Mass vaccinations begin in Allentown

Written by on January 26, 2021

Mass vaccinations begin in Allentown

By Ben Stemrich

January 26, 2021

A nurse of the Public Health Service prepares a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine at the Don Orione rest home in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. Elderly at Don Orione rest home received the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday in Rome, in a second round of vaccinations following those for health workers last week. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The City of Allentown started its vaccination clinic for the public on Jan. 25 at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

Day one saw a lot full of parked cars with eager residents waiting for their shot. Like Rose Schlossberg of Whitehall Township.

“We appreciate the government’s efforts and just hope they get it out as soon as they can and hopefully it’ll dispel some of the silly information that’s out there and we move on as a country,” she says.

The temporary clinic, housed in Agricultural Hall, runs until Friday. Appointments are required, and they are full through the end of the week. 

The Allentown Health Bureau expects to vaccinate 500 people a day at the site. 

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