PHILADELPHIA—The City continues to respond to the ongoing measles outbreak in Philadelphia.

Current situation

Today, the Health Department reports 0 new confirmed cases of measles, for a total of 8 confirmed cases of measles (7 Philadelphia cases, one non-Philadelphia case). This marks the fourth day in a row with no new measles cases identified.

While 93 percent of Philadelphia children are vaccinated against measles, it remains a dangerous virus. The Health Department strongly encourages everyone who is unvaccinated to seek out a vaccine.

The Health Department is posting regular updates on the City’s website. Check for the latest.

Today’s updates

The Health Department has added a number of additional vaccination sites to ensure that children and adults who need a measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine can get vaccinated for free right in their community.

People seeking vaccination do not need any identification; a piece of mail with an address on it will qualify them as a resident. If people seeking vaccination have insurance, they are requested to bring that information. However, insurance is not required to be vaccinated.

Saturday, January 13, 2024, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Catholic Social Services

7340 Jackson Street, 19136


Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. AND 1 – 3 p.m.

  • Health Center 3, 555 S. 43rd Street, 19104
  • Health Center 4, 4400 Haverford Avenue, 19104
  • Health Center 5, 1900 N. 20th. Street, 19121


Saturday, January 20, 2024, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Health Center #10

2230 Cottman Avenue, 19149


Saturday, January 27, 2024, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Health Center #10

2230 Cottman Avenue, 19149


Saturday, February 10, 2024, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Health Center #10

2230 Cottman Avenue, 19149


Any child in Philadelphia can get vaccinated at any City health center. Contact our call center at (215) 685-2933 to make an appointment.

Press notes

For planning purposes, press should be aware that after seven consecutive days of no new cases, the Health Department will move these press releases to weekly. After two weeks of no new cases, press releases on measles will only be distributed should a new case associated with this outbreak be identified. Measles outbreaks are considered over after two incubation periods with no new cases. The incubation period for measles is 21 days. After 42 days with no new associated cases, the Health Department will declare the outbreak to be ended.

The Health Department is currently coordinating news media interviews with Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole. Press are instructed to submit all interview and information requests on the measles outbreak to

Press is not being offered access to any of the vaccinating clinics at this time in order to preserve anonymity of patients. This may change as the response continues.