Over 1 million Philadelphians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported an additional 8,121 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Monday, September 20. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 856,648, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 1,040,008. Currently, 69 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated, and 83.7 percent of Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Health reports 216 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 30 on ventilators.
In the last two weeks, four percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 160,340 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 3,857 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 280 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.
Healthcare Workers Vaccine Mandate Deadline: On August 13, the City announced that all healthcare workers in Philadelphia were mandated to be vaccinated against COVID by October 15. Given the need for two doses of vaccine for both Pfizer and Moderna, it’s important that healthcare workers start that process as soon as possible. People who get their first dose of Pfizer by Friday, September 24 will be able to get their second dose by the deadline. And people who get the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be able to make the deadline. Healthcare workers, and everyone else in Philadelphia, can find the closest vaccine site today by visiting phila.gov/vaccine. For more information on the healthcare worker mandate, see the Health Department’s blog here.
Approved Weekend Street Closures for Outdoor Dining (September 24-26): In June 2020, the City launched four new options for restaurants to operate outdoor dining in order to earn much needed revenue. To see this weekend’s approved street closures, view this blog. Vehicular traffic should avoid these streets.
- City’s COVID-19 homepage: phila.gov/covid-19.
- Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 response.
- Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline: 1 (800) 722-7112.
- Health Department COVID Call Center: 215-685-5488.
- Residents can text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to get updates sent to their phones.
- Residents can now set their own appointments to be vaccinated at City-run clinics.
- There are multiple public transit options to get to City-run clinics.
- COVID-19 testing is available for free at sites throughout Philadelphia.
- The COVID Prevention and Response Fund is accepting donations to aid nonprofits and individuals that are supporting their community through the pandemic.
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