CURRENT COVID-19 VACCINE INSTRUCTIONS
- NOTE: This message was posted on Jan. 21 and provided the current information at that time. Please follow the updated instructions.
The message below was sent Wednesday, Jan. 20 to faculty and staff who completed the Bailey Health Center’s COVID-19 vaccine survey. This follows messages containing helpful links and advice sent Jan. 11 and Jan. 14.
Thank you for your patience as our local health networks work with the state to provide COVID-19 vaccine information to members of the community. As you may know, the state expanded phase 1A to include those over 65 years old and those ages 16-65 with certain underlying conditions. Those in phase 1B are not eligible for vaccination yet, unless of course you meet any of the expanded criteria in 1A.
If you believe you have an underlying health condition, you should work with your health care provider to connect to vaccine resources. However, you can use this handy link to both determine your eligibility and identify local vaccination sites. Staff at Bailey Health Center may still contact you based on the information you provided in the phase 1B survey to determine if you meet any of the 1A criteria. If you do, please notify health center staff but without sharing personal medical history.
Your best bet to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity is to provide the required information for this in a health network system if you haven’t done so already. Refer to instructions sent previously to sign up with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN). If you sign up for St. Luke’s, remember that the SCH55 code is only entered on the COVID-19 questionnaire, not at any other point of the process.
The College does not control the number of vaccine doses available or the state system for allocating those doses. As local providers let us know of availability or systems to get pre-registered, we will keep you informed. If you receive a vaccination through one of the health networks on your own, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update the list of faculty and staff who remain interested.
Vice President for Campus Life