The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is committed to making COVID-19 vaccine accessible to everyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Philadelphia. This includes people who may have difficulty getting to a mass vaccination site, pharmacy, or other vaccination clinic due to various access issues.
To ensure that all residents have the opportunity to get vaccinated, the Health Department has created a homebound vaccination referral program. This program helps people who are homebound and their families to schedule in-home vaccination services through different vaccine providers.
This program is available for any individual who is homebound or for anyone who would have difficulty being vaccinated at a clinic due to a disability. As part of this program, personal care attendants, family, and any other caregivers or residents of the household are eligible to be vaccinated during the same visit.
If you are interested in setting up a vaccine appointment for yourself or a person who is homebound, call 311 or 215-685-5488 (dial 711 for TRS/TTY assistance) or fill out this form. Once you are registered, you will be contacted by that provider to schedule an in-home vaccination visit. It may take 1 – 2 weeks to get your appointment scheduled.
COVID-19 vaccine is free, though some providers may bill insurance if you have it.
Healthcare organizations or professionals interested in helping to vaccinate people who are homebound can email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to enroll as a COVID-19 vaccine provider and how to participate in the Health Department’s homebound vaccination referral program.
On October 22, 2021, the CDC updated its recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for certain populations. You can find more information about who is eligible to receive a booster or an additional dose here. Individuals requesting in-home vaccines can request a booster dose using the link below.