Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
12:19 PM

LVHN Schedules First Mass COVID Vaccination Session in Monroe County at Pocono Raceway on March 20

Those in Pa.’s Phase 1A will be eligible to receive their first dose by appointment only

Vaccine appointments are currently filled.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will hold its first COVID-19 mass vaccination session in Monroe County at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Saturday, March 20.

On this date, we expect to vaccinate 3,000 people in the state of Pennsylvania’s Phase 1A by appointment only. Those without an appointment will not be eligible for vaccination. The drive-through clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. First doses of the Moderna vaccine will be administered for free.

LVHN will be administering vaccines throughout the Pocono region this week, including sites at both Pocono Raceway and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono. To schedule an appointment for the Pocono Raceway drive-through clinic or any other LVHN COVID-19 vaccination event, people in Phase 1A can sign in to MyLVHN. You also can schedule an appointment by calling our COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). However, because of large demand and call volume, you may be on hold and appointments for others may be taken while you wait. MyLVHN will be your fastest and easiest way to schedule. Appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

LVHN is committed to keeping our community informed about vaccine availability in real time.

When LVHN receives a vaccine shipment

People with a MyLVHN account will see an announcement in the portal that appointments are available. We also will post a green alert at the top of our website, LVHN.org, telling you that appointments are available. LVHN typically receives vaccine shipments on Tuesdays when supply is available. People seeking a vaccination should check MyLVHN regularly for the latest announcement. To confirm your eligibility for a vaccination for any LVHN COVID vaccination event, the public can sign up with MyLVHN, the health network’s free, secure and easy-to-use patient portal.

Please remember that more than 300,000 people in Phase 1A are waiting to get vaccinated by LVHN. Appointments are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are taken very fast. At LVHN, we administer the vaccine very fast, too, using all the doses we receive within one week.

When all available appointments are filled

People with a MyLVHN account will see an announcement in the portal that appointments are no longer available. We also will post a red alert at the top of our website, LVHN.org, telling you that appointments are not currently available.

When we receive a new vaccine shipment, we will post a new announcement about newly available appointments. The ability to schedule an appointment is dependent upon the supply of available vaccine at LVHN, which is determined by the state of Pennsylvania.

LVHN has extensive mass immunization experience, hosting drive-through flu shot clinics for nearly two decades, where we have vaccinated as many as 8,000 people in one day. We will apply that experience to large-scale drive-through COVID-19 vaccine events throughout the region to supplement our existing vaccination locations as supply is made available from the state.

LVHN will continue to expand its mass immunization program. Sites in other locations are being established in coordination with local health bureaus and authorities. An appointment is needed to receive the vaccine at all LVHN locations, including the mass immunization sites.

Sign in or sign up at LVHN.org/MyLVHN.

About LVHN

LVHN includes eight hospital campuses, three in Allentown, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No.1 hospital for seven straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top six hospitals for seven consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.