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February
2021
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Lack of Vaccine Supply Forces COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Scheduled for Feb. 20, 21 and 22 to be Rescheduled

Due to a lack of adequate vaccine supply received from the state of Pennsylvania and the impact of the national weather on deliveries, LVHN regretfully must cancel and reschedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments for people scheduled to receive their second dose of the Moderna vaccine on Feb. 20, 21 and 22. About 3,200 people will have their second dose of Moderna vaccine rescheduled.

Vaccine is delivered on weekdays. However, weather and other factors caused vaccine to not be delivered as planned this week. As a result, any replenishment of vaccine inventory is not expected until some time on Monday.

The rescheduling plan keeps people in the proper time sequence between doses and is as follows:

Appointments scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, will be rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27, at the same time and location.

Appointments scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21, will be rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 28, at the same time and location.

Appointments scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22, will be rescheduled for Monday, March 1, at the same time and location.

Patients do not have to take any action if they are able to attend their rescheduled vaccination at the new date and time. Patients who are not able to attend the rescheduled appointment should call LVHN’s COVID-19 Hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD) to reschedule their appointment for a later date.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the second Moderna vaccination is effective if administered anytime between 28 and 42 days after the first dose. LVHN will do everything possible within our control to meet that target.

Other important points:

  • All first dose vaccinations will be held as scheduled because people will receive the Pfizer vaccine.

  • The vaccination clinic at Dorney Park on Wednesday, Feb. 24, will be held as scheduled.

LVHN has never administered second doses as first doses.