Bethlehem schools sending students into summer with vaccine clinics

Written by on June 7, 2022

Bethlehem schools sending students into summer with vaccine clinics

By Brittany Sweeney
June 7, 2022

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – It’s the last week of school for students in Bethlehem’s public schools but those looking for a vaccine or booster for summer can get one Thursday or Friday at pop-up clinics at two local schools. 

In a video message to parents, Superintendent Joe Roy said eligible students can get a first vaccine or booster at Broughal Middle School on Thursday afternoon or Northeast Middle School on Friday.

The clinics will run from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.

Roy also said he’s grateful to the school community for persevering.

“It was a tough year,” Roy said. “It’s hard to believe that in the beginning of the year with masks, and everybody coming back full time, full student bodies, all the challenges we went through, but we went through them together . . . and unlike most every other school district, we didn’t see the divisions, we didn’t see the craziness that we’ve seen in other communities.”

Roy noted that COVID cases appear to be tracking down right now, and said he hopes that trend will continue through the summer.

The district is partnering with the Bethlehem Health Bureau on the clinics.

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