Register for a Vaccination Appointment

The Lancaster County Community Vaccination Center is intended as a resource for the people of Lancaster County to receive COVID-19 vaccination. The center is managed and operated by the Vaccinate Lancaster Coalition, with Penn Medicine Lancaster General as the managing healthcare partner and more than 150 trained staff. 

Following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, vaccine administration at the center will occur in a phased rollout. Click here to access the Pa. Department of Health Vaccine Rollout Plan. To determine whether you are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, click here to access the Pa. Department of Health’s “Your Turn” online tool.

The Lancaster County Vaccination Center is by appointment only. You must register and schedule an appointment in advance to receive a vaccination at the center. See below for details.

Registration Information:

Before You Register

Please keep the following in mind before you register:

  • The vaccine registration system will automatically determine eligibility based on the current phased rollout. Use the Pennsylvania Department of Health “Your Turn” tool to determine if you are eligible to register and receive the vaccine.
  • You must be age 16 or older to be vaccinated currently. Individuals younger than 16 will not be permitted to register.
  • Minors – ages 16 and 17 – who are eligible to receive the vaccine must bring a legal guardian to the vaccination center to sign a consent form.
  • If you have an allergy to PEG or Polysorbate, please check with your doctor before registering for a COVID-19 vaccine. Click here for CDC information on potential allergic reactions to the vaccine.
  • If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in active isolation, please do not register for the vaccine until at least 10 days following the onset of symptoms.
  • If you have received a first-dose vaccine at another location, you cannot receive your second-dose vaccine at the Lancaster County Community Vaccination Center. Please return to the site of your first-dose vaccine to receive your second dose.
  • If you receive your first-dose vaccine at Lancaster County Community Vaccination Center, you must receive your second-dose vaccine at the Lancaster County Community Vaccination Center. Scheduling for second-dose vaccine can be done online or by phone. See below for details.
  • If you have scheduled your second vaccine appointment, please bring your vaccine card for the second dose so it can be completed with second dose vaccine information.

Online Registration

To register for a vaccination appointment, click here: HelpVaccinatePA Online Registration and complete the questionnaire. 

It is recommended you use one of the following Internet browsers to navigate the registration website: Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge. Please note that Internet Explorer is not recommended for accessing this site.

After you have registered, you will be notified by email when an appointment is available. At that time, you will be asked to schedule your appointment. 

Please note that appointment scheduling is based on vaccine availability. We will contact you when an appointment is available.

Phone Registration

If you are unable to register online, you may register using our phone registration and scheduling line at 717-588-1020.

Call us at 717-588-1020 – Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – to register and/or schedule for a first-dose vaccine. Please provide your information to the specialist. The specialist will register you in the system and will notify you when an appointment is available.

If you scheduled your first dose by phone, your second-dose scheduling can also be completed by phone. If you are scheduling your second dose by phone, please call 717-588-1026.

NOTE: Call volumes may be high. If you are unable to connect with a specialist, please try again. Thank you for your patience.

Getting Your Second Shot

Currently, the Lancaster County Community Vaccination Center is administering vaccines that require two doses. This means you will need to return to the center to get your second shot.

You will receive an invitation to schedule your second-dose vaccine shortly after receiving your first dose. You will be notified by email, if we have an email on file for you. If we do not have an email on file, we will call you. If you are unable to schedule your second-dose appointment, please call 717-588-1026, and one of our specialists will assist you. 

Pfizer Second Doses: If you were scheduled for a second-dose Pfizer vaccine within 28 days of your first shot, you do not need to reschedule an earlier appointment. The manufacturer has indicated that it is safe and effective to receive your second shot anywhere from 21 days to 42 days after your first shot. If you choose to cancel your appointment in order to reschedule, we cannot guarantee that an earlier appointment will be available. We continue to have a limited supply of vaccine, which limits our available appointments. If you have questions or require assistance, please call our call center team.

Before You Arrive for Your Appointment

  • Please wear loose-fitting clothing (short sleeves, etc.) that allows easy access to the upper arm. 
  • If you use mobility-assistive devices, please bring them with you to your appointment.
  • Please arrive no more than 20 minutes prior to your appointment.