NEWS

Lexington Medical Center allowing no visitors; processing large vaccine requests

Lexington Medical Center is not allowing visitors.

The south entrance of the hospital is currently closed. All approved visitors must use the main entrance off East Hospital Drive. 

The ER policy varies a little.

One visitor is allowed to accompany a non-COVID-19 patient to the Emergency Department. If the emergency department lobby reaches capacity, the visitor must wait in their vehicle until patient goes to an exam room. The visitor must stay in the patient’s exam room at all times, and may accompany the patient to his/her inpatient room if admitted. Visitors can only stay in inpatient rooms for 1 to 2 hours to get the patient settled, talk with the nurse and provide any additional information prior to leaving.

Regarding the COVID vaccine: Click here for link

Lexington Medical Center says the hospital’s staff is working hard to process the large volume of vaccine requests it has received. Due to limited vaccine supply. LMC is not accepting new vaccine registrations at this time. Please check back in one week.

Lexington Medical Center is providing vaccines to eligible individuals under Phase 1A including those who are 70 years of age or older and eligible health care workers. See the full list of who is eligible in SCDHEC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan.

Eligibility
The following individuals are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1A:

  • Anyone 70 years and older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions
  • Admitted hospital patients 65 years and older who do not currently have COVID-19
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
  • Healthcare workers (focusing first on frontline workers and those at high risk of exposure)
  • State/local government employees and contractors who are needed for the COVID-19 effort in SC
  • Precautions & Screening
  • We continue to follow precautions for COVID-19.

Registration
We’re working hard to process the large volume of vaccine requests we’ve received. Due to limited vaccine supply, we are not accepting new vaccine registrations at this time. Please check back in one week.

Request the vaccine from Lexington Medical Center, then register through the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) online portal. You’ll need a valid email address.

Fill out the Vaccine Registration request form. We will send your information to the CDC online portal.
You will receive an email from the CDC containing a link to the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). The link is unique to each individual and cannot be shared. The email will look like the email below. The link will direct you to a registration portal to complete a medical questionnaire and schedule your appointment for the vaccine.