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February
2021
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14:26 PM
America/New_York

Lack of Vaccine Supply Forces Feb. 23 Second-Dose Moderna Vaccination Appointments to Be Rescheduled

Due to a continued 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 Tuesday, Feb. 23.

When vaccine arrives, patients whose appointments were canceled will be in the top priority group to be rescheduled. Vaccination appointments will be rescheduled when it is certain there is vaccine supply available.

Patients who originally had an appointment for Feb. 19 that was rescheduled for Feb. 23 must have their appointment rescheduled again. 

Please do not call LVHN’s COVID-19 Hotline to reschedule your appointments because we are unable to do so until vaccine supply is sent to us by the state of Pennsylvania.

Patients who have a MyLVHN account will be notified through the health network’s patient portal that their appointment has been canceled. They 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.

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:

  • Appointments for people receiving their first dose of the vaccine will be held as scheduled because they will receive the Pfizer vaccine.

  • Appointments for people receiving their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be held as scheduled.

LVHN has never administered second doses as first doses.