Lamont McClure and the Department of Corrections report that 45 vaccination clinics have been held for inmates and staff at the Northampton County Prison (NCP) since May 12, 2021. NCP’s healthcare provider, PrimeCare Medical, has administered shots to 761 inmates, 18 staff and 7 County employees. The vaccinations are not compulsory and are only provided to those who request them.
“Recently we’ve seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in our area due to new variants,” says Lamont McClure. “Early in the pandemic the Department of Corrections did a great job preventing transmission of the virus with face-masking and social distancing, but we’ve found that the best method to prevent infections is vaccination. I encourage everyone who can get vaccinated to get the shot. Vaccines don’t just protect lives, they protect livelihoods.”
A drive-through center for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing is available at 3100 Emrick Blvd. Bethlehem. Hours of operation are Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10:00AM – 2:00PM and Tuesday/Thursday from 2:00PM – 6:00PM. Vaccinations are by appointment only and are only available for Northampton County residents ages twelve and over. Patients can choose from all three vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Pfizer and Moderna require two shots administered three weeks apart, Johnson & Johnson requires only one dose.
To make an appointment for a vaccine at the COVID-19 testing site use one of the following options:
Schedule at the LVHN website at LVHN.org/appointments.
Schedule on the MyLVHN patient portal, at MyLVHN.org.
Call 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). The COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
A Physician’s order is not required for a COVID-19 test. The drive-through site is open to everyone, but only residents of Northampton County will have the cost of testing covered by the County if they do not have health coverage. All testing will be through HNL Lab Medicine unless insurance requires an alternate laboratory. Participants should bring a photo ID and their insurance card, if they have one, with them to the testing site.
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042