PHILADELPHIA—The City continues to respond to the ongoing measles outbreak in Philadelphia. Current situationToday, the Health Department reports no new confirmed cases of measles, for a total of 9 confirmed cases of measles (8 Philadelphia cases, one non-Philadelphia case). 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 updatesAs it has been seven consecutive days since any new cases of measles have been announced, the Health Department will only be issuing these press releases 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 coordinating a number of vaccination opportunities 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. 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 27, 2024, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.Health Center 102230 Cottman Avenue, 19149 Saturday, February 10, 2024, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.Health Center 102230 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 notesThe 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 Health Centers vaccinating clinics at this time in order to preserve anonymity of patients. This may change as the response continues.