Following the success of the open access clinics at the Center City Vaccination Center, the Health Department has committed to facilitating access to COVID-19 vaccine for Philadelphians who may be uncomfortable or have difficulty registering online for a vaccine appointment. The City knows that many of our seniors aren’t as internet savvy as younger Philadelphians, so in addition to making the City’s Vaccine Interest form available by calling 311, the Health Department is opening walk-up clinics in three of the hardest hit sections of the city.
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley has said that he’s worried that our rising case counts are dangerous because too many Philadelphians over the age of 65 are not vaccinated yet. People who are older than 65 are at the greatest risk of being hospitalized or dying from COVID, so it’s very important that they get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Many people in West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia and the Northeast know exactly where their local City Health Center is, so the Health Department has converted spaces in those clinics to allow for walk-up clinics only on Wednesdays until further notice. These vaccine clinics will NOT be open any other day of the week at this time.
Beginning Wednesday, April 7, these Health Centers will hold walk-up hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Health Center 3 Annex, 4219 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Berks Street Annex (Health Center 5), 2001 West Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
- Health Center 10, East Side Courtyard entrance, 2230 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
These clinics are able to vaccinate up to 50 people per day using Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Only Philadelphia residents who over the age of 65 will be eligible to come to these walk-up clinics.