75 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19


PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported an additional 20,496 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Monday, November 29. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 931,368, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 1,161,192. Currently, 75 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated, and 93.5 percent of Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

All residents ages five and older are eligible to be vaccinated in Philadelphia. 10.6 percent of 5-to-11-year-olds in Philadelphia have received at least one vaccine dose. Among eligible Philadelphians ages 12 and older, 69.5 percent are fully vaccinated, and 86.6 percent have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Department of Health reports 242 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 36 on ventilators.

In the last two weeks, 4.6 percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 177,196 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 4,092 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 239 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.

“Philadelphia reached a new vaccination milestone this week, with 75 percent of adults in Philadelphia fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “I am grateful that so many residents are protecting themselves and others. Philadelphia continues to be one of the first big cities in our country to reach these important milestones, thanks to our health and outreach workers and volunteers. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, now is a great time to get vaccinated before gathering with loved ones for the holidays. And if you have already received the vaccine, make sure to follow up and get your booster once you’re eligible. Finally, don’t forget to get your annual flu shot this winter. These vaccines are safe and incredibly effective. Vax up, Philly!”

Approved Weekend Street Closures for Outdoor Dining (December 3-5): In June 2020, the City launched four 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.

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