01/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/22/2021 20:03
At LVHN, there is nothing we want more than to vaccinate everyone. However, we have a very limited supply of vaccine. Our vaccine supply is provided by the state of Pennsylvania and is based on what comes to the state from the federal government.
We do everything possible to ensure that when you have an appointment, there is a dose waiting for you. If you get a first dose, I assure you we have a second dose for you. This is our top priority.
As we get more supply, we make more appointments available to the eligible groups, and appointments fill up very fast.
Based on our current supply, we are distributing it to those who need it most. Right now, that is health care workers, first responders, nursing home staff and residents, as well as people age 75 and older.
For people 65 to 74, or those age 18 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions, trust that we know you are out there and waiting. We will message you very soon to let you know when you can begin scheduling your vaccination.
Vaccinating all groups will take a number of months. The best thing you can do to enter the queue iscreate a MyLVHN account. You will receive updates and a notification when we have the supply to vaccinate your group and you can schedule your appointment.
I know you're frustrated. We're frustrated too. However, know that we have the experience to vaccinate thousands of people a day, and we will use every dose as quickly as we get it.
We continue to work every day with the Department of Health as well as local, state and federal elected officials to improve the process and get as much vaccine as possible for the community. We thank them for their efforts and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
For timely information about COVID-19 vaccine supply and eligibility, please visit LVHN.org/vaccines.