Wind Gap Community Pharmacy will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic

A two-day drive-thru vaccination clinic on the COVID-19 vaccine will be held this weekend in the Lehigh Valley, and no appointment is necessary.

WIND GAP, Pa. — Flyers hang at the front desk of the Wind Gap Community Pharmacy. Newspapers are asking for the attention of Northampton, Monroe, Carbon and Lehigh County residents seeking a COVID-19 vaccine.

The pharmacy is hosting a drive-thru vaccination clinic this weekend. If you are eligible and meet the Phase 1A qualifications, pharmacists want to see you there.

The easiest part? No appointment is necessary.

“It’s very important to people, especially in the Monroe County area. They’re more than welcome to come, of course. It’s a convenient place. We’re happy to be able to do it there and we hope great turnout. We really want to help people,” said Vito Schiavone, pharmacist at Wind Gap Community Pharmacy.

Both clinics will be held in the borough. At least 3,000 first doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine will be administered.

The first clinic is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wind Gap Social Hall on North Broadway.

The second is Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. at Hope UCC on Cherry Street.

Schiavone says the pharmacy held a clinic last weekend, but only about 250 people showed up by word of mouth. He hopes for more this time.

“We managed to put in place a fairly transparent process to get people in and out as quickly as possible to make it convenient for them, and of course, so that we could administer as quickly as possible,” Schiavone said.

Although it’s a small pharmacy, it’s one of several hundred that the state allows to dispense COVID-19 vaccines.

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Sharon Phillips from Bethlehem has been trying to get vaccinated for some time.

“Wonderful. I was waiting and had my name somewhere else and haven’t heard from since January,” Phillips said.

“I called, called, called. My wife got hers a few weeks ago, and she just said, let’s go. It’s a good thing we did,” said Raymond Hartzell, Bangor .

Pharmacists tell Newswatch that 16 vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are unsure whether vaccines will be available upon arrival, you can contact the pharmacy at 610-881-4260 or by email at [email protected]

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