PRESS PHOTOS BY EMILY THIEL Nurse Megan Splain, of Easton, gives Celesta Prutzman, of Allentown, a flu shot during the Lehigh Valley Health Network's yearly drive-thru flu shots and food bank Nov. 3.
Lincoln Brayford, of Lenhartsville, shows off his Band-Aid from bravely receiving the flu shot at the Dorney Park location of the LVHN's Annual Flu Drive Nov. 3.
Operating room nurses Jennifer Dumas, of Macungie, Colleen McBreen, of Minersville, Denise Lawyer, of Emmaus and volunteer Tina Michener, of Allentown, distribute free flu shots to residents of the Lehigh Valley Nov. 3 and 4. Over 4,000 people registered to receive their flu shot through the hospital drives at Dorney Park, Nov. 3 and Coca-Cola Park, Nov. 4.
John Schnell, of Whitehall, gets the drive-thru treatment of Lehigh Valley Health Network nurses during the annual flu drive held at Dorney Park.
Felix Gottesfeld, of Bucks County, receives his yearly flu shot from LVHN nurses during the drive-thru flu drive sponsored by the hospital.
Emily Bartera, of Macungie, has her flu shot during the Lehigh Valley Health Network's yearly drive-thru flu shots.
LVHN administers over 11,000 flu shots
Lehigh Valley Health Network once again administered free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots were all drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown Nov. 4.
LVHN partnering with area food banks and shelters including the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Allentown Rescue Mission and the AIDS Activities Office food pantry to accept donations of nonperishable food items that have not expired during each of the drive-thru sessions. Food donations were optional and not required to receive a shot.
A total of 11,208 flu shots were given between the two locations -- 5,693 at Dorney Park and 5,515 at Coca-Cola Park. In addition, 13,491 pounds of food was collected. According to Terry Burger, RN, LVHN's director of infection control and prevention, the vaccine supply is plentiful this year.