COVID-19 UPDATE: Resources, information, and helpful tips to protect you and your family!
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Department Of Aging Encourages Older Adults To Reach Out If COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assistance Is Needed, Provides Resources Regarding Vaccines
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Department Of Health: Over 6.7 Million Vaccinations To Date, First Doses Of Vaccine To 40.7% Of Population, PA Ranks 10th Among 50 States For First Dose Vaccinations
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Department Of Health Extends Pause On Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations Following FDA/CDC Recommendation
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Wolf Administration Encourages All College Students To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Before The Semester Ends
Harrisburg, PA - The Departments of Health (DOH) and Education (PDE) today encouraged all students at Pennsylvania colleges and universities to receive their COVID-19 vaccination before the semester ends. DOH and PDE officials are encouraging all institutions of...
Harrisburg, PA - With the safety of all residents in mind, Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam today highlighted National Minority Health Month by focusing on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on racial and ethnic minority groups and...
Governor Tom Wolf announced that 43 projects totaling nearly $2 million have been approved for funding under the COVID-19 Relief – Supporting Elm and Main (SEAM) program. “Over the past year, communities across the commonwealth have faced devastating impacts...
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
On March 3, 2021 FEMA will begin operating a large vaccine clinic at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The estimate is that the clinic will operate for 6 weeks and hopes to vaccinate 6,000 people per day.
This is not a walk up clinic and appointments are necessary and is for Philadelphia residents only. The people who will be invited are those who have expressed interest in getting the vaccine by signing up on the website www.phila.gov. It is the red banner that is about a 3rd of the way from the top. They are both emailing those with internet and calling those who do not to invite them. If folks don’t have internet access to sign up they can call 311 and they are able to register them from there. We are also able to register people as well.
The city continues to run clinics, hospitals, pharmacy partners and local health centers are also vaccinating people.
What do I need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine? Is the vaccine right for me?
See the City of Philadelphia COVID-19 Vaccine page for more information
There is no co-pay or charge for the covid-19 vaccine.
Insurance is not required to receive the vaccine.
There is no requirement for proof of citizenship in order to get the vaccine.
How can I sign up to get the vaccine?
Start by registering your interest with the City of Philadelphia by doing ONE of the following:
Filling out the Philadelphia Vaccine interest form
Or by calling the City’s COVID Call Center: (215) 685-5488 or calling 311
Or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the vaccine can be emailed to COVIDVax@Philly.gov
If you sign up with the city, you should receive a confirmation message.
Signing up with the city does not guarantee you an appointment for the vaccine. If you have an opportunity to receive a vaccine from another organization, please do so. If you see specific hospitals, pharmacies, or community sites offering their own vaccine interest forms, you can sign up for those as well. There is no limit to how many lists you can join.
Other places within Philadelphia to sign up for the vaccine
The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium is hosting frequent vaccination sites for people who are eligible in the current phase and who live in the areas hardest hit by the pandemic, which include the following neighborhoods and ZIP codes: Mount Airy (19119); Logan, Olney (19120); Brewerytown (19121); Northern Liberties, Loft District (19123); Juniata, Frankford, Feltonville (19124); Oak Lane (19126); Wynnefield (19131); Strawberry Mansion (19132); Fairhill, North Philadelphia (19133); Port Richmond (19134); Tacony (19135); Bridesburg (19137); West Oak Lane (19138); Walnut Hill/West (19139); Hunting Park (19140); Logan (19141); Elmwood, Southwest Philadelphia (19142); University City (19143); Germantown (19144); Graduate Hospital, Naval Square, Southwest Center City (19146); Frankford, Mayfair (19149); Cedarbrook (19150); Overbrook, Overbrook Farms, Overbrook Park (19151); Eastwick (19153).
*This zip code list is subject to change.
Penn Medicine vaccine interest form
Main Line Health vaccine plan
University of the Sciences is hosting a regular vaccine clinic. They will call people who are eligible and who have signed up on the city’s interest form to invite them for an appointment.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is running a vaccine clinic at the Convention Center. They will call people who are eligible and who have signed up on the city’s interest form to invite them for an appointment.
I live in Philadelphia, when am I eligible to get the vaccine?
As of February 16, 2021, Philadelphia is vaccinating people eligible for phases 1A and 1B.
Click here to see a list of categories eligible in those phases.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about vaccine eligibility in Philadelphia.
Click here for more information on the city’s distribution plan.
Click here to see weekly updates on the city’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This a very helpful site!
Other resources about the covid-19 vaccine by state