBEW, so we can easily accommodate the expected crowd. We are very appreciative of the IBEW for generously donating the space for this public health effort.”
IBEW Business Manager Paul Anthony said, “Local 375 is proud to support Allentown Health Bureau’s vaccination efforts and our hope is to be a model for other communities.”
The IBEW Local 375 headquarters at 101 S. Seventh Street in the city is the site for the first three vaccination clinics, Friday, October 1, Monday, October 4 and Friday, October 8.
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:
People considered at higher risk of severe illness may include those with chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart conditions, kidney disease, or obesity among other conditions.
The authorization applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
Pfizer COVID-19 first or second shots or boosters will be administered on the following dates and times:
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 here to self-schedule your Pfizer dose. 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.
These vaccinations will be given at the Allentown Health Bureau at 245 N 6th Street and appointments can be made by calling 610.437.7760. Choose 0
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
Allentown EMS or Allentown Health Bureau staff will deliver COVID vaccination to the home of any city resident unable to leave his/her home to be vaccinated. To schedule please call the Allentown Home Bound Hotline at 610-260-0360.
Homebound persons living in Lehigh County but outside the City of Allentown can call the Lehigh County Area Agency on Aging at 610.782. 3034.
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Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank534 Chew StFood bank open — Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9:30 a.m. until supplies run out.
Our Lady of Mt Carmel
179 Chew StreetBoxed lunches (canned & other non-perishable foods), Fridays and Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Christ Fellowship Church
12th & Chew StreetsDinner at church Thursdays, Fridays 5 p.m.
9th & Jackson StreetsDinner served Saturdays, Sundays 5 p.m.
Jubilee Breakfast Ministry
620 W. Hamilton (rear)There are "grab and go" chicken or sausage and egg sandwiches, fruit, snack and coffee available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, breakfast meal from 7 - 8:30 a.m.
LCC Soup Kitchen
Alliance Hall 6th & Chew StreetsBagged lunches available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m.
Operation Address the Homeless
221 N 7th StreetOpen Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. providing a hot meal and a bag to go.
Sundays brunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6 p.m.
Showers also available, on a spaced basis to maintain safe distance.
8th & Turner StreetsSoup kitchen is open 2nd and 4th Sunday at 2 p.m.
Monday hot breakfast served in to go cups 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Emergency food by appointment daily (call 620-432-0129).
Food bank distribution the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month (10-12).
The shelter continues to accept clients from the 211 system.
425 15th StreetProvides dinner for school age children, 18 and under. Serving from 4-5 p.m. as follows: Monday - dinner pick-up for Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday - dinner pick-up for Wednesday and Thursday; Friday - dinner pick-up for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. An adult must bring the children the first time to get them registered; thereafter the adult alone may pick up food for the children.
They are also open for showers for our homeless neighbors on Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. Pre-registration is required through Ripple Community.
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999