This page was last updated on 2/24/2021 at 5:19 PM.
How to get your shot
Vaccine supply is limited. Although the supply distributed by the State of Pennsylvania is limited, LVHN is committed to administering the vaccine to all members of our community as quickly as possible when it is available to the general public and will cover all costs. The LVHN plan for administering COVID-19 vaccines is determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s phased approach to vaccination.
There may be times when LVHN does not have the supply needed to schedule more COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The best thing you can do to enter the queue for vaccination is to create a MyLVHN account. You'll receive a notification when you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can schedule your vaccine appointment on MyLVHN.
When supply and new appointments are available, we schedule these groups:
- Health care workers
- Residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities and long-term nursing facilities
- People age 65 and older
- People age 18-64 with qualifying medical conditions
Learn about vaccination for these groups and the general public below. All essential workers must show their corporate ID card at their appointment.
If you have had a vaccine in the last 14 days, you should delay your COVID-19 vaccination. You should not receive another vaccine 14 days prior to or after your COVID-19 vaccination.
The state of Pennsylvania, which receives vaccine supply from the federal government, is experiencing a shortage of Moderna vaccine supply. This is resulting in rescheduled appointments for patients awaiting the second dose of the Moderna vaccine.
LVHN is in contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Health every day about this issue, which is affecting thousands of LVHN patients. The state has a thoughtful plan in place to improve vaccine supply and distribution over the next several weeks, and minimize the cancellation and rescheduling of appointments. Under the state’s plan, second doses will be administered to all patients within a time frame that will provide immunity against the virus.
When vaccine arrives at LVHN, patients whose appointments were canceled will be in the top priority group to be rescheduled. Patients who have a MyLVHN account will be notified again when it is time to reschedule their appointment, which they can do in MyLVHN. Patients who do not have a MyLVHN account will be notified by phone when they can reschedule their appointment.
How to Vaccinate the Most People Now
LVHN President and CEO Dr. Brian Nester says Pennsylvania’s health systems such as LVHN are the fastest and best way to vaccinate the most people while supplies are limited.