Vaccine Distribution Update—Sign Up for MyChart!

Sent on behalf of Barbara Wadsworth and Dr. Jon Stallkamp

 

Colleagues:

 

As you have heard on several of our recent town halls, Main Line Health has been working with state and local health officials to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine for our employees and medical staff. We expect to receive our first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine in the next two weeks.

 

While the vaccine will not be mandatory for employees and medical staff at this time, we will make it available to employees and medical staff who wish to be vaccinated, beginning with our emergency department staff and other employees who are providing direct care for COVID-positive patients, including staff in the ICU and on COVID cluster units. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure every member of the MLH team who is providing patient-facing care receives the vaccine.

 

Regardless of which tier you are a part of as a result of your role or when you are expected to receive the vaccine, there is one thing you can do now to expedite the vaccination process. All employees and medical staff who wish to be vaccinated will be required to register for a Main Line Health MyChart account, if they have not done so already. You will not be eligible to receive the vaccine until you have an MLH MyChart account.

 

By opening an MLH MyChart account, you will be able to:

  • Receive notifications when you have been identified as eligible to get the vaccination
  • Schedule your vaccine slots
  • Sign vaccine consents
  • Have a record of the immunization

Signing up for MLH MyChart is easy and can be done at any time. Go to www.mainlinehealth.org and click on the MLH MyChart link. If you need assistance, please call our 24/7/365 portal help desk at 484.580.1080 or send a message securely using our support form. Please note: You cannot schedule an appointment for your vaccination at this time. An announcement will be made when scheduling is available for you, based on your role.

 

We understand that you have many questions about the vaccine and the distribution process across our System. We have put together a vaccine workgroup to thoughtfully and efficiently deploy these vaccines, and this group is closely following updates provided by the FDA and CDC. We expect to have more information, pending the issuance of an emergency use authorization (EUA) by these federal agencies, as well as the state.

 

We do know that, just as so many of you have volunteered to help with screenings, we will rely on our qualified clinicians across the System to help us administer these vaccines. If you are interested in assisting with the administration of these vaccines and you are qualified, please email COVIDVaccine@MLHS.org and a member of the team will follow up with you.

 

Please know that we will seek to answer your questions and provide you updates about this process as soon as they become available. An FAQ sheet is now available on Wellspring, which we hope will address some questions you may have about the vaccine, employees and medical staff who should and will receive it, and more. This FAQ sheet will be available to you anytime, for reference, and we will keep this updated with relevant information. Additionally, information will continue to be shared in our weekly Town Halls, COVID Daily Updates and MLH To Go.

 

If you have questions, please email COVIDVaccine@MLHS.org. As always, we thank you for your patience, cooperation and support during this time.

 

Barbara Wadsworth, DNP, RN

Executive Vice President | Chief Operating Officer | Chief Nursing Officer

 

Jon Stallkamp, MD
Interim Chief Medical Officer

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