COVID-19 vaccine was first received in Philadelphia on December 16, 2020. Healthcare workers and staff and residents of long-term care facilities were prioritized to receive vaccine in the earliest phase of vaccine distribution (Phase 1a).
On January 19, 2021, the City added Phase 1b priority groups as eligible for vaccination, in addition to continuing vaccination of persons in Phase 1a.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations in Philadelphia, visit frequently asked questions.
For information about COVID-19 vaccinations in the rest of Pennsylvania, including how many Philadelphia residents were vaccinated in other PA counties, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health.