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Lehigh Valley Health Network offers drive-thru COVID-19 vaccines to area residents

The Lehigh Valley Health Network provided COVID-19 vaccines to close to 1,000 people Jan. 27 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall.

Using the same model as the annual influenza drive-thru inoculations, scheduled participants were directed through the Lincoln Avenue entrance of the park.

From there, volunteers and Dorney Park security personnel directed each automobile to the tents where the vaccine was to be administered.

According to Brian Downs, public information officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network, the site could administer up to 5,000 vaccines per day if needed.

As of Jan. 27, all available appointments had been scheduled for that day.

Additional photos appear on Page A2.

PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND LEFT: Lehigh Valley Health Network spokesman Brian Downs stands in front of a row of tents Jan. 27 used to inoculate scheduled participants with the COVID-19 vaccine at Dorney Park, South Whitehall.
Millie Bell, PCCN, Lehigh Valley Hospital, asks Thomas Lawall, of Lower Macungie, pertinent questions regarding his health before he receives the COVID-19 vaccine.
ABOVE: Kathryn Fountaine, a physician assistant student at DeSales University, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Margaret McHugh, of Exton.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Dorothy Stauffer, of Lower Macungie, is about to receive her COVID-19 vaccine from Donna Jenny, BSN, with Lehigh Valley Health Network.