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Message to Our Community

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To Our Community:

As we begin 2021 still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the lives of so many, hope has come with the authorization of two vaccines and several others in the pipeline. We know you have a lot of questions. While information around distribution of these vaccines is still evolving, we wanted to share an update on what we currently know. 

Beginning in December, Einstein began vaccinating our physicians, nurses, and staff. We have also partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide vaccines to local non-hospital-affiliated health care workers and first responders. Healthcare workers have been true heroes during this pandemic and we are proud to provide vaccines so they can continue to safely care for you and your loved ones. 

Currently, we are awaiting directions from local, state and federal authorities on plans for vaccine distribution to the public. In the meantime, we are actively preparing to support vaccination efforts for our patients and the general public, which may include on site locations or supporting the Health Departments in the communities that we serve. For the latest vaccine information, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccine page on our website. 

The vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are authorized for emergency use in the U.S. and have been proven safe and effective through large-scale clinical trials. Additional emergency use authorizations for additional vaccines are expected in weeks. If you have specific questions about getting the vaccine based on your medical history, please contact your physician.  

This vaccine represents a light at the end of the tunnel, but we must continue to practice COVID-19 safety precautions. It is important for each of us to continue wearing masks, washing our hands and practicing social distancing. 

Your safety and the safety of our community is our top priority. Einstein Healthcare Network will continue to provide compassionate care that is More than Medicine. 

Sincerely, 

Ken Levitan
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Einstein Healthcare Network

Steven L. Sivak, M.D.    
President, Einstein Physicians Philadelphia
Chair, EHN COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force

Rohit Gulati, M.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Einstein Healthcare Network

Angie Nicholas, M.D.
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Einstein Physicians Montgomery

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