The flu is a contagious disease caused by a virus that spreads from one person to another by the shaking of hands, and from the spray from coughs and sneezes that lingers in the air for hours. The flu is most common in winter months because of the dry air and how quickly it can spread through the body’s respiratory tract. Symptoms start to appear from 1-4 days after contact, and can last from 4 to 10 days depending on the treatment you seek.
There are many places in the Lehigh Valley where you can get your flu shot to help prevent the contraction of influenza. Who should get a flu shot? Everyone over the age of 6 months up through the elderly.
The Allentown Health Bureau will be be giving free flu vaccinations (both injections and nasal mist) at the following locations in the Lehigh Valley:
People are asked to bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to area food banks. Also, Dorney Park is trying break the Guinness World Record for the most vaccinations within a 24 hour period! Read the full article to find out the current record!
East Side Youth Center
November 5, 8:30-11am, 1140 E Clair St, Allentown
Allentown Health Bureau
November 8, 9-11 am
November 17, 1-3 pm
November 23, 4-6 pm
245 N 6th St, Allentown
Lehigh County Government Center
November 19, 10 am-1 pm, 17 S Seventh St, Allentown
Fearless Fire Company
November 22, 4-7 pm, 1221 S Front St, Allentown
St. Francis of Assisi Church
December 1, 9 am – 12 noon, 1046 W Cedar St, Allentown
The public is asked not to call the flu shot locations, but to call the Allentown Health Bureau at 610-437-7660 if you need more information about the free flu vaccination locations.
If you have locations and dates for additional flu vaccination locations, please tell us below!