JoAnn Valletta of Easton is vaccinated by a St. Luke’s nursing school student in March.
St. Luke’s University Health Network is proud to announce that it administered its 250,000th COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, April 21.
Currently the Network is vaccinating up to 4,000 people a day throughout its 12-hospital system across the greater Lehigh Valley. This approach makes getting the vaccine safe for anyone who experiences an adverse reaction since each hospital is equipped with a fully-functional emergency department. St. Luke’s vaccination program, which runs seven days a week, has helped to make Lehigh and Northampton counties among the most vaccinated Pennsylvania counties with populations over 100,000.
“The way to beat this virus is through the herd immunity we can achieve with mass vaccination,” said Jeffrey Jahre, MD, St. Luke’s Vice President of Medical & Academic Affairs and Section Chief Emeritus of Infectious Diseases. “And our community is closer than ever to herd immunity thanks to the incredible, tireless St. Luke’s staff who in a few months’ time have administered a quarter-million shots!”