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.

Vaccine distribution and case tracking

Phases

Phase 1a

  • Patient-facing healthcare workers
  • Long-term care facility residents and staff

Phase 1b

  • Frontline essential workers at high risk for exposure
  • Individuals 65+
  • Those with the highest risk medical conditions
  • Those working or residing in congregate settings

Phase 1c

  • Essential workers at lower risk of exposure

Phase 2

  • Anyone 16+ not yet immunized
Find a vaccination clinic to set up your own appointment, or see our blog and FAQ for more information on where and when you can get the vaccine.


Beginning May 3, 2021, the Health Department is reporting vaccine administration data twice weekly. This dashboard will update with the latest information around 1:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday.

Dose counts last updated:

People with at least one dose
Fully vaccinated people
Total doses administered

Cases and deaths last updated:

Total cases
Deaths

Get local information on COVID-19

The City provides an FAQ, helpline, and more. To get updates on your phone, text COVIDPHL to 888-777.

Events

  • May
    15
    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

    May 15, 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 (online registration not yet available)
  • May
    15
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    New Journey Christian Center, 5728 Ardleigh St., Philadelphia, PA 19138

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    May 15, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    New Journey Christian Center, 5728 Ardleigh St., Philadelphia, PA 19138
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration (online registration not yet available)
  • 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 

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.

New $28.6 Billion SBA Grant Program for Restaurants Opens

The U.S. Small Business Administration is scheduled to open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021 at noon for the new Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. More information, including how businesses can create a registration account for the new Fund is available at sba.gov/restaurants.

Established under the American Rescue Plan, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides a total of $28.6 billion in direct relief funds to restaurants and other hard-hit food establishments that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Funds must be used for allowable expenses by March 11, 2023.

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.


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