As part of ongoing efforts to make sure everyone has access to Covid-19 vaccines, we are hosting a Deaf Vaccination Day for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community at Esperanza Community Vaccination Center (ECVC) on Saturday, May 1st from 9 AM to 4 PM.
The vaccination site will provide the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with ASL and Deaf interpreters as well as a Spanish-speaking Deaf interpreter. There will be an assisted check-in area and process, as well as signage with directions for patients with access and functional needs. There will be a privacy or sensory booth on site for those who need it. The privacy booth is a place for those with or children with noise or stimulation sensitivities, those needing to change clothes, or for those who prefer more privacy.
The entrance to Esperanza is at 4th and Bristol (4261 N 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19140). Walk-ups are welcome, but people wishing to receive a vaccine can pre-register beforehand to make the process even quicker. Second shots will be scheduled on-site for May 22nd.
There are several ways you can get to Esperanza: Free Shuttles SEPTA, FEMA, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health have arranged for FREE shuttle services to take you to the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center. Folk are encouraged to pre-register for the shuttle.
The pick-up/drop off locations are:
- Stella Maris Catholic Church, 2901 S 10th St, 19148
- Bus departs at 10 am
- 40th and Market Streets (SW Corner)
- Bus departs at 11 am
- St. Francis de Sales School, 917 S 47th St, 19143
- Bus departs at 12 pm
- St. Matthew Church, 3000 Cottman Ave, 19149
- Bus departs at 1 pm
Free SEPTA CCT (Customized Community Transportation) Seniors and individuals with disabilities can schedule a SEPTA CCT appointment for roundtrip transportation from your home to Esperanza by calling 3-1-1 and selecting Option 5 between 8 AM and 8 PM.
Take Public Transit – For Free Free round-trip transit passes for vaccination appointments are also available for SEPTA bus routes #57 and #47. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone 16+ who lives or works in Philadelphia is eligible to get vaccinated, so bring your hearing family, friends, and caregivers too!