City hits numerous COVID-19 vaccination milestones
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported an additional 20,515 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Monday, February 7. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 993,071, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 1,205,912. Currently, 80 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. 51.6 percent of 5-to-11-year-olds in Philadelphia have received at least one vaccine dose. Among eligible Philadelphians ages 12 and older, 74.1 percent are fully vaccinated, and 90 percent have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health reports 435 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 68 on ventilators.
In the last two weeks, 3.9 percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 271,371 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 4,638 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 294 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.
“This week, we’ve hit a number of COVID-19 vaccine coverage milestones, which show that Philadelphians are continuing to protect themselves and each other by getting vaccinated,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole. “More than 1.2 million Philadelphians have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, which includes 90 percent of residents 12 and older. We can now report that more than half of children between 5 and 11 have also received at least one dose. Four out of five, or 80 percent, of adults in Philadelphia are fully vaccinated, and more than 30 percent have received a booster dose. While we’re continuing to work to get everyone vaccinated and boosted, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all of the many Philadelphians who have been part of making this happen, from the healthcare workers administering the vaccines to the many people who talked to family, friends, and neighbors about why the vaccine matters. Thank you for continuing to get vaccinated; keep up the great work!”
*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.
Resources for Media:
- Recordings of COVID-19 briefings (Subtitles available in multiple languages).
- Recordings of Health Department COVID-19 briefings.
- COVID-19 press releases.