COVID-19 Vaccination: Preregister and Get Notified When it’s Your Turn
There’s a lot of excitement about COVID-19 vaccines in our community, and for good reason. These vaccines have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective. It’s a sign that better days are ahead. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we are working quickly to vaccinate front-line health care workers as well as residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities. Like many people, you may have questions. As your health care partner, LVHN is looking out for you. We are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. Here’s everything you need to know.
The LVHN plan for administering COVID-19 vaccines is determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s phased approach to vaccination – Vaccine supply is limited in the early stage of distribution. View the phases and full plan.
MyLVHN is your path to vaccination – The first step you can take is to enroll in MyLVHN if you don’t already have an account. Everyone with a MyLVHN account will automatically be preregistered for a COVID-19 vaccine. MyLVHN is a free, secure, easy-to-use patient portal that connects you with your personal health information. You do not need to be a current patient of LVHN, LVPG or Coordinated Health to open a MyLVHN account. Learn more at LVHN.org/MyLVHN. If you already have an account, make sure all your information is up to date (Log in and click "Menu," "Account Settings," and then edit you personal information). You’ll receive a notification when it's your turn to get vaccinated and you are able to schedule your appointment through MyLVHN.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective – We are administering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. While you will not be able to choose which vaccine you will receive, both have been proven safe and effective. After providing two months of safety from ongoing Phase 3 trials, Pfizer and Moderna were granted Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Data show that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 while Moderna’s vaccine has shown to be 94.5 percent effective.
Your vaccine will be FREE – LVHN will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to the community when supply becomes available.
Even after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, we will need to continue to wear masks, wash hands frequently and stay socially distant until the majority of our community is vaccinated. For more details about vaccines, visit LVHN.org/vaccines.