PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported an additional 16,791 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Monday, January 10. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 971,963, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 1,237,969. Currently, 78.3 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated, and more than 95 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. 30.4 percent of 5-to-11-year-olds in Philadelphia have received at least one vaccine dose. Among eligible Philadelphians ages 12 and older, 72.5 percent are fully vaccinated, and 92.3 percent have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Health reports 1,621 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 126 on ventilators.
In the last two weeks, 28.8 percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 248,363 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 4,324 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 3,301 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.
Step Up to the Plate Concludes after 20 Months, 878,165 Free Meals:
Step Up to the Plate, a collaborative effort of Broad Street Ministry, Prevention Point Philadelphia, and SEAMAAC, along with the City of Philadelphia, which launched in the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020, concluded its formal service after 20 months on December 31, 2021. In that time, the program provided 878,165 meals in three locations to individuals experiencing housing and food insecurity. Read the program’s press release to learn more about its impact over the past 20 months. To find a meal, please visit phila.gov/food for the most up-to-date resources available.
City of Philadelphia Municipal Offices Closed on Monday, January 17:
The City of Philadelphia will be closed on Monday, January 17 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No COVID-19 press release will be issued on Monday, January 17. The next COVID-19 press release will be issued Thursday, January 20.
*Note: All vaccine administration percentages will be capped at 95 percent to account for U.S. Census estimates.
- Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine: phila.gov/vaccine.
- Where to find COVID-19 testing: phila.gov/testing.
- 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.
- The COVID Prevention and Response Fund is accepting donations to aid nonprofits and individuals that are supporting their community through the pandemic.