NOTE: This blog post has been archived and is no longer being updated. The clinics below are not in operation as of May 31, 2022.
The City of Philadelphia is committed to making the vaccine available and accessible to all Philadelphians. All City-run vaccine clinics provide many different services for those who require/prefer functional assistance, language interpretation, or are sensory sensitive.
Most of the City-run community clinics are located inside libraries, recreation centers, or other large public spaces. Below you will find notes that highlight what accommodations each site will have that may make them different from one another.
|African Cultural Alliance of North America: ACANA
5530 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
25 South 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
5543 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19139
6098 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111
1333 Wagner Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141
6742 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135
The following resources will be present at all clinics listed above. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request any accommodation not listed here.
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
VRI services will also be available on site at all City-run clinics.
If you or a member of your party needs language translation or interpretation services, see any staff member. Every site has a variety of accommodations to meet these necessary needs. Every City-run clinic has over-the-phone language access capabilities to provide translation services.
AFN Communications Kit / Sensory Kit
Access and functional needs communications kits contain tools that help those with functional needs such as limited vision review information and communicate more easily.
- Communication board
- Pocket Talker
- Ruby magnifier
- White board/ markers
- Bold Writer pens
- Clear masks
- Wired Headphones
- Weighted Lap pad
- Noise-cancelling Headphones
- Wobble Seat
- Stress Balls
The City has partnered with SEPTA to provide accessible transportation resources to ensure that all Philadelphians are able to get to any City-run clinic. Customers can ask any staff member for transportation resources.
SEPTA Transit Pass
The city will be distributing FREE transit passes at all City-run clinics. If you require transportation assistance, please ask any City staff member at the clinic for support.
Expanded SEPTA CCT Service
SEPTA, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, has expanded Customized Community Transportation (CCT) for vaccinations. This service is for anyone who is 65 years of age or older, has a disability or access and functional need, or anyone who identifies a ride accommodation need. SEPTA CCT provides door-to-door service from individuals’ homes, to the vaccination site, and back home after their vaccination. This service is free-of-charge. Caretakers can accompany individuals’ travel on SEPTA CCT.
Call the City’s transportation hotline at (215) 586-3006 to request a ride between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. A representative will help to identify the best transportation resource to meet your needs.
The City’s transportation hotline, run through the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service, can help residents arrange for a Lyft ride, sign up for SEPTA CCT, or answer questions about other transportation resources.