Mobile unit takes COVID-19 vaccines to kids in schools

Written by on November 12, 2021

Mobile unit takes COVID-19 vaccines to kids in schools

By Brittany Sweeney
November 12, 2021

Student Ruby Best gets a COVID-19 vaccinatIon as her younger brother, William, waits his turn during a mobile vaccination clinic Thursday at Southern Lehigh Intermediate School. (Photo courtesy of LVHN)

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – A local health network is hitting the road to provide COVID-19 vaccines for kids. 

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s mobile unit will stop at a school in the Slate Belt today, and paid a visit to Southern Lehigh Intermediate School in Center Valley on Thursday afternoon.

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Health care professionals are using the children’s dose of the Pfizer vaccine to vaccinate students after school.  

Laura Williams, an outreach specialist for LVHN, said  they administered about 200 shots to kids aged 5-11 at Southern Lehigh and plan to do almost as many at Bangor Area High School today. 

We have a sign-up for each school that parents can go on and just reserve an appointment for their kiddo and it’s really as simple as that. They reserve their appointment, and then they show up when we are there at their scheduled time,” Williams said.

Williams said LVHN has about 10 other schools on the schedule.  Then they will go back three weeks later to provide their second Pfizer dose.  

The mobile vaccinations are  by appointment only and are not open to the public.

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