COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is available to everyone 12 and older! Get an appointment or visit the Convention Center or Esperanza walk-up sites.

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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1101 Market St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Announcements

COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Program Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is partnering with the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC), a nonprofit organization, to solicit proposals from qualified home health agencies to help provide the support and/or services needed to ensure successful isolation and quarantine for people with or exposed to COVID-19.

Read the RFP.

Relaxed Safer-at-Home Restrictions starting May 7

In response to the number of new COVID-19 cases beginning to fall in Philadelphian and the region, the Health Department announced a series of changes to the City’s Safer-at-Home restrictions.

Beginning Friday, May 7, 2021, the following changes will go into effect:

  • For indoor dining
    • Capacity will be increased from 25%, or 50% if restaurants meet enhanced ventilation standards, to 50%, or 75% if restaurants meet enhanced ventilation standards.
    • Maximum table size will be increased from four to six, and there is no longer a requirement that everyone at the table be from the same household.
  • For outdoor dining
    • Maximum table size will be increased to 10, which is the state limit.
  • For indoor catered events
    • Important to remember that events like indoor weddings are the highest risk.
    • For the first time in more than a year, the City will allow indoor catered social events up to 25% occupancy of space with a cap of 75 persons total.
      • If case rates continue to fall, the City may increase that cap to 150 beginning  May 21.
  • Other gatherings and events
    • Indoor gatherings and events will be able to increase their maximum capacity to 25% of normal capacity and outdoor gatherings and events will be able to increase maximum capacity to 50%.

In all of these situations, the Health Commissioner made a strong recommendation that anyone participating in these higher-risk and higher-density events should be vaccinated first.

Sign Up For Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment!

It has never been easier to get vaccinated and protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. And it’s easier than ever to get to the vaccine clinics! Find out more.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Micro-site Program RFP

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (“PDPH”) seeks to expand the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccination by establishing easily accessible “micro-sites” in geographic areas and communities with low vaccination and testing rates. Read the RFP.

Events

  • May
    17
    Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    9:00 am to 11:00 am
    SEPTA Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    May 17, 2021
    9:00 am to 11:00 am, 2 hours
    SEPTA Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing 
  • May
    17
    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

    May 17, 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
  • May
    18
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Masjidullah - The Center for Excellence, 7401 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19138, USA

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    May 18, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    Masjidullah - The Center for Excellence, 7401 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19138, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration (online registration not yet available)

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