The City of Philadelphia is committed to making the vaccine available and accessible to all Philadelphians. All City-run mass vaccine clinics and FEMA-supported clinics provide many different services for those who require/prefer functional assistance, language interpretation, or are sensory sensitive.

Sites

Most of the City-run community clinics are located inside gymnasiums, 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. Register for an appointment at a City-run clinic here.

Facility Information On-Site Resources Facility Notes
Cannstatter Volksfest Verein
9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Operated by PFD
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • This location typically has low volume and short waiting times.
  • Layout of the facility minimizes walking distances.
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.</li
  • The facility has a carpeted floor.
  • The facility has a large parking lot.
Center City Vaccination Center
100 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Operated by FEMA
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • In-Person Interpretation
    • Spanish
    • Mandarin
    • Cantonese
    • Vietnamese
    • Portuguese
    • ASL
    • DCI
  • Sensory booth
  • This location typically has low volume and waiting times.
  • Due to the size of the facility customers may be asked to walk long distances.
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.
  • Restroom is ADA compliant.
  • Facility has partially carpeted floors.
Community Academy
1100 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Operated by PDPH
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • Private space/privacy screen
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.
  • Restroom is ADA compliant.
  • Close to a wheelchair accessible Market-Frankford stop.
  • The facility has a parking lot.
Edward O’Malley Athletic Association
144 Moore Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Operated by PDPH
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • Private space/privacy screen
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.
  • Restroom is ADA compliant.
  • Accessible entrance has a small lip in the threshold.
Esperanza Community Center
4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Operated by FEMA
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • In-Person Interpretation
    • Spanish
    • Russian
    • Cambodian
    • Mandarin
    • Korean
    • Arabic
    • Portugese
    • ASL for English and Spanish
  • Sensory booth
  • This location typically has medium volume and waiting times.
  • Due to the size of the facility, individuals may be asked to walk long distances.
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.
  • FREE SEPTA express shuttle bus runs between Allegheny station and the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center for anyone using the Broad Street Line. Shuttle bus will pick up on the south side of Allegheny Ave between Broad Street and 13th Street, near the elevators.
  • The facility has a large parking lot.
Grand Yesha Ballroom
2308 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Operated by PDPH
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.
  • Standalone restrooms are ADA compliant.
  • This facility has dim lighting and may be dark.
  • The facility has a carpeted floor.
MLK Older Adult Center
2100 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Operated by PDPH
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • Private space/privacy screen
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.
  • Restroom is ADA compliant.
PFD Ogontz Avenue
7800 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Operated by PFD
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • This location typically has low volume and short waiting times.
  • Layout of the facility minimizes walking distances.
  • The facility has dim lighting and may be dark.
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.
Salvation Army
5501 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Operated by PFD
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • This location typically has low volume and short waiting times.
  • Layout of the facility minimizes walking distances.
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.
Simon Gratz High School
1798 West Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Operated by PFD
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • Private space/privacy screen
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Restroom is narrow.
  • Multiple doorways are narrow.
  • There is a separate accessible entrance.
  • Accessible entrance has a large lip in the threshold.
  • Email CovidVax@phila.gov for more access information.
University of the Sciences ARC
730 43rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
Operated by PDPH
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  • AFN Communications Kit
  • Sensory Kit
  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)
  • Language Line
  • Private space/privacy screen
  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs are provided on site.
  • Parking available on site.
  • Restroom is ADA compliant.
  • Located near a wheelchair inaccessible trolley line.

Resources

Mobility Equipment
All City-run and FEMA-run mass vaccine sites have wheelchairs on-site for those that need them or prefer to use them for longer wait times or to get through the vaccine process.

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
VRI services will also be available on site at all City-run Clinics. There will be on-site interpreters American Sign Language (ASL) at the FEMA-run sites.

In-Person Interpretation
In-person interpreters are always available at FEMA-run sites, specific languages do vary. In-person interpreters are on a rotating schedule at the City-run community clinics.

Language Access
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 community clinic has over-the-phone language access capabilities to provide translation services.

AFN Communications Kits
Access and functional needs communications kits contain tools that help those with functional needs such as limited vision review information and communicate more easily.

  • Ruby Magnifier
  • Lighted Magnifying Glass
  • Pocket Talkers
  • Whiteboards/Markers
  • Communication board

Sensory Kits
Sensory kits contain items known to comfort and appropriately focus people with sensory sensitivities.

  • Weighted Lap Pad
  • Fidgets
  • Noise-cancelling Headphones
  • Wobble Seat
  • Timers

Sensory Booths
The sensory booth is a closed off space for those with or children with noise or stimulation sensitivities, those needing to change clothes, or for those who prefer more privacy.

Transportation

The City has partnered with SEPTA to provide accessible transportation resources to ensure that all Philadelphians are able to get to any City-run and FEMA supported Vaccination Clinic. There are transportation desks at each site where customers can access information and the transportation resources listed.

SEPTA Transit Pass
The city will be distributing FREE transit passes at all City-run and FEMA supported sites. 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.

Individuals can request a ride to their vaccination appointment by dialing 3-1-1 and selecting Option 5 between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Requests should be made at least 72 hours before the date of the appointment.

3-1-1 uses Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. To be connected with TRS, dial 7-1-1 and an assistant will place the call on behalf of the text telephone device (TTY or TDD). 7-1-1 can be used to access all telecommunication relay services in Pennsylvania.

Other Transit Information
The City has published a blog post with even more information on how to get to the City-run clinics.