There are more than 100 sites citywide that are approved to administer COVID-19 vaccine, and that number continues to grow, but vaccine supply is still relatively low in Philadelphia.
Because of the limited supply of vaccine, the City is taking a phased approach to distributing it, focusing on vaccinating those who are at highest risk first. Because of this approach, the vast majority of the vaccine clinics in Philadelphia currently require appointments.
As we plan to receive increased vaccine supply in the coming weeks and months, we’re growing our network of vaccine distributors. This means that as vaccine supply increases, it will become easier and easier to schedule an appointment and get the vaccine at a location close to you.
Here are a few of the ways we’ve recently expanded our vaccine distribution network.
Center City Vaccination Center
We partnered with FEMA to open a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Pennsylvania Convention Cente. FEMA and federal partners are planning to support this site through staffing, operations, logistics and vaccine allocations. This site can distribute up to 6,000 doses per day once it’s at its maximum operating capacity.
This site will also have its own vaccination allocation from the federal government—42,000 doses a week—separate from Philadelphia’s weekly allocation, allowing the Health Department to continue standing up community vaccination sites using the City’s own allotment. Learn more about the Center City Vaccination Center.
New community vaccination sites
As part of the City’s plan to make COVID-19 vaccine as accessible as possible in traditionally underserved neighborhoods, the Health Department has committed to opening City-run community mass vaccination clinics in neighborhoods and communities with the greatest need.
Details on the new and existing City-run locations are as follows:
Locations currently open:
- Community Academy Charter School, 1100 E. Erie Ave.
- Center City Vaccination Center at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 N. 12th St.
- MLK Older Adult Center, 2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
- University of the Sciences, Bobby Morgan Arena, 835 S. 43rd St.
Locations opening the week of March 15, 2021:
- Edward O’Malley (EOM) Athletic Association, 144 Moore St.
- Grand Yesha Ballroom, 2308 Snyder Ave.
- Mastery Charter Simon Gratz High School, 1798 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Locations opening the week of March 22, 2021:
- Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein German American Club, 9130 Academy Rd.
- City Facility, 7800 Ogontz Ave.
A tenth site, to be located in West Philadelphia near the Market Street corridor, will be announced shortly and is on track to be operational by the week of March 22.
CHOP Education and Childcare Personnel Vaccination Program
We partnered with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to create a program to vaccinate all teachers, principals, and staff at all District, charter, independent and parochial schools, as well as at childcare centers and pre-K providers.
The program will continue in the coming weeks and expand to pop-up clinics located in school buildings throughout the city.
Our existing network
For months, we’ve partnered with many different organizations and companies throughout Philadelphia to help us distribute the vaccine. There are more than 100 sites across Philadelphia that are approved to administer vaccine. You can view a map of approved vaccine distribution sites here. Remember, the vast majority of the vaccine clinics in Philadelphia currently require appointments.
If you’re interested in receiving vaccine, please register on the City’s Vaccine Interest form, or call 311 and have them get you registered, and you’ll be notified when you are eligible and we have vaccine for you. That notification will include information about where and how you can register for an appointment.
These are the types of sites we’ve partnered with:
- Pharmacies, both chains and independently-owned
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Senior sites
- Urgent Cares
- Community centers
- Behavioral Health
We want to get everyone vaccinated, and we’re working hard to do that, with new clinics opening every week.