COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is available to everyone 12 and older! Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Department of Public Health

What we do

The Department of Public Health works to make Philadelphia a healthy place to live, work, and play.

Our department:

  • Provides high-quality medical care at City health centers.
  • Prevents the spread of illness and infectious disease.
  • Protects against environmental hazards.
  • Encourages healthy behaviors to prevent chronic disease.
  • Plans and responds to health emergencies.
  • Ensures the quality and accessibility of health services.
  • Sets health policy.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports on a variety of public health data.

Two boards provide us with guidance on policy and regulatory issues: the Board of Health and the Air Pollution Control Board.

The Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) determines the cause and manner of death for sudden, unexpected, and unnatural deaths in Philadelphia.

By providing a safety net to the City’s most vulnerable people, we work to keep everyone in Philadelphia healthy.

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Announcements

City drops last COVID-19 restrictions

After nearly 15 months of COVID-19 restrictions, on Friday, June 11, the City of Philadelphia is dropping the last of its Safer at Home COVID restrictions due to low case rates and high vaccination rates.
Part of these changes includes no longer requiring that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors, and that the 11 p.m. last call curfew at restaurants is lifted.

Philly Vax Sweepstakes

The Philly Vax Sweepstakes is a series of three citywide drawings designed to give Philadelphians extra motivation to get their vaccination against COVID-19 as the city fully reopens this summer.

A total of 36 vaccinated Philadelphians will win cash prizes up to $50,000, totaling nearly $400,000 in giveaways.

In each of the three drawings on June 21, July 6, and July 19, six individuals will win $1,000; four will win $5,000; and two will win $50,000.

City to drop most Safer-at-Home Restrictions on June 2

In response to the lowest number of new cases since late September 2020 and percent positive rates below 3 percent, the City will be lifting virtually all Safer-at-Home restrictions, including density limits, maximum capacity limits, distancing rules, etc. on Wednesday, June 2.

The indoor mask mandate and 11 p.m. last call for dining order will continue to be enforced until the Health Department reviews the state of the pandemic and may drop those restrictions on Friday, June 11.

It was previously announced that the City would lift restrictions on Friday, June 11, but the continued low rates prompted the change in plans. Learn more about these changes.

Events

  • Jun
    12
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Centro de Alabanza, 440 E Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    June 12, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    Centro de Alabanza, 440 E Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
  • Jun
    12
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    National Wholesale Liquidators, 900 Orthodox St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    June 12, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    National Wholesale Liquidators, 900 Orthodox St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
  • Jun
    14
    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    The Simple Way, 3234 Potter St., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    June 14, 2021
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Simple Way, 3234 Potter St., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing 
    • Pediatric testing offered

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