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Immunizations

Although the incidence of Vaccine Preventable Diseases continues to decrease in the United States, a risk of occurrence remains for some diseases. Due to this risk, the goal of the Immunization Program remains to decrease and/or eliminate the indigenous cases of vaccine preventable diseases by increasing immunization awareness and rates in the adults and children residing in the City of Bethlehem.
adult vaccinations

Adults need to ensure they have adequate protection against vaccine preventable diseases throughout their lifespan. Immunity through disease generally provides a lifetime of protection. Childhood vaccination will not always provide lifelong protection and adults may need booster doses or new vaccines as recommended by CDC.

Adults at high-risk, who are uninsured, underinsured, or from another country can receive immunizations from the Health Bureau free of charge though the 317 Vaccine Program.

These vaccines include: Tdap, Td, MMR, Varicella, Shingrix, Pneumococcal, HPV, and Hepatitis A & B.
 

Immunization Clinic Location & Hours:

Bethlehem Health Bureau
City Hall
10 East Church Street
Bethlehem, PA
Every Tuesday   9am-12pm



 
child vaccinations

Infants and children are protected from many serious diseases through vaccination including: measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, whooping cough, polio, tetanus, hepatitis, and pneumonia. Children are required to have the following doses to enter school.
  • -4 doses of DTap (1 dose on or after 4th birthday
  • -4 poses of Polio (IPV) (4TH dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given
  • -2 doses of MMR
  • -2 doses of Varicella or evidence of immunity
  • -3 doses of Hepatitis B
 
7th grade
  • -1 dose of Tdap
  • -1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate (MCV)
12th grade
  • -1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate (MCV)





Immunizations are available through the Bethlehem Health Bureau for children who have no insurance or are underinsured. Native Americans and Alaskan Eskimos are also eligible.

Vaccines are given free through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, a program of the PA Department of Health. Four clinics are held monthly. If your child is in need of immunizations please call us for an appointment at 610-865-7083.