Nothing feels like the flu. Your eyelashes hurt. Your body is sapped of all energy. You're out of commission for days, possibly weeks. Most importantly, you want it to end fast.
Local Catholics will see two changes at masses this weekend as a result of the flu outbreak. Allentown Bishop John Barres announced Friday there will be:
- No drinking from a chalice during holy communion.
- No physical contact during the sign of peace. (Instead of a handshake, parishioners may bow or nod to their fellow worshipers.)
These directives are temporary and will remain in effect until the bishop withdraws them.
If you think you may have the flu, here's a list of nearby locations that can help confirm it. Click on the name to see hours and days open:
Northstar Urgent Care, Lower Nazareth Township
Easton Hospital Health and Wellness Center, Forks Township
Easton Hospital, Wilson Borough
St. Luke's Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township
If you choose, it's still not too late to get a flu shot. Outside of your personal physician's office, here are some nearby locations that offer that service. Click on the name to get the address (call ahead to ensure vaccine availability):
CVS Pharmacy, Lower Nazareth Township
Giant Food Store, Lower Nazareth Township
Target Pharmacy, Lower Nazareth Township
Wegmans, Lower Nazareth Township
CVS Pharmacy, Forks Township
CVS Pharmacy, Palmer Township
Walgreens, Forks Township
Walgreens, Palmer Township
Giant Food Store, Forks Township
Giant Food Store, Palmer Township
Is there another Nazareth area location offering flu shots? Tell us in the comments section below!