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Things are moving very quickly with the vaccine, and information seems to be changing daily. For updates on vaccine eligibility and answers on safety, take a look at our FAQ page.

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COVID-19 Vaccine for Non-Affiliated Health Care Workers 

Effective January 6, 2021, AHN facilities will designate and utilize at least 10 percent of each vaccine shipment received for vaccination of Phase 1A non-hospital-affiliated health care personnel, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel.
Please do not call AHN pharmacies, hospitals, or call centers to schedule an appointment.

As a reminder, the vaccine is still in extremely limited supply. How quickly we can provide vaccinations to non-hospital-affiliated health care personnel relies on the speed of production from manufacturers delivering to the state and the state distributing the vaccine to our facilities.

We will also continue to move through vaccinating our own employees as we vaccinate non-affiliated health care workers. Please note that we will follow the same vaccine prioritization schedule with AHN and non-affiliated HCWs.

As of January 6, AHN is currently only vaccinating health care workers in Phase 1A-1. This group includes acute care inpatient personnel directly caring for COVID-19 patients (hospital, urgent care and EMS workers).

We will start to immunize ambulatory healthcare workers the week of January 18.

How do I know if I am eligible for vaccination? 

AHN has incorporated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the CDC for the following prioritization:

  • Emergency medical service personnel
  • Nurses, nursing assistants, physicians, technicians, therapists, phlebotomists, pharmacists, students and trainees (initially inpatient for Phase 1A-1, then ambulatory, home health and other settings for Phase 1A-2)
  • Health care workers in school settings or correctional facilities.
  • Direct support professionals such as aides who work with patients with disabilities.

How to schedule for your vaccine

If you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the Phase 1A group and
would like to request an appointment at an AHN facility, please contact us by using our independent health care worker request vaccination form. 

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Vaccine Scheduling at AHN

We are currently using vaccines requiring a second dose either 21 or 28 days after the first dose. When scheduling your first vaccine, please be aware of your schedule for the subsequent 3-4 weeks so that you can schedule your second dose in the proper time frame. Upon receiving your first dose of the vaccine we will issue a COVID-19 vaccine reminder card that provides a date for a return appointment for the second dose of vaccine.

Vaccine Scheduling at Pharmacies

If you are eligible in the Phase 1A group and would like to go to a pharmacy for your vaccination, names of pharmacies and locations participating in the vaccination program are listed at the Pennsylvania DOH website.

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