Important Information about Zika Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women

PLEASE NOTE: The Zika Prevention Kits have just begun shipping from the state and are not yet available for pick up. Please check next week to see if your distribution location has them in stock.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today launched the commonwealth’s latest initiative to help protect Pennsylvanians from the Zika virus. Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women are being distributed to provide education about the virus and list the steps that can be taken to avoid mosquito bites, as well as prevent the insects from multiplying around homes.

The kits contain EPA-registered insect repellent for skin, permethrin spray repellent for treating clothing and shoes, standing water tablets for killing mosquito larva, condoms to prevent sexual transmission of Zika, and educational materials in both English and Spanish.

Zika Prevention Kits are available at the following locations in the MFHS service area. WIC centers have been highlighted in red.

Lehigh County

  • Allentown Bureau of Health, 245 N. Sixth St. Allentown, PA 18102-4128
  • FQHC – Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley, 218 N. Second st., Allentown, PA 18102
  • WIC – Casa Guadalupe, 218 N. Second St., Allentown, PA 18102

NORTHAMPTON County

  • Bethlehem Health Bureau, City Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018-6069
  • FQHC – Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley, 1210 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
  • Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

LUZERNE County

  • Wilkes-Barre City Health Department, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1312

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Montgomery County Health Department, Mongomery Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb St., PO Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404-0311

BERKS County

  • Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, 501 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601
  • FQHC – Keystone Farmworker Program, Berks County Office, 230 N. Sixth St., Reading PA 19601
  • WIC – Laureldale Center, 555 Raymond St., Muhlenberg Twp., Reading, PA 19605
  • WIC – Reading Center, Berkshire Building-Suite 210, 501 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601

 

Read the full press release from the PA Department of Health, and find out where you can get a Zika Prevention kit here.