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AHB Schedules COVID-19 Booster Shots

10/25/2021
AHB Schedules COVID-19 Booster Shots

The Allentown Health Bureau will hold clinics to administer booster shots to anyone 18 years of age and older as well as COVID-19 first and second doses to all qualifying persons ages 12 and older beginning Thursday, October 28.

Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and/or boosters are available.

Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for those between 12-17 years old.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

For the nearly 15 million people across the country who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

The current schedule of COVID-19 boosters or vaccinations for individuals 12 years and older is as follows:

Vaccines and boosters are available at the Allentown Health Bureau at 245 N. 6th Street, Allentown PA 18102 on Fridays from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (NOTE:  Allentown Health Bureau is closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

Appointments at future off-site clinics and at the Allentown Health Bureau are not necessary, but can be made through the Allentown Health Bureau at https://myahbonline.org/myahb/openscheduling.  Choose Immunization Clinic. You may enter all zeros for your social security number and choose “NO Insurance” if you prefer to bypass these questions.

According to the CDC, available data right now show that all three of the COVID-19 vaccines approved or authorized in the United States continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging.

Please remember to bring your white CDC card with you to your appointment.

There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Additional vaccination and booster clinic dates will be scheduled.

In addition, Allentown EMS paramedics will vaccinate those city residents with health conditions and mobility issues preventing them from reaching a vaccine clinic.

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.

All information is available on the city website www.allentownpa.gov. Click on the COVID VACCINE icon.

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