This weekend is the Lehigh Valley Health Health Networks 21st Annual Influenza Warming Clinic.
It’s free and it’s convenient, offered in a two-way driving style.
However, the clinic will not offer the live attenuated flu vaccine delivered with nasal spray, according to health care. This is despite the fact that the avian influenza vaccine is making its national yield this year after it has not been available during the last two flu season due to concerns about its effectiveness.
All vaccines are injected at the 2018 LVHN clinic, spokesman Brian Downs. The clinic is open to the public from 9:00 to 3:00 Saturday at Dorney Park in South Whitehall Township and 9:00 to 3:00 Sunday at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Visit lvhn.org to print and fill in a consent form in advance, register online for a time slot and learn more.
Similarly, the flu vaccine will be available by injection only at the Free Bethlehem Health Bureau Clinic scheduled 1
0:00 to 1:00 November 10 at East Hills Middle School for Bethlehem Area School District Families, said City Director Kristen Wenrich. Visit the district website to print and fill out the form in advance.
Inflammation season 2017-18 was particularly serious, with a record breaking estimated 900,000 hospital stays and more than 80,000 deaths in the United States, the National Infectious Disease Fund said last month.